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January 22, 2015

Shorties (New Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Short Fiction, A New Mountain Goats Song, and more)

A new Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie short story.

Stream a new Mountain Goats song.

38 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy last week.

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

Timber Journal interviewed author Victor LaValle.

Stream a previously unreleased 1998 interview with Elliott Smith.

Bookworm interviewed author Lydia Millet.

SPIN profiled the band Speedy Ortiz.

Authors Beth Steidle and Sarah Gerard interviewed each other at Vol. 1 Brooklyn.

PopMatters interviewed musician and author Ben Watt.

Hector Tobar answered questions from Morning Edition's book club.

Songwriters and novelists talked songwriting at the Guardian.

YA writers listed their favorite books for adults at Flavorwire.

Drowned in Sound interviewed singer-songwriter J. Mascis.

The Oxford American interviewed poet Christian Wiman.

Corin Tucker talked to Bandcamp about the Sleater-Kinney reunion.

Literistic is a new monthly e-mail featuring "a highly-curated list of deadlines for submissions to literary publications, contests and fellowships."

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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