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December 4, 2013

Shorties (The History of Rock and Roll Comics, Jane Austen Tattoos, and more)

The Guardian examines the long history of rock and roll comics.

The perfect literary stocking stuffer: Jane Austen temporary tattoos. My favorite: "Imprudent."

33 online year-end "best books of 2013" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, including strategy+business magazine's business book lists, BookPage's best books, BookPeople's best books, and much more.

Bookforum interviews author Hilton Als.

Spin lists the best songs of the year.

CBC Books lists the most shocking deaths in literature.

PopMatters lists the best indie rock albums of 2013.

YourTango lists its favorite literary power couples of all time.

FACT lists the top 20 cassette music releases of 2013.

Business Insider lists the 21 books Barack Obama bought on Small Business Monday.

Marilyn Manson was the guest on Bret Easton Ellis's podcast.

Russia Beyond the Headlines lists the best books and films set in Sochi, home to next year's Winter Olympics.

Musicians pick their favorite songs of 2013 at Drowned in Sound.

Adam Johnson lists dark holiday reads at BuzzFeed.

The Dismemberment Plan played a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.

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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