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December 8, 2013

Shorties (A Paul Auster Interview with Lou Reed, Bad Religion Discuss Their Christmas Album, and more)

Dazed shared a 1995 interview between Paul Auster and Lou Reed.

Greg Graffin and Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion talk to Weekend Edition about their new Christmas Songs album.

24 online year-end "best books of 2013" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, including The New Yorker music critic Alex Ross's notable music books, Deep South Magazine's to southern cookbooks, The Times and The Sunday Times writers' top books, The Telegraph's best books, and much more.

Lists added today to my list of online year-end music lists were Spin's best metal albums, Pitchfork's top album covers, and much more.

All Things Considered interviews Goli Taraghi about her new short story collection The Pomegranate Lady and Her Sons.

David Barnett talks to The Quietus about the updated edition of his Suede biography, Love & Poison.

The Observer recommends arty stocking stuffers.

The Oxford American features an essay by Rosanne Cash.

Alexander McCall Smith lists his five favorite W.H. Auden poems.

Clash interviews John Lydon of Public Image Ltd. and the Sex Pistols.

Alice Munro's Nobel Prize for Literature 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
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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