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August 24, 2010

Shorties (Top 1990s Music Videos, Wells Tower, and more)

Pitchfork lists the top 50 music videos of the 1990s.

In GQ, author Wells Tower shares his experience working at one of Amsterdam's marijuana coffee shops.

The New York Times Lens blog profiles the Polaroid photography of Gorilla vs. Bear.

HearYa lists the 10 best modern day war songs.

American Songwriter interviews Colour Revolt's Jesse Coppenbarger.

PopMatters interviews Eels' frontman Mark Oliver Everett.

Scotland on Sunday interviews McSweeney's managing editor Eli Horowitz.

"McSweeney's is like this weird evolving organism. It's basically ten of us with no prior publishing experience sitting around in a room in San Francisco and figuring it out as we go along," says Horowitz. "Most people started out as interns and came up through the ranks. We all really want to be there and really believe in it."

Muzzle of Bees lists its favorite albums of the year so far.

In the Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses Jonathan Franzen's new novel Freedom as well as the future of literary fiction.

Flavorwire lists culturally relevant teachers.

Amplified interviews the New Pornographers.

The Bookrageous 18-month calendar features booksellers and book bloggers. All proceeds go to the good cause First Book, which gives books to children in need.

Arts Desk interviews TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone about his love for Allen Ginsburg's poetry.

io9 previews fall's book releases.

Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer shares his five favorite books with The Week.

Spin lists the 25 fall albums that matter most.

Win a copy of the Arcade Fire's new album, The Suburbs, as well as the book Our Noise: The Story of Merge Records in this week's LHB contest.

Follow me on Twitter and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily links from the worlds of music, literature, and pop culture)

Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's comics & graphic novel releases)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (highlights of the week's book releases)
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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