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December 12, 2014

Shorties (Tom McCarthy on Realism, Viv Albertine on Her New Memoir, and more)

Tom McCarthy discussed realism in fiction at the London Review of Books.

MTV interviewed Viv Albertine about her new memoir Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.

34 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday (bringing the total number of lists up to 628), including the Chicago Public Library's best books, Bustle's best literary hashtags, Electric Literature's best novels, and the Village Voice's best books.

Posted yesterday: the Largehearted Boy list of essential and interesting year-end music lists.

The BBC explored the Welsh influence on Tolkien's elves.

Maud Newton interviewed Saeed Jones about ancestry at Tin House.

BrooklynVegan listed great emo songs by non-emo bands.

A Haruki Murakami-inspired videogame.

SPIN named its band of the year: Parquet Courts.

Fresh Air interviewed Scott Saul about his new book Becoming Richard Pryor.

The Independent profiled Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy.

Comic Book Resources interviewed Richard McGuire about the writing of his graphic novel Here.

The Record profiled Alynda Lee Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff.

Fresh Air interviewed author Jacqueline Woodson.

Stream actor Christopher Lee's new heavy metal Christmas carol.

The Huntsville Times listed 16 books every southerner should have.

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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