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January 13, 2014

Shorties (The Story Prize Finalists, Stream Warpaint's New Album, and more)

The Story Prize has named the three finalists for its 2014 award.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes participant Ben Stroud, who won The Story Prize Spotlight Award for his collection Byzantium.

NPR Music is streaming the new self-titled Warpaint album (out January 21st).

The master aggregation of "best books of 2013" lists.

My list of major and interesting online year-end music lists

Fine Books and Collections lists 2014's notable literary anniversaries.

Stream this week's Austin City Limits episode featuring Neko Case and Jason Isbell.

Hilton Als remembers poet Amiri Baraka at the New Yorker.

Stereogum lists the best film soundtrack moments of 2013.

Biographile recommends memoirs for book lovers.

NPR Music is streaming Against Me!'s new album Transgender Dysphoria Blues (out January 21st).

The Believer interviews author Anne Enright.

BLVR: What's the requirement for an ending in an Anne Enright story or novel?

AE: Things cohering, coming together. And after that, something else. Something new. A sense of opening. What I am looking for, technically, is a certain quality to the silence after the last sentence.

Christine McVie is rejoining Fleetwood Mac.

UK editors tell Booktrade what non-fiction they are looking to buy in 2014.

The Oasis discography is now on Spotify.

Author HIlton Als lists his favorite books at The Week.

The A.V. Club lists weird Stephen Malkmus rhymes.

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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