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January 10, 2014

Shorties (2013's Words of the Year, 2014's Under-the-Radar Albums, and more)

The OUPblog offers a comprehensive list of 2013's "words of the year."

The Record previews 2014's "under-the-radar" albums.

30 "best books of 2013" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, including the Arizona Daily Star's best books, Credo Magazine's favorite books, and Kid Lit Reviews' best books.

Lists added today to my list of online year-end music lists include Ad Hoc's favorite songs and albums and more.

The Rumpus Book Club interviewed author Kyle Minor.

Morning Edition remembers author Spalding Gray.

The Dismemberment Plan visited World Cafe for a live performance.

R.I.P., poet Amiri Baraka.

Rolling Stone interviews Bruce Springsteen about his new album, High Hopes.

Authors whose works enter the public domain in 2014.

PopMatters examines Lou Reed's musical dominance of the 1970s.

The New Republic lists six dictators' favorite books.

BuzzFeed lists the 16 books Ernest Hemingway thought every young writer should read.

Consequence of Sound lists the most commonly miscredited songs.

Flavorwire interviews Gary Shteyngart about his new memoir, Little Failure.

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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