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March 14, 2014

Shorties (Authors' Writing Tips for Their Students, Jonathan Lethem on Bob Dylan's Music of the 1980s, and more)

At the Guardian authors share the writing tips they give to their students.

Author Jonathan Lethem defends Bob Dylan's often-maligned music from the 1980s at Rolling Stone.

Bustle recommended women writers all women should read.

At Vice, Blake Butler interviewed Scott McClanahan about his music project, Holler Boys.

World Cafe explored the music history of Austin, Texas.

Editors share the stories of their first acquisitions at The Millions.

SPIN and BrooklynVegan interviewed Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak.

The winners of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Awards have been named.

Huffington Post lists books with surprisingly active fandoms on Tumblr.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Alejandra Diez of the band Toy.

BuzzFeed interviewed Phil Klay about his new short story collection Redeployment.

Pitchfork reports that Led Zeppelin will release remastered and expanded edition of the band's first three albums. lists 20 books of poetry everyone should own.

The Rumpus kicked off a new series profiling people behind the scenes in the music industry.

Flavorwire recommends books that will take you on great adventures.

Oh My Rockness lists the best free day parties and shows at SXSW Music.

Foreword Reviews reviews has named the finalists for its 2014 indie Book of the Year Awards.

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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