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January 2, 2014

Shorties (Books to Transform Your Sad Life, Songs about The Twilight Zone, and more)

The Daily Beast recommends a reading list to "transform your sad life."

Ninth Floor Mannequin's Green and Blue for Blackness EP is comprised of songs about classic Twilight Zone episodes.

41 online year-end "best books of 2013" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, including reviewers' best books, BuzzFeed's best Australian books, and USA TODAY's best comics.

Lists added today to my list of online year-end music lists include Amoeba Music's best albums, WFMU DJ top album lists, and more.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette previews 2014's album releases.

Dazed features a new short story by Alissa Nutting.

All Songs Considered interviews the musical duo The Knife about their album Shaking the Habitual.

The New Yorker interviewed Antonya Nelson about her story "First Husband."

The A.V. Club talks movies and acting with Maynard James Keenan of the band Tool.

Catch up on the Asahi Shimbun's "Chasing Haruki Murakami" series.

This month's MAP music compilation features 27 songs curated by 27 bloggers in 27 countries.

Dailytekk lists the 100 best, most interesting blogs and websites of 2014 (and includes Largehearted Boy).

BOMB interviews author Kate Zambreno.

"Lately I have been thinking of the stroll-like movement of the essay, the movement of wandering and walking and searching, as the movement that I'm interested in for my own work."

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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