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January 9, 2014

Shorties (Newly Discovered Mary Shelley Letters, The 2014 Coachella Lineup, and more)

A cache of 11 letters by Mary Shelley has been found in England.

The lineup for Coachella 2014 has been announced.

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 theme of The New Inquiry's January issue is sports.

BrooklynVegan interviews Pixies drummer David Lovering.

Slate interviewed Adam Sternbergh about his new novel Shovel Ready.

Stereogum ranks Nick Cave albums from worst to best.

Book Riot interviews Lizzie Skurnick about her new publishing imprint that celebrates and reissues young adult literature.

Singer-songwriter Kate Tucker explains the importance of community in music at American Songwriter.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette profiles author Jennifer duBois

Bookworm interviews James McCourt about his memoir, Lasting City: The Anatomy of Nostalgia.

Drowned in Sound interviews Spencer Krug about his most recent band, Moonface.

Fresh Air interviews Masha Gessen about her new book Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot.

PopMatters lists breakout musical artists of 2014

Morning Edition interviews Ishmael Beah about his debut novel, Radiance of Tomorrow.

Vulture interviewed Stevie Nicks about her appearance in the television series American Horror Story: Coven.

BuzzFeed interviews Doug Dorst about collaborating with filmmaker J.J. Abrams on the novel S.

The A.V. Club recommends entry points into roots reggae.

Time Out Chicago previews 2014's new books.

Baeble and MTV preview 2014 music releases.

Flavorwire lists 35 exemplary short story collections.

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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