February 3, 2014
Shorties (Zadie Smith on Her New Yorker Short Story, The Quietus Reconsiders The Fugees' Blunted on Reality Album, and more)
Book Riot offers a literary tour of California's coast.
Foreign Policy columnist Charles Kenny listed his favorite books at The Week.
The Observer interviewed author Deborah Levy.
All Things Considered examined Duke Ellington's lost opera.
On the role that North Carolina plays in his fiction
I grew up in North Carolina, but I left North Carolina when I was 25 and I moved to Louisiana to go to graduate school. And as soon as I was there, I realized how desperately homesick for North Carolina I was. And so I started writing A Land More Kind Than Home, which is set in the North Carolina mountains. Every time I put pen to paper, it's an act of trying to reclaim a place I love, and a place that I miss and a place that I get to live in whenever I sit down to work.
The Quietus interviews author Rachel Kushner.
Drowned in Sound interviews Band of Horses frontman Ben Bridwell.
Flavorwire previews February's must hear albums.
also at Largehearted Boy:
previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)
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)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)