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September 6, 2013

Shorties (Fall's Top Books, Beatles Infographics, and more)

The Wall Street Journal and the Atlantic preview fall's best new books.

Visual News points out infographics that chart Beatles minutia.

The Nervous Breakdown shares an excerpt from Kathryn Davis's novel Duplex.

Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff talks to Co.Create about marketing yourself as an indie rock band in 2013.

The Rumpus interviews Eli Brown about his novel Cinnamon and Gunpowder.

Publishers Weekly lists the top 10 literary landmarks of the American South.

Pitchfork is streaming Jacuzzi Boys' new self-titled album.

Biographile lists four biographies and memoirs that address gender identity.

Rolling Stone profiles Kathleen Hanna and her new band, The Julie Ruin.

PopMatters shares an excerpt from Robert Spoo's book Without Copyrights: Piracy, Publishing, and the Public Domain.

Desaparecidos visit The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Parallels recommends five books about Syria.

Paste lists pop songs that reference classical composers.

Author Ben Dolnick talks videogames with The Gameological Society.

You Ain't No Picasso shares a collection of covers performed by the Decemberists and the band's frontman Colin Meloy.

Points: The Blog of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society interviews author Eleanor Henderson.

Win J.M. Coetzee's new novel The Childhood of Jesus and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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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