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September 14, 2013

Shorties (Fall's Best New Books, Rhett Miller Reviews the New Elliott Smith Biography, and more)

USA Today lists fall's best new books

Rhett Miller reviews the new Elliott Smith biography, Torment Saint, at Bookforum.

Flavorwire shares an "essential punk literature" reading list.

My Bloody Valentine frontman Kevin Shields talks to the Guardian about the Mercury prize's bias against indie bands.

The Washington Post lists the greatest villains in literature.

Heeb lists the best books of the recently ended Jewish year 5773.

Art Spiegelman discusses his life in comics with Weekend Edition.

Flavorwire lists the best '90s girl bands you forgot about.

The Telegraph loved Thomas Pynchon's new novel, Bleeding Edge.

Pop Candy lists five cassette tape-centric movie scenes.

Read Wells Tower's short story "Wild America" at the Oxford American.

Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, 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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