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November 10, 2013

Shorties (A Sparklehorse Tribute Album, Ann Patchett on Indie Bookselling, and more)

Help crowdfund a Sparklehorse tribute album.

Ann Patchett talks indie bookselling and writing with the Telegraph.

62 online "best books of 2013" lists were added to my master aggregation Thursday, including BookPage's favorite cookbooks, Amazon's best books, and George Saunders' favorite books.

The Observer profiles Lady Gaga.

Flavorwire lists its favorite pop culture librarians.

Complex lists the 20 best Wu-Tang Clan albums.

The Observer interviews Amy tan about her new novel The Valley of Amazement.

Playbill has news of a musical based on Alanis Morrisette's Jagged Little Pill album.

The Asahi Shimbun interviews Haruki Murakami scholar Tatsuru Uchida.

Dummy lists the 10 best early Detroit techno tracks.

Haaretz profiles cartoonist Art Spiegelman.

Slicing Up Eyeballs lists the top 100 albums of 1988.

Entertainment Weekly talks books with author Jonathan Franzen.

Rolling Stone shares Lou Reed's last interview.

Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, 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)

Online "Best of 2013" Book 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)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
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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