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September 19, 2013

Shorties (The Longlist for the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction, Lou Barlow on the New Sebadoh Album, and more)

Drowned in Sound interviews Sebadoh frontman Lou Barlow about the band's new album, Defend Yourself.

The longlist for the National Book Award for fiction has been named. Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributors Anthony Marra and Joan Silber.

Authors Kate Christensen and Jami Attenberg interview each other at the Henry Review.

The Guardian reports that Morrissey's elusive memoir may be published in weeks.

Russ Kick discusses hos comics anthology The Graphic Canon, Vol. 3: From Heart of Darkness to Hemingway to Infinite Jest with Bookworm.

The Guardian Music Blog examines the poetry in Bill Callahan's lyrics.

Fresh Air interviews Jeff Guinn, author of Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson.

Iron and Wine's Sam Beam visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Steve Almond profiles author Elizabeth Gilbert in the New York Times.

Stream the Replacements' Riot Fest set, their second of three reunion shows.

Banned Books Week starts Sunday, September 22nd.

The A.V. Club recommends entry points into the music of jazz legend Thelonious Monk.

Mahala interviews author Teju Cole.

Nylon is streaming Lucy Rose's new album Like I Used To.

Stephen King talks to USA Today about his novels The Shining and its sequel, Doctor Sleep.

Win the new Woodrow Wilson biography and a $100 Threadless gift certificate 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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