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June 27, 2011

Shorties (Stream the New Gillian Welch Album, Robert Coover, and more)

At NPR, stream the new Gillian Welch album, The Harrow and the Harvest (out June 28th).

In the Guardian, Hari Kunzru profiles author Robert Coover.

Visible Voice shares several live mp3s from Wilco's performance at the Solid Sound Festival, including new songs and two covers (Nick Lowe's "I Love My Label" and Split Enz's "I Got You").

Updates to the 2011 online summer reading lists page include the Seattle Times' mysteries and thrillers recommendations, the Montreal Gazette's list of histories, n+1's intern lists, and many other lists.

Paste lists the 12 best musical moments from the television series True Blood.

Flavorwire lists literary postage stamps.

Birmigham Weekly interviews singer-songwriter David Bazan.

The Huntsville Times lists its 10 favorite novels by Alabama authors set in Alabama.

Gibson is counting down the top 50 American rock bands of all time.

The Lit Witch lists the five best books of 2011 so far.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: The Fruit Tree Foundation's First Edition album.

PopMatters interviews Simon Reynolds about his new book, Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction to Its Own Past.

Don Van Natta, Jr. talks to All Things Considered about his new book, Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias.

Scenes from the Suburbs, a Spike Jonze short film inspired by the Arcade Fire's The Suburbs album, is streaming online.

The Irish Times examines the growing role of women as both creators and readers of comics.

IGN lists the 25 most iconic album covers.

Yotam Ottolenghi talks to Weekend Edition about his new cookbook, Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London's Ottolenghi.

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 (news and links from the worlds of music, literature, and pop culture)

Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's new comics & graphic novels)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (highlights of the week's new books)
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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