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December 13, 2013

Shorties (Jerry Stahl Recommends Books About Drugs, Led Zeppelin on Spotify, and more)

Author Jerry Stahl lists the 15 "junkiest" books about drugs at BuzzFeed.

Led Zeppelin's discography is now streaming on Spotify.

25 online year-end "best books of 2013" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, including's best books, Bill Gates' top books, and Barnes and Nobles best new books.

Lists added today to my list of online year-end music lists include the Chicago Tribune's top Chicago indie albums, Stereogum's favorite songs, Dazed Digital's best albums, and much more.

Samuel Sattin talks to PopMatters about his novel League of Somebodies.

The 405 previews musical acts to watch for in 2014.

The Guardian recommends 10 grammar books.

Beyonce surprisingly released a self-titled solo album yesterday.

The Huffington Post shares literary facts about Christmas.

The National's Aaron Dessner talks to Drowned in Sound about supporting Neil Young on his upcoming tour.

PopMatters shares an excerpt from Anne Jamison's book Fic: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World.

The Culture Files Blog recommends music books for people who would never buy a music book.

Elmore Leonard's son remembers the author at the Guardian.

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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