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July 11, 2013

Shorties (Favorite L.A. Novels, Essential LGBT Albums, and more)

17 Los Angeles literary figures name their favorite L.A. novel at Public Spectacle.

Flavorwire lists 30 essential LGBT albums.

The Quietus interviews author Sheila Heti.

Film School Rejects recommends film soundtracks you may have missed.

Bookworm interviews Tom Drury about his new novel Pacific.

Author Talk interviews Alina Simone about her debut novel, Note to Self.

Stereogum lists the best Beach House songs.

Fresh Air interviews Kate Christensen about her new memoir Blue Plate Special.

PopMatters interviews Chris Brokaw of the bands Codeine and Come.

Fresh AIr interviews Jo Robinson about her new book, Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health.

NME explores how people listen to music in 2013.

Flavorwire pairs indie publishers with indie record labels.

Paste lists the best Jay-Z songs.

Author Cheryl Strayed shares her favorite hiking trail with National Geographic.

The Band Dawes visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Bill Gates recommends books for summer reading.

What Goes On lists anomalies in Beatles albums.

Nina Katchadourian creates book spine poetry in her Sorted Books photograph series, and has collected the pieces into a book.

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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