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July 22, 2013

Shorties (Reevaluating The Talking Heads' Stop Making Sense After 30 Years, A Calvin & Hobbes Documentary, and more)

The Quietus reevaluates the Talking Heads album Speaking in Tongues 30 years after its initial release.

Watch the first trailer for the documentary film Dear Mr. Watterson: An Exploration of Calvin & Hobbes.

PopMatters interviews singer-songwriter John Vanderslice.

Patheos lists five compelling books on the American Revolution.

CBC Music is counting down the 100 greatest Canadian albums.

Stream isolated vocals from a variety of songs at Reddit.

Daniel Alarcon discusses his new short story "Collectors" at the New Yorker.

Husker Du's Grant Hart visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

All Things Considered also interviews Hart.

The Guardian is soliciting novel submissions for its annual Not the Booker prize.

The Pet Shop Boys list their favorite dance tracks at the Guardian.

Nicholas Lezard examines the current state of literary criticism in the Guardian.

FACT lists the top 100 albums of the 1980s.

Win Piper Kerman's memoir Orange Is the New Black 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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