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December 31, 2012

Shorties (A New Short Story by Rivka Galchen, The 10 Best Music Festival Moments of 2012, and more)

The New Yorker features a new story by Rivka Galchen.

Paste lists the 10 best music festival moments of 2012.

89 year-end music lists were added to the master aggregation Saturday, including VH1's favorite albums, NPR Music's music videos of the year, The Daily Beast's best songs, and much more.

47 lists were added yesterday to the master aggregation of year-end online "best books of 2012" lists, including author Laurel Snyder's best books, comic writers and artists' favorites at Paste Magazine,'s best YA books, and much more.

The Largehearted Boy books of the year (more lists to come):

my favorite graphic novels of 2012
my favorite nonfiction books of 2012
my favorite novels of 2012
my favorite short story collections of 2012

Chad Harbach's novel The Art of Fielding is on sale for $1.99 today wherever e-books are sold.

FemaleFirst lists 2013's most anticipated albums.

AbeBooks wraps up 2012 in literature.

PopMatters lists 2013's most likely breakout musical artists.

Beyond the Margins is taking nominations for its Above and Beyond Award 2013, which recognizes "an individual who has gone above and beyond to help other writers and/or contribute to a community of writers."

All Things Considered previews 2013's most anticipated album releases.

Morning Edition interviews Daniel H. Pink about his new book To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others.

NPR Music surveys musicians, music industry people, and writers about 2012 in music.

The Guardian lists five great darknesses in literature.

BBC News previews 2013's cultural highlights.

Win three Threadless $100 gift certificates in this week's contest at Largehearted Boy.

Amazon MP3 offers 100 albums on sale for $5 each.
Amazon MP3 offers 100 digital holiday albums on sale for $5 each.
Amazon MP3 offers over 1,400 albums on sale for $3.99.
Amazon MP3 offers over 600 albums for sale for $2.99.
Amazon MP3 offers over 400 jazz albums on sale for $1.78.
Amazon MP3 offers over 56,000 free and legal mp3s.
Amazon MP3 is adding five holiday songs to its free mp3 downloads every day through the end of the year.

Follow me on Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, Facebook, and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

The list of online "best of 2012" book lists
The list of online "best of 2012" music lists

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics & graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists

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