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January 14, 2013

Shorties (Conspiracy Theories About Classic Literary Characters, The 45th Anniversary of Johnny Cash's At Folsom Prison Album, and more)

Flavorwire lists conspiracy theories about classic literary characters.

At Paste, musicians discuss Johnny Cash's At Folsom Prison album on the 45th anniversary of its release.

27 year-end music lists were added Saturday to the master aggregation, including Popblerd's favorite albums, Entertainment for Dudes' top albums, and many more.

41 lists were added Thursday to the master aggregation of year-end online "best books of 2012" lists, including GeekDad's best books, LitChat's favorite 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

The January edition of the Music Alliance Pact is online with 35 songs from 35 bloggers in 35 countries.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Showtime is producing Penny Dreadful, a television series that will feature literary characters including Dr. Frankenstein and Dorian Gray.

Marianne Faithfull discusses her music career with the Guardian.

Newsweek lists Dublin's literary hot spots.

Stream the Crass documentary There Is No Authority But Yourself. (via)

All Things Considered interviews Marjorie Senechal about her new book I Died for Beauty: Dorothy Wrinch and the Cultures of Science.

The Guardian shares a quiz about David Bowie's career.

General Stanley McChrystal talks to Weekend Edition about his new memoir My Share of the Task.

Weekend Edition profiles the successful classical music record label Naxos Records.

"I had run other very successful businesses before I started the record companies," Heymann says. "So I looked at that with the cold eye of the businessman and I said, 'This is all crazy, how they run this business. Why don't we do it differently?' "

NPR Books remembers author Evan S. Connell.

NPR is streaming the new Widowspeak album, Almanac (out January 22nd).

KQED interviews cartoonist Thien Pham about his graphic novel Sumo and his creative process.

Rolling Stone is streaming the New Order rarities compilation Lost Sirens (out January 15th).

Win two bar-related memoirs, Rosie Schaap's Drinking with Men and J.R. Moehringer's The Tender Bar, and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's contest at Largehearted Boy.

Amazon MP3 offers 100 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.

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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