December 19, 2014
McSweeney's features a new short story by Kelly Link.
Flavorwire listed the best song lyrics of the year.
31 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday (bringing the total number of lists up to 903), including the Future of Music Coalition's favorite music books, Mother Jones' best books, and the New York Times critics' favorite books.
The Rumpus interviewed author Donald Barthelme.
Sylvan Esso's Amelia Meath recapped her year at SPIN.
ArtsBeat recommended books about Cuba.
Wondering Sound profiled Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven frontman David Lowery.
Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams is writing, drawing, and soundtracking a comic book.
Morning Edition explained how Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker became a holiday tradition.
Drowned in Sound shared a playlist of alternative Christmas music.
Laurel Zuckerman's Paris Weblog asked authors to list the best books on language.
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
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
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)