December 22, 2014
Author Ismail Kadare discussed his favorite books at The Week.
Slate listed the best podcasts about music.
27 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Saturday (bringing the total number of lists up to 962), including America's Test Kitchen's best cookbooks, Andrew Zimmern's best cookbooks, and the Guardian's best cookbooks.
The Guardian listed the best Christmases in literature.
Lucinda Williams played a Tiny Desk Concert.
The Rumpus interviewed author Robert Boswell.
Madonna has released six new songs.
Morning Edition interviewed Mark Spitz, author of Twee: The Gentle Revolution in Music, Books, Television, Fashion and Film.
The Wall Street Journal dubbed vinyl the biggest music comeback of 2014.
The A.V. Club examined the year in music films.
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)