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December 17, 2013

Shorties (The Importance of Reading Aloud, Moe Tucker Remembers Lou Reed, and more)

LitReactor explains the importance of reading out loud for both readers and writers.

Velvet Underground drummer Moe Tucker remembers Lou Reed at the Observer.

27 online year-end "best books of 2013" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, including Cosmopolitan Magazine's best books, The New Republic's favorite books, Shelf Awareness's best books, and much more.

Lists added today to my list of online year-end music lists include Chromewaves' favorite albums, Tiny Mix Tapes' favorite albums, Stereogum readers' best albums, Treble's top albums, and much more.

The Awl ranks Talking Heads albums.

R.I.P., Ray Price.

The Rumpus interviews author Kevin Sampsell.

My favorite music list every year: Said the Gramophone's songs of the year.

Ireland has announced a new new laureate award for fiction writers.

"Ireland's Arts Council has teamed up with University College Dublin and New York University to select an outstanding Irish writer of fiction who will promote its literature around the world and inspire the public to engage with the best Irish fiction."

The Line of Best Fit profiles the band Midlake.

The founder of Led Zepagain responds to the addition of Led Zeppelin's music to Spotify at Creative Braintrust.

Audi has produced a 28-page graphic novel that chronicles the automaker's history.

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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