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January 25, 2014

Shorties (Damon Albarn's Finest Moments, Crime Novels Disguised as Literary Fiction, and more)

NME lists musician Damon Albarn's 10 finest moments.

Crime Fiction Lover lists 10 crime novels disguised as literary fiction.

32 "best books of 2013" lists were added to my master aggregation Sunday, including The Migrant Bookclub's best books for expats, immigrants, and other vagrants, January Magazine's best books, Paste Magazine's best fiction, and much more.

My list of major and interesting 2013 year-end music lists

Hypebot continues its series on the evolution of music blogging.

Read an excerpt from Scott McClanahan's The Sarah Book.

Stream Actress's new album Ghettoville at NPR Music.

Edwidge Danticat discusses editing the anthology Haiti Noir 2: The Classics with the Miami Herald.

"'Classics' is a big label, and what we wanted was many seminal Haitian writers," she says. "What was important to me was to have a kind of mix, a party where you would have these giants of Haitian literature with more contemporary writers. The definition of 'classic' was just as loose as the definition of noir. And the contemporary writers, we're thinking they will be classics. I love the idea of all these stories in conversation with each other."

Flavorwire recommends cold weather book and music pairings for deep thinkers.

The Houston Chronicle profiles author George Saunders.

Author Rachel Kushner was guest DJ at KCRW.

Watch a 1977 interview with author Clarice Lispector.

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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