December 29, 2010
At the Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the "indomitable blackness" of singer Teena Marie.
At the New York Times, Ed Park explores the use of "the very long sentence" in literature.
The Christian Science Monitor examines the rise of pulp fiction in India, especially among young readers.
Saddled with the burden of the ‘post-rock’ label, in reality Tortoise - McCombs, plus multi-instrumentalist band-mates Dan Bitney, John Herndon, John McEntire and Jeff Parker - have rarely navigated such straight and narrow paths. Krautrock, jazz, lo-fi noise, even hardcore punk and dance nods, have all gone into the blender with frequency.
Sound of the City calls for a redefinition of the word "indie" as it applies to music.
The Atlantic explores the Holocaust's uneasy relationship with literature.
Actres Kirsten Dunst talks music with Pop & Hiss.
Newsarama interviews Lemire about his latest comic series, Sweet Tooth.
On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Nirvana's Nevermind album.
All Songs Considered interviews Nashville songwriter Shawn Camp.
The L Magazine lists 2011's most anticipated albums.
nyctaper lists its 10 favorite concerts of 2010, with links to download them.
My own "best of 2010" book & music lists:
Coming later this month: my favorite free and legal mp3 downloads and favorite debut novels of the year.
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