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November 14, 2013

Shorties (An Interview with M.I.A., The 17 Most Literary Science Fiction Novels, and more)

Spin interviews M.I.A. about her new album.

LitReactor lists 17 of the most literary science fiction novels.

AllMusic is streaming Stornoway’s new EP You Don’t Know Anything.

The Guardian profiles literary Krakow.

The Line of Best Fit interviews the band Fanfarlo.

The Nervous Breakdown shares an excerpt from Ben Tanzer's novel Orphans.

Bookworm interviews Allan Gurganus about his new book, Local Souls.

MTV Hive interviews the band Los Campesinos!.

The Spectator visits the homes of famous New York writers.

San Diego CityBeat profiles the Scottish band Chvrches.

Masterpiece is a new Italian reality show that pits writers against each other.

Men's Journal profiles music producer Rick Rubin.

The inaugural Goldsmiths Prize for "fiction at its most novel" has been awarded to Eimear McBride's novel A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing.

The Playlist lists music video directors turned feature filmmakers.

The Guardian recommends the best books on Mexico.

Singer-songwriter Mason Jennings visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

BuzzFeed interviews Hilton Als about his new book White Girls.

Win three of my favorite 2013 books 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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