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December 26, 2014

Shorties (Recommended New Literary Magazines, Bettye LaVette Covers Bob Dylan, and more)

Ploughshares recommended new literary magazines.

Stream Bettye LaVette's cover of Bob Dylan's "Unforgettable," from her new album Worthy.

48 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Wednesday (bringing the total number of lists up to 1,063), including the New Yorker's best books, USA Today's favorite books, and the New York Times' best poetry books.

The Largehearted Boy list of essential and interesting "best of 2014" music lists.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author James Tadd Adcox about his debut novel Does Not Love.

Bookworm interviewed Iranian author Goli Taraghi.

Aeon examined the psychological importance of repetition in music.

Morning Edition shared an oral history of the Waitresses' holiday song "Christmas Wrapping."

Kiese Laymon interviewed author Jesmyn Ward at Esquire.

Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" posts.

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

Essential and Interesting 2014 Year-End Music Lists
List of Online "Best of 2014" Book 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
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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