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December 31, 2013

Shorties (Marisha Pessl on Writing Literary Mystery in a Digital Age, New Year's Eve Playlists, and more)

Marisha Pessl talks to BBC News Magazine about writing literary mystery in the digital age.

The OUPblog and B-Sides On-Air share New Year's Eve playlists.

54 online year-end "best books of 2013" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, including GOOD's best books, Foreign Policy's best international relations books, the Daily Kos's best audiobooks, Bustle's best food books, and much more.

Lists added yesterday to my list of online year-end music lists include NPR Music's best videos, and more.

All Things Considered shares an oral history of Fleetwood Mac's 1969 album Then Play On.

Bleeding Cool interviews Vivek Tiwary about writing the graphic novel The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story.

Morning Edition looks back on De La Soul's Buhloone Mindstate album 20 years after its release.

Author Ravi Mangla interviews himself at The Nervous Breakdown.

Pitchfork previews winter's album releases.

BuzzFeed recommends books to read if you love San Francisco.

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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