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January 8, 2014

Shorties (The Tournament of Books Field, An Interview with Kathleen Hanna, and more)

The field has been named for the 2014 Tournament of Books at The Morning News.

The Rumpus interviewed Kathleen Hanna.

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.

Lily and Madeline played a Tiny Desk Concert.

ArtsBeat interviews Will Hermes about his forthcoming Lou Reed biography.

SXSW has announced another batch of bands performing at this year's music conference.

Wired interviews G. Willow Wilson about her new 16 year old Muslim comic book superhero, Ms. Marvel.

SPIN, FACT and Consequence of Sound preview 2014's music releases.

The Airship recommends books to help you keep your New Year's resolutions.

The A.V. Club lists 15 songs about sweaters.

Vulture interviews authors Chang-rae Lee and Gary Shteyngart over an Italian meal.

Fresh Air interviews Shteyngart about his new memoir Little Failure.

Drowned in Sound interviews St. Vincent's Annie Clark.

"...I know in my gut that the only thing I care about – aside from my friends and family – is music, and so the only way I can proceed in life is to make music that I believe in, otherwise it’s just not worth it."

BuzzFeed recommends little books to read on long journeys.

iTunes is streaming James Vincent McMorrow's new album Post Tropical.

Books and Authors is an impressive literary podcast featuring interviews with writers.

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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