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December 17, 2012

Shorties (The Feminist Footnotes of Jane Austen, the XX Covers Wham's "Last Christmas," and more)

Ms. Blog lists five feminist footnotes to the work of Jane Austen.


Fake Walls shares the XX's cover of Wham's "Last Christmas."


48 year-end music lists were added yesterday to the master aggregation yesterday, including RA's albums of the year, the A.V. Club's least essential albums, the Boston Globe critics' best albums, and much more.


29 lists were added yesterday to the master aggregation of year-end online "best books of 2012" lists, including The Progressive's best books, the Chicago Tribune's favorite books, BuzzFeed's best cookbooks, and Crimespree Magazine's favorite books.


The Largehearted Boy books of the year (more lists to come):

my favorite graphic novels of 2012
my favorite nonfiction books of 2012
my favorite novels of 2012
my favorite short story collections of 2012


Jonathan Evison talks to The Stranger about the economics of being a writer.


Bloom profiles author Karl Marlantes.


The Chronicle of Higher Education examines how the wear and tear of books is informing scholars about the history of reading.


Author Ben H. Winters recommends books to read before the end of the world at NPR Books.


Rod Stewart talks to Weekend Edition about his new autobiography Rod.


Ms. Blog lists five feminist footnotes to the work of Jane Austen.


Texas Monthly offers a history of Willie Nelson's guitar.


Rick Moody writes an elegy for the Newtown tragedy in the New York Daily News.


FACT goes record shopping with Jamie Lidell.


Author Sophie King recommends five books on creative writing at The Browser.


New Weird Australia hosts free and legal compilations of eclectic and experimental music.


The judges for the 2013 Man Booker Prize have been named.


NPR Music shares a streaming holiday music mix.


Salon interviews author Ayana Mathis about her debut novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie.


Pitchfork has kicked off its top 100 songs of 2012 with the bottom 50.


The Huffington Post profiles an artist who creates sculptures from books.


Amazon MP3 is adding five holiday songs to its free mp3 downloads every day through the end of the year.


Win the cookbook Bouchon Bakery and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.


Amazon MP3 offers 100 albums on sale for $5 each.
Amazon MP3 offers 100 digital holiday albums on sale for $5 each.
Amazon MP3 offers over 1,600 albums on sale for $3.99.
Amazon MP3 offers over 500 albums for sale for $2.99.
Amazon MP3 has 22 classic R&B and soul albums on sale for $2.99 each.
Amazon MP3 offers over 400 jazz albums on sale for $1.78.
Amazon MP3 offers over 33,000 free and legal mp3s.


Follow me on Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, Facebook, 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)

The list of online "best of 2012" book lists
The list of online "best of 2012" music lists

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics & graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
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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