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December 19, 2013

Shorties (Young Adult Novels That Deal with Race, The Best Movie Music Moments of 2013, and more)

Code Switch recommends young adult novels that deal with race.

The Playlist lists the best movie music moments of 2013.

39 online year-end "best books of 2013" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, including Brain Pickings' best books on writing & creativity, The Guardian's best African fiction, USA TODAY's best graphic novels, and The Village Voice's favorite books.

Lists added today to my list of online year-end music lists include Paste's best cover songs, CBC Music's top albums, and much more.

Grantland wraps up 2013 in music.

Restless Books will publish Alejandri Jodorowsky's memoir.

Stereogum profiles Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles.

BuzzFeed recommends books to get you through your quarter-life crisis.

Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne recounts 2013 in music at Rolling Stone.

The Guardian is holding a great American novelist tournament.

R.I.P., Chromewaves, one of the finest music blogs.

Bookworm interviews Joe Sacco about his graphic novel The Great War.

NPR Music shares mp3 downloads and streams from 10 artists you should have known in 2013.

Wuthering Heights shared a "best books of 1913" list.

Drowned in Sound interviews the musical trio Haim.

The Guardian recommends entry points for readers new to graphic novels.

Triple J previews Australian musical artists to watch for in 2014.

Rebecca Curtis has a new short story in the New Yorker.

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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