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October 20, 2013

Shorties (The Arcade Fire in Brooklyn, Harry Mathews Highlights, and more)

Brooklyn Vegan shares video from last night's Arcade Fire show in Brooklyn.

Blake Butler shares some of Harry Mathews' literary highlights at Vice.

The Observer recommends literary podcasts.

On sale today for $5 at Amazon MP3:

the 24-track The Very Best of Roy Orbison album
the 18-track Rotten Apples, The Smashing Pumpkins Greatest Hits album
the 17-track Marvin Gaye: Number 1's album

Weekend Edition interviews Helen Fielding about her new novel Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy.

The Record breaks down this year's nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The New Inquiry reviews Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition as dystopian fiction.

Paul McCartney talks about his new album with World Cafe.

Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi discuss their cookbook Jerusalem with the Observer.

Grantland features a new chapter from the 30th anniversary edition of Ken Dryden's book The Game, which many call the best ever written about hockey.

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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