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November 21, 2013

Shorties (A List of the Best Short Stories Ever, Kathleen Hanna on Her New Documentary, and more)

Storyville lists the 10 best short stories ever at LitReactor.

Pitchfork and T Magazine interview Kathleen Hanna about her new documentary.

23 "best of 2003" book lists were added to my master list of online year-end book lists yesterday, including BookPage's best mysteries & thrillers, The London Evening Standard's books of the year, and Library Journal's best romance novels..

Tin House interviewed author Kevin Sampsell.

The A.V. Club interviews Jonathan Meiburg about the new Shearwater album Fellow Travelers.

The 2013 National Book Award winners were announced yesterday.

Forbes lists the world's highest paid musicians.

Flavorwire lists 50 novels that define the last five years in literature.

Kristin Hersh talks to PopMatters about her new album/book, Purgatory/Paradise.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Colin McAdam, who won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize for 2013 with his novel A Beautiful Truth.

Author and singer-songwriter Alina Simone shares a story of someone adopting her name at Public Radio International's The World.

Bookworm interviews James Franco about his new novel Actors Anonymous.

The Dallas Morning News lists the 10 best books about John F. Kennedy.

Drowned in Sound interviews singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon.

James Franco reviews Corey Feldman's new autobiography at Vice.

Win the new Pok Pok and Roberta's cookbooks 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)

Online "Best of 2013" Book Lists

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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