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January 1, 2014

Shorties (Teaching the Works of Haruki Murakami, Stream the New Stephen Malkmus Album, and more)

The Asahi Shimbun interviews a UCLA professor who teaches a class on the works of Haruki Murakami.

Amazon is streaming the new Stephen Malkmus album, Wig Out at Jagbags.

66 online year-end "best books of 2013" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, including FEARnet's best horror fiction, the Tampa Bay Times' best fiction & nonfiction, and CBC Books' best mysteries.

Lists added today to my list of online year-end music lists include Pitchfork readers' album poll, NPR Music's favorite cassette releases,and more.

Jacket Copy lists 2013's memorable literary scandals.

The Telegraph interviews Hilary Mantel about the theatrical adaptation of her novel Wolf Hall.

BBC News notes hits and misses on the UK literary tourist trail.

The Guardian lists the top literary diarists.

Uncut reports that a Kinks reunion may be coming.

Comic Riffs recommends 2013 graphic novels for use in the classroom.

Flavorwire lists music's most controversial samples.

Ralph Nader recommends 10 books to provoke conversation inthe new year at the Huffington Post.

Morning Edition remembers musicians who passed away this year.

Author Chris Abani shares his appreciation for James Baldwin's novel Giovanni's Room at NPR Books.

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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