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December 14, 2012

Shorties (Literary Death Match: The Television Show, Dave Berman of the Silver Jews Profiled, and more)

The Daily Beast reports that Literary Death Match has recorded a television pilot.

Tablet profiles Silver Jews frontman and poet Dave Berman.

58 year-end music lists were added yesterday to the master aggregation yesterday, including MTV's albums of the year, NPR Music critics' top albums, Paste Magazine's best reissues and box sets, and much more.

31 lists were added yesterday to the master aggregation of year-end online "best books of 2012" lists, including Paste Magazine's favorite books, Eater's essential cookbooks and food books, Rough Trade Records' top books, and many 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

Reading Is Bliss recommends literary gifts for bibliophiles.

The Wall Street Journal examines the current boom in remastered music releases, and delves into the actual process.

Blurb Is a Verb examines the pros and cons of photographs vs. illustrations for book covers.

NPR Music examines the surprisingly healthy status of the compilation in today's music scene.

Compilations still play a crucial role in understanding pop — maybe even more so now with an ever-more-daunting smorgasbord of options, both present and past, at our disposal — as a few recent releases prove.

She Knows reports that Lena Dunham has sued Gawker for posting her book proposal online.

Singer-songwriter Lissie visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

PopMatters excerpts from Dylan Jones' new book, The Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music: From Adele to Ziggy, the Real A to Z of Rock and Pop.

On sale for $5 this week at Amazon MP3: Big Boi's new album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors.

Michael Chabon reflects on his favorite books, films, and television of the year at the Los Angeles Times.

The Smiths 8-Bit Takeover Project reimagines Smiths songs as old school video games.

Forbidden Planet previews 30 of 2013's most anticipated comics.

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

Win my favorite book of 2012, Chris Ware's comics collection Building Stories, 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 1,600 albums on sale for $3.99.
Amazon MP3 offers over 500 albums for sale for $2.99.
Amazon MP3 has 22 classic R&B and soul albums on sale for $2.99 each.
Amazon MP3 offers over 400 jazz albums on sale for $1.78.
Amazon MP3 offers over 33,000 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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