September 21, 2010
The New Statesman interviews author Jeanette Winterson.
C-Notes profiles Best Coast.
"The reason I write such simple lyrics is because I want them to be relatable to people,” says Cosentino. "I don't have anything against metaphor, poetics, and fancy-schmancy language. I could easily write a song that's really obscure, and nobody would understand the references, and they would have to sit there and try to figure out what it means."
The New York Observer reports that all the Paris Review interviews are now online, and in HTML format.
The Huffington Post lists 10 new music artists to watch this fall.
The Prague Post interviews film director Rian Johnson.
PP: And favorite writers?
RJ: My most recent discovery is a modern author, which is exciting for me because I don’t read many of them: Haruki Murakami. Hardly obscure, I’m late to the party.
The Daily Swarm notes that Sound Fix, an independent Brooklyn record store, is up for sale on Craigslist.
Urlesque lists the 16 best websites to hear free music.
Clash of the Geeks is an electronic chapbook of stories by Wil Wheaton, John Scalzi, and others, that benefits the Lupus Alliance of America.
Win a copy of Roger Ebert's new book, The Pot and How to Use It: The Mystery and Romance of the Rice Cooker, in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.
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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