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December 20, 2012

Shorties (Important Writers Outside of New York, 2012's Musical Controversies, and more)

At Tin House, Roxane Gay lists important writers living outside of New York City.

Flavorwire looks back on the year's musical controversies.

49 year-end music lists were added yesterday to the master aggregation yesterday, including the favorite albums of The Brooklyn Hater (aka Jason Diamond), Gorilla vs. Bear's music videos, Three Percent's favorite albums, and many more.

54 lists were added yesterday to the master aggregation of year-end online "best books of 2012" lists, including Eater's unhealthiest cookbooks, Audible's best audiobooks, NPR's best mysteries & romances, Omnivoracious's best science fiction and fantasy collections, 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

Author Jami Attenberg shares her daily media consumption with The Atlantic Wire.

Bookworm interviews cartoonist Charles Burns.

Polyphonic Spree frontman Tim DeLaughter shares a holiday playlist (that you can stream on Spotify) with The Cut.

Rick Riordan talks to All Things Considered about his new middle grade novel, The Red Pyramid.

"I think anytime you're writing to the middle grades, you're writing to young readers who are trapped in a number of ways between two worlds: between childhood and adulthood, between their friends and their parents," Riordan says. "Often they're trapped, trying to identify where they fit in their culture."

Fresh Air interviews The Sopranos creator David Chase about the music film he produced with Steven Van Zandt, Not Fade Away.

At Zola Books, author Lydia Millet lists her favorite YA series.

Morning Edition remembers Joe Strummer 10 years after the musician's death.

Prospect Blog recommends five relatively recently published short story collections.

Flavorwire stereotypes you by your favorite 2012 album.

Amazon MP3 is adding five holiday songs to its free mp3 downloads every day through the end of the year.

Win the cookbook Bouchon Bakery and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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 1,300 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.

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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