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July 12, 2013

Shorties (2013 PEN LIterary Awards Shortlists, Interviews with Actresses from '80s Music Videos, and more)

PEN has announced the shortlists for its 2013 PEN Literary Awards.

Noblemania is interviewing actresses who appeared in '80s music videos.

Gawker interviews Adelle Waldman about her new novel The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.

Flavorwire lists musical genres that need to be revived.

Pitchfork's new film criticism site, The Dissolve, is now online.

Guardian Music Blog readers recommend songs about whiskey.

The Telegraph shares a literary guide to New York.

PopMatters is streaming former Swervedriver frontman Adam Franklin's new album, Black Horses.

NPR Books shares an excerpt from Jeffrey Brown's new graphic novel A Matter of Life.

Stereogum interviews Eleanor Friedberger about her new album Personal Record.

The Rumpus interviews Alissa Nutting about her new novel Tampa.

It Doesn't Have To Be Right... lists 100 great science fiction stories by women.

The band Dinosaur Jr. has launched its own headphone design.

Flavorwire lists non-literary reasons to love Ernest Hemingway.

Henry Rollins lists his 20 favorite punk albums at West Coast Sound.

Paste lists the 11 professions of actor/writer/musician/etc. James Franco.

The Guardian lists the funniest families in children's books.

Win Michelle Tea's new YA novel Mermaid in Chelsea Creek and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's contest at Largehearted Boy.

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)

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)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
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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