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January 9, 2013

Shorties (Media Reaction to David Bowie's New Song, Tracy Chevalier's Favorite Historical Novels, and more)

Idolator gathers media reactions to David Bowie's first new song in 10 years.

Author Tracy Chevalier shares her five favorite historical novels at Zola Books.

20 year-end music lists were added yesterday to the master aggregation, including You Ain't No Picasso's favorite albums, Wedding Fanatic's best wedding songs, and many more.

41 lists were added Friday to the master aggregation of year-end online "best books of 2012" lists, including Talking Comics' top comics, Book Movement's top book club books, and many more.

The Largehearted Boy books of the year (more lists to come):

my favorite graphic novels of 2012
my favorite nonfiction books of 2012
my favorite novels of 2012
my favorite short story collections of 2012

All Things Considered examines the food legacy of Elvis Presley.

Tone Deaf lists the weirdest musical collaborations of 2012.

Red Bull is licensing a Sufjan Stevens song for a commercial.

"Selling out never looked so good. But someone had to pay for all that Christmas confetti."

The shortlist for the Hatchet Job of the Year Award (which goes to the writer of the "angriest, funniest, most trenchant book review of the past twelve months") has been named.

Flavorwire lists 12 notable music videos directed by famous filmmakers.

Sylvia Plath: Girl Detective, the web video series.

All Things Considered profiles young musicians fighting censorship in Mali.

Stylist lists the titles most likely to be the cult books of 2013.

The Record interviews Tom Moulton, the first DJ to create a disco mix.

Flavorwire lists 10 of our funniest living authors.

Fresh Air interviews Bruce Levine about his new book, The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South.

Music Tomes lists this week's new music books.

The New York Observer profiles Rosie Schaap and her new memoir Drinking with Men.

Win Juliann Garey's debut novel Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

Amazon MP3 offers 100 albums on sale for $5 each.
Amazon MP3 offers over 1,400 albums on sale for $3.99.
Amazon MP3 offers over 600 albums for sale for $2.99.
Amazon MP3 offers over 400 jazz albums on sale for $1.78.
Amazon MP3 offers over 56,000 free and legal mp3s.

Follow me on Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, Facebook, 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)

The list of online "best of 2012" book lists
The list of online "best of 2012" 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)
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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