August 2, 2013
At the Guardian, family and friends remember singer-songwriter Warren Zevon, who died 10 years go next month.
Artist and activist Molly Crabapple shares details (and sketches) of her recent visit to Guantanamo Bay with Vice.
Rolling Stone lists the 10 best Sesame Street musical guests.
The Rumpus interviews author Curtis Sittenfeld.
PopMatters previews August's best new music.
Donald Antrim reads Denis Johnson's "Work" at the New Yorker fiction podcast.
The A.V. Club recommends entry points into the discography of Rush.
Singer-songwriter Ezra Furman talks video games with The Gameological Society.
The Harlequin is a new online literary journal featuring poetry, fiction, and interviews.
Drowned in Sound interviews Sierra Casady of CocoRosie.
The New York Times shared author George Saunders' recent Syracuse University commencement speech.
The Record examines how Billboard's Hot 100 chart became a barometer of music success.
Flavorwire lists 23 people who keep modern poetry relevant.
92Y shares one of author David Rakoff's last interviews.
Win J.K. Rowling's new pseudonymous novel and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's contest at Largehearted Boy.
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)
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