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August 1, 2013

Shorties (Forthcoming 33 1/3 Books, Zadie Smith on NW's Inspirations, and more)

The 33 1/3 series of books on seminal albums has announced its forthcoming titles.

Zadie Smith discusses the inspirations for her latest novel NW at the Guardian.

The A.V. Club interviews Bret Easton Ellis about his new movie, The Canyons.

Stream the new self-titled Civil Wars album at iTunes.

Flavorwire lists August's best music releases.

Bookworm interviews Tao Lin about his new novel, Taipei.

Rolling Stone lists the current 50 best live music acts.

Esquire features a new short story by Adam Johnson.

The A.V. Club makes a video pilgrimage to Los Angeles's Elliott Smith wall.

At the New York Times, writers choose pen names.

Neutral Milk Hotel has announced more tour dates for late 2013 and 2014.

The New York Times profiles Stephen King's family of writers.

Flavorwire shares a "thinking person's guide" to industrial music.

Flavorwire lists classic novels that blur the line between real life and fiction.

Drowned in Sound offers tips for musicians to get their music featured on television and film.

Biographile lists 10 biographies and memoirs that recount Muslim-American lives.

The Baltimore City Paper shares a streaming "Big Baltimore Playlist" featuring 100 unreleased songs by the city's artists.

Word and Film explores the literary tradition of westerners in Japan.

Win J.K. Rowling's new pseudonymous novel 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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