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December 12, 2009

Shorties (Umberto Eco, Tegan and Sara, and more)

The Guardian reviews Umberto Eco's new book, The Infinity of Lists.

Tegan and Sara talk about the upcoming Lilith Fair tour with Spinner.

Take the Telegraph's "Christmas books quiz," which tests your knowledge of the year in literature.

At The Week, author Tracy Chevalier shares a best books list.

The Hold Steady's Craig Finn talks to New York Magazine about writing the script for the film adaptation of Chuck Klosterman's book, Fargo Rock City.

The Washington Post examines the trend of nudity in indie rock videos.

The Arts Desk interviews Tim Lawrence about his new book, Hold on to your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene 1973-1992. An excerpt from the biography is also presented.

io9 lists the best science fiction books of the decade (check out my constantly updated list of online "best of the decade" book lists).

The Guardian lists 10 of the best lawyers in fiction.

IGN lists the top 10 holiday rap songs.

Drowned in Sound recaps November's music releases.

The Largehearted Boy favorite albums of 2009.

Follow me on Twitter for links that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.

also at Largehearted Boy:

online "best of 2009" book lists
online "best of 2009" music lists
Online Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Book Lists
best of the decade (2000-2009) online music lists

daily mp3 downloads
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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