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December 14, 2010

Shorties (Liz Phair, David Lynch, and more)

OMG interviews singer-songwriter Liz Phair.

David Lynch shares a music playlist with Pop & Hiss.

Yesterday's updates to the online "best books of 2010" lists included eight year-end lists from The Nervous Breakdown's books of the year, NPR's most transporting books, the most collectible celebrity signed books, and more.

Yesterday's updates to the list of 2010 year-end online music lists included the Said the Gramophone's best songs, PopMatters best albums, and much more.

The New Republic questions Oprah Winfrey's choice of titles for her book club.

The Man Asian Literary Prize has announced its 2010 longlist.

The New York Times explores the federal governments recent shutdowns of several hip-hop music blogs due to copyright issues.

The Los Angeles Times examines MTV Music Meter, the station's forthcoming video website.

3:AM profiles cartoonist R. Crumb.

Matthew Young talks to the Scotsman about his record label, Song, by Toad.

American Songwriter lists the toip 20 songs written by Jay Farrar.

Author Audrey Niffenegger talks to Newsarama about writing graphic novels.

Publishers Weekly interviews cartoonist Jeff Lemire.

Underwire interviews Lemire about his latest comics series, Sweet Tooth.

At Drowned in Sound, the members of OMD interview the members of Mirrors.

Fresh Air interviews Jennifer Roman about her book, Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet.

My own "best of 2010" book & music lists:

favorite albums of 2010
favorite graphic novels
favorite nonfiction books
favorite novels of 2010
favorite short story collections

Coming later this month: my favorite free and legal mp3 downloads and favorite debut novels of the year.

Amazon MP3 is unveiling a new free holiday song every day until Christmas.

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)

Online "Best Books of 2010" lists
Online "Best Music of 2010" lists

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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