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March 11, 2014

Shorties (A Guide to SXSW Music, A Reading List for House of Cards Fans, and more)

Resident Advisor has posted a guide to SXSW Music 2014.

BuzzFeed recommended books for fans of the television series House of Cards.

Authors Rachel Cantor and Jeremy P. Bushnell interviewed each other at The Quietus.

Singer-songwriter Alejandro Escovedo visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Alexander Chee interviewed author Helen Oyeyemi at BuzzFeed.

Vanity Fair interviewed Rufus Wainwright about his music career and the state of the industry.

Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt and cartoonist Roz Chast have collaborated on 101 Two-Letter Words, a book coming in October.

The A.V. Club reassesses Madvillain's Madvillainy album 10 years after its release.

Waterstones interviewed author George Saunders.

R.I.P., author Joe McGinniss.

Humanities examined the "quiet greatness" of Eudora Welty.

The A.V. Club examined bow punk labels caused change in the '90s.

The Millions recommended five crime novels where women are the detectives.

Drowned in Sound profiled the band Slint.

Alison Bechdel discussed her zeal for accuracy in her memoirs at New Zealand Writers Week.

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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