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August 5, 2013

Shorties (Authors' Favorite First Lines, Stream New Albums by Julianna Barwick and Typhoon, and more)

At the Guardian, authors longlisted for the 2013 man Booker Prize share their favorite first lines in literature.

NPR Music is streaming Julianna Barwick's new album Nepenthe.

NPR Music is streaming Typhoon's new album White Lighter.

The Atlantic explores the connection between copyright law and book availability.

The Denver Post profiles the band Grizzly Bear.

All Things Considered interviews Jeff Guinn about is new book Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson.

The Richmond Times Dispatch reviews the book.

PopMatters interviews Courtney Love about her forthcoming memoir and music career.

The New Yorker reviews two new books on author Jorge Luis Borges.

The Wub Machine makes a dubstep remix of any song.

Flavorwire recommends books based on your favorite television shows.

Slicing Up Eyeballs lists the top 100 albums of 1985.

Win a Jack Kerouac bobblehead and $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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