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December 12, 2013

Shorties (A Charles Bukowski-Themed Bar, A Profile of Al Green, and more)

Barkowski is a Charles Bukowski-themed bar.

The Oxford American profiles the legendary singer-songwriter Al Green.

37 online year-end "best books of 2013" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, The New Yorker contributor's favorite books, Book Riot contributors' best books, the Washington Post's best cookbooks, The Missouri Review's favorite poetry collections, and much more.

Lists added today to my list of online year-end music lists include Hype machine's most blogged and streamed music, Paste's best EPs, Flavorwire's best soundtracks, and much more.

BOMB interviewed author Laura van den Berg.

NPR Music streams public radio's songs of 2013.

At Hazlitt, Michelle Dean ponders the critical and personal reations to Alice Munro's writing.

The Guardian recaps the year in Australian music.

The 2014 Man Booker Prize judges have been named, and include two Americans.

Drowned in Sound interviews pop music composers Nils Frahm and Olafur Arnalds.

Exhibitionist interviews Dave Eggers about McSweeney's history.

World Cafe recommends six up and coming musical acts from Pittsburgh.

Erica Jong discusses her novel Fear of Flying with Bookworm.

The Guardian recommends the best books on the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

BuzzFeed interviews author Aimee Bender.

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
2013 Year-End Online 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)
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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