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February 21, 2014

Shorties (An Interview with James Ellroy, The Top Music Biopics, and more)

ShortList interviewed author James Ellroy.

ShortList lists the top 10 music biopics.

The Chicago Tribune examined heavy metal's place as a literary element in fiction.

Author Manuel Gonzales shared his writing routines with The Daily Beast.

PolicyMic lists none reasons why St. Vincent's Annie Clark is an indie feminist hero.

The Telegraph profiled author Sheila Heti.

R.E.M.'s 1983 national television debut. (via)

BuzzFeed lists YA books that need to be made into movies.

World Cafe lists the greatest Louisville bands of all time.

Elle lists the 10 best breakup books.

Vulture reconsidered the modern rock hits of 1994.

Reuters interviewed Elizabeth Gilbert about her latest novel.

Sharon Van Etten has released a video trailer for her forthcoming album, Are We There.

Electric Literature previewed 2014's best books from indie publishing.

Morning Edition examined the growing trend of religious themes in pop music hits.

The Oxford American profiles San Marcos, Texas bookmaker Craig Jenssen.

Have you ever bought a brand-new book that cost ten thousand dollars? Probably not—but if you did, there's a reasonable chance it was made by Craig Jensen, one of the world's greatest living bookmakers. Craig operates Booklab II out of San Marcos, Texas, and for thirty-five years he has been making some of the most beautiful books you'll ever see. Collaborating with artists, writers, museums, and designers, Craig has amassed the kind of library that libraries drool over.

NPR Music shares five international songs you should hear now.

The shortlist for the 2014 Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year has been named.

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 and 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)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)

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