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December 25, 2013

Shorties (The Personal Effects of William Gaddis, An Interview with Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi, and more)

The Paris Review browses through author William Gaddis's personal effects.

Tell Me More interviews Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi.

53 online year-end "best books of 2013" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, including Austenprose's best Jane Austen-inspired books, the Flavorwire staff's favorite books, Kirkus Reviews' best book apps, Paste Magazine's best book covers, and the Washington Post's most intriguing religion books.

Lists added yesterday to my list of online year-end music lists include the Any Decent Music's aggregated best albums list, the Guardian's top songs, Spin's best music videos, and much more.

Rolling Stone profiles the Avett Brothers.

The Los Angeles Times recommends alternative Christmas stories from literary greats.

The Portland Cello Project visits World Cafe for an interview and performance.

NPR Books shares an excerpt from Chang-rae Lee's new novel On Such a Full Sea.

The Record interviews an executive at Clear Channel about the science behind adding new songs to Christmas playlists.

The New Yorker shared an unpublished story by Zelda Fitzgerald.

NPR Music remembers musicians who passed away in 2013.

BuzzFeed offers tips on writing and publishing a children's book.

The Guardian shares a quiz about David Bowie's musical comeback in 2013.

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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