Twitter Facebook Tumblr Pinterest Instagram

« older | Main Largehearted Boy Page | newer »

March 13, 2013

Shorties (The Longlist for the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction, Willie Nelson on Songwriting and Acting, and more)

ArtsBeat talks music and film with Willie Nelson.

The longlist for the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize) has been announced.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributors G. Willow Wilson, Sheila Heti, Bonnie Nadzam, A.M. Homes, Emily Perkins, Shani Boianjiu, and Maria Semple.

The Baltimore Sun interviews Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers.

The London Evening Standard profiles the new literary prize for novels in English, The Folio Prize.

Consequence of Sound interviews Robyn Hitchcock about his new album, Love from London.

All Things Considered interviews Dana Becker about her new book, One Nation Under Stress: The Trouble with Stress as an Idea.

Rolling Stone lists Morrissey's 15 most outrageous quotes.

Flavorwire recommends 10 books to read while you wait for Game of Thrones to come back.

Speaking of Game of Thrones, its author George R.R. Martin recommends books on his blog.

All Things Considered profiles the musical duo Wild Belle.

The duo's debut album, Isles, gets its name from the idea that each song on the record is its own island, by turns drawing from reggae, electronica, jazz, soul and world music. The siblings spoke with NPR's Audie Cornish about their collaborative process and musical influences.

Guernica interviews author Sarah Manguso.

NPR Music is streaming Tift Merritt's album with classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein, Night (out ).

Win Kristopher Jansma's debut novel The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards 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 over 1,400 albums on sale for $3.99.
Amazon MP3 offers over 600 albums for sale for $2.99.
Amazon MP3 offers over 400 jazz albums on sale for $1.78.
Amazon MP3 offers over 56,000 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

submit to reddit