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January 6, 2013

Shorties (Kathleen Hanna on the Bikini Kill Reissues, Five Great Baseball Books, and more)

Kathleen Hanna talks to All Things Considered about reissuing the Bikini Kill discography.

"When we started our band, a big part of it was to encourage more female participation in the punk scene," Hanna says. "Selfishly, we wanted more women and girls to play music with when we went on tour. We wanted more women and girls to talk to about the experience of being in a band because we were constantly encountering sexism and having no one but each other to talk to about it."

The Browser interviews Sports Illustrated columnist Joe Posnanski, who recommends five great books about baseball.

64 year-end music lists were added yesterday to the master aggregation, including Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs' top albums, Nerdy Pop's top songs, and much more.

43 lists were added Friday to the master aggregation of year-end online "best books of 2012" lists, including a trio from Minnesota Reads, The Sports Bookshelf's best sports books of the year, 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 Guardian profiles former Cream drummer Ginger Baker.

The Observer lists the 10 best Jane Austen characters.

The New York Times recaps the year in music sales.

The Observer profiles three ambitious new New York literary magazines.

The Associated Press reports that rare color photographs of the Beatles' first U.S. tour are set to go to auction.

Weekend Edition interviews Susan Jacoby about her new book The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought.

Stylist interviews Lady Gaga about beauty and feminism.

AbeBooks shares a collection of bookstore cats.

The Telegraph lists the top 10 moments where soccer and music collided.

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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