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March 30, 2012

Shorties (Paul McCartney, Anne Tyler, and more)

Fresh Air interviews Paul McCartney about his new album, Kisses on the Bottom.

Morning Edition interviews Anne Tyler about her new novel, The Beginner's Goodbye.

Read an excerpt from the book.

Take a visual tour of Anne Tyler's Baltimore.

The A.V. Club recommends entry points into the Britpop music genre.

Art Attack lists the top 10 Harlan Ellison short stories.

NPR is streaming a live performance featuring John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats, Owen Pallett, and Anonymous 4.

Patrick DeWitt's novel The Sisters Brothers has won The Morning News Tournament of Books.

On sale today for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Bombay Bicycle Club's A Different Kind of Fix album.

SF Signal lists the best graphic novels released so far this year.

Ben Kweller visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

io9 lists 10 books every fantasy author should read.

The A.V. Club Denver interviews Steve Pace of Flipper about the band's history.

Jasmin Darznick talks to Tell Me More about her new book, The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother's Hidden Life.

Read an excerpt from the book.

Drowned in Sound reevaluates 15 classic albums released 15 years ago.

Talk of the Nation interviews A.N. Wilson about his new book, Hitler.

Blaine Harden talks to All Things Considered about his new book Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West.

Win copies of The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook by Emily Ansara Baines and The Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook by Alan Kistler 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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