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November 23, 2013

Shorties (A Tolkien Biopic, Wilco and Others to Recreate The Last Waltz, and more)

The Los Angeles Times has news of a forthcoming J.R.R. Tolkien biopic.

Rolling Stone recommends five authors that could play the author.


Rolling Stone reports that Wilco, Guster,and others will recreate The Band's The Last Waltz concert.


24 "best of 2003" book lists were added to my master list of online year-end book lists yesterday, including Library Journal's fiction lists, Tablet Magazine's best Jewish children's books, and much more.


The Airship shares Thanksgiving recipes inspired by authors.


The National Post imagines a week in the life of the Arcade Fire.


Financial Times examines the increasing importance and quality of books about sports.


News.com.au lists 30 books you should read before you are 30.


Dreampop duo Memoryhouse played several songs at World Cafe.


Authors are recommending gift books on the Penguin Blog.


Waxahatchee played a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.


Flavorwire recommends collections of author letters.


Hype Machine is streaming the new Destroyer EP, Five Spanish Songs.


The Week lists the five best books about the JFK assassination.


Darkside is a BBC Radio 2 play written by Tom Stoppard which incorporates music and visuals from Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon album.


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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