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September 30, 2013

Shorties (The Best Dystopian Novels About Banned Books; Stream New Albums by Quasi, Darkside, and Basia Bulat; and more)

Bookish lists the best dystopian novels about banned books.

The A.V. Club is streaming Basia Bulat's new album Tall Tall Shadow.

Thomas Larson's Guernica essay series "The Social Author examines "not only changing the possibilities for writing, but also what it means to be a writer."

NPR Music is streaming the new Darkside album, Psychic.

The Rumpus interviews Lucy Corin about her new short story collection, One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses.

Read Corin's Largehearted Boy Book Notes essay for the book.

Bibliokept's dictionary of literary terms.

NPR Music is streaming the Red Hot + Fela compilation album.

NPR Books finds economic themes hot in YA fiction.

In recent years, realistic YA depictions of poverty and economic disparity have also turned much darker. The kinds of truly desperate characters that Little Women kept on the margins now often take center stage.

Pitchfork is streaming the new Quasi album, Mole City.

Win Louisa Shafia's cookbook The New Persian Kitchen and Rosie Schaap's memoir Drinking With Men in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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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