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August 20, 2011

Shorties (Emmy The Great, The New Joseph Heller Biography, and more)

At the Paris Review, author Peter Terzian interviews musician Emmy the Great.

The Wall Street Journal reviews Just One Catch: A Biography of Joseph Heller by Tracy Daugherty.

TheraBreath shares great moments in literary bad breath history.

Rock Scenester contains the complete online archive of Rock Scene magazine (published from 1973 to 1982).

The Toronto Globe lists 10 "surefire hit" fall books.

The Washington Post shares a primer for contemporary classical music.

Poynter shares an introduction to comics journalism, in the form of comics journalism.

Salon explores how writers use music playlists to better connect with their characters and readers.

Australia's National Times also features a piece on book soundtracks.

At The Browser, Harold Bloom recommends five books on literary criticism.

Cover Me shares a cover song for every track from Nine Inch Nails' The Downward Spiral album.

The Big Think asks the question, "Is Mad Men the greatest novel of our time?"

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Green Day's Insomniac album.

At the Huffington Post, author Lev Grossman lists his favorite cocktails in literature.

The San Francisco Chronicle reviews Grossman's new book, The Magician King.

Amazon MP3 has 100 albums on sale for $5.

Follow me on Twitter, Google+, 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, books, and pop culture)

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