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December 13, 2011

Shorties (Faust's Literary Mixtape, David Mitchell's Desert Island Books, and more)

Flavorwire creates a literary mixtape for Faust.

The Huffington Post interviews author David Mitchell about his desert island books.

The List of Online Year-End 2011 Music Lists was updated yesterday with 40 lists added to the master aggregation including Gorilla vs. Bear's songs of the year, Cover Me's best cover songs, and many more year-end music lists.

The List of Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists was updated yesterday with 25 year-end book lists added to the master aggregation including Brain Picking's best science books, the Globe and Mail's best debut fiction, and many more..

io9 lists graphic novels even non-comics readers will love.

The Washington City Paper interviews singer-songwriter Mike Hadreas of Perfume Genius.

The Guardian Theatre Blog ponders why more plays aren't turned into graphic novels.

West Coast Sound gauges the proposed U.S. piracy bill's effects on music blogs.

Actor, filmmaker, and author James Franco is now writing film reviews at the Paris Review.

Singer-songwriter Laura Marling visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

The Nervous Breakdown interviews Leslie Simon about her book Geek Girls Unite.

Mental Floss lists 11 Christmas songs that never took off.

Fresh Air interviews Tom Mueller about his new book Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil.

At All Songs Considered, artists remember death metal pioneer Chuck Schuldiner.

Nigella Lawson talks to Morning Edition about her new cookbook, Nigella Christmas.

Win one of three Threadless gift certificates in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

Amazon MP3 has 100 holiday albums on sale for $5.

Amazon MP3 has 100 digital 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)

List of Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists
List of Online Year-End 2011 Music Lists

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
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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