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February 29, 2012

Shorties (Fantastic Novels with Disappointing Endings, Best Bob Dylan Songs in Films, and more)

The Atlantic lists 10 fantastic novels with terrible endings.

Paste lists the 20 best uses of Bob Dylan songs in film.

Innocent Words interviews singer-songwriter Dar Williams about the influence of Greek mythology on her new album In The Time Of Gods (out April 17th).

The Yorker interviews author Matt Haig.

Flavorwire lists 10 musicians who also create comics.

Suvudu interviews Anne Rice about her new novel, The Wolf Gift.

Rocks Off lists 10 indie buzz bands you may have forgotten.

Angus Roxburgh talks to Morning Edition about his new book The Strongman: Vladimir Putin and the Struggle for Russia.

The 15 best novels forecasting our future.

Flavorwire lists musicians who have been in multiple great bands at the same time.

Dr. Robert Klitzman talks to Talk of the Nation about his new book, Am I My Genes?: Confronting Fate and Family Secrets in the Age of Genetic Testing.

Morning Edition recommends rules for music in political campaigns.

The 20 best novels about being a teacher.

The Guardian examines how pop music lost its gay edge.

Stylist lists the top 50 crime novels of all time.

Win two of 2012's best books, Amelia Gray's debut novel Threats and Sarah Manguso's memoir The Guardians: An Elegy, and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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

Follow me on Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily 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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