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December 30, 2013

Shorties ("Auld Lang Syne" Covers, Film Portrayals of Woman Writers, and more)

Add these 10 covers of "Auld Lang Syne" (by My Morning Jacket, Billy Bragg, and others) to your New Year's Eve playlist.

Word and Film lists its eight favorite movie portrayals of women writers,.

54 online year-end "best books of 2013" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, including The Boston Globe's books of the year, The Oklahoman's favorite books, and the Detroit Free Press's best Michigan books.

Lists added yesterday to my list of online year-end music lists include Ryan's Smashing Life's best albums, and more.

The Rumpus interviews Therese Workman and Tyler Wood of the band Oh My Goodness about their DIY ethic.

The Nervous Breakdown excerpts from Ravi Mangla's novel Understudies.

Amazon accidentally released Bruce Springsteen's new album High Hopes three weeks early.

Russia Beyond the Headlines recaps the country's year in literature.

Musical artists share their favorite 2013 music and pop culture picks at PopMatters.

Flavorwire lists literary portraits of young artists.

NPR Music is streaming the new Peter Gabriel's albums Scratch My Back and ...And I'll Scratch Yours.

Bookish lists the best boxing books of all time.

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
2013 Year-End Online Music 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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