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November 22, 2013

Shorties (A New U2 Song, A Profile of Neil Gaiman, and more)

U2 has released a new song.

The New Statesman profiles author Neil Gaiman.

23 "best of 2003" book lists were added to my master list of online year-end book lists Wednesday, including BookPage's best mysteries & thrillers, The London Evening Standard's books of the year, and Library Journal's best romance novels.

Spin lists 1993's 50 best rap albums.

The Rumpus interviews author Owen King.

The A.V. Club lists its favorite guitar solos.

Litro interviews Wiley Cash about his novel The Dark Road to Mercy.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviews Francoise Mouly, art editor of the New Yorker.

Drowned in Sound interviews singer-songwriter Zola Jesus.

The Jewish Press lists the best books on the news media.

Win the new Pok Pok and Roberta's cookbooks in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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

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