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January 6, 2015

Shorties (The 2014 Costa Book Awards, Stream the New Dr. Dog Album, and more)

The 2014 Costa Book Awards have been announced, including Ali Smith's novel How To Be Both.

Stream the new Dr. Dog album Live At a Flamingo Hotel at the Wall Street Journal.

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 1,357), including the Denver Post's best comedy books and Robot6's favorite comics.

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

Courtney Love sings opera.

The Scotsman previewed 2015's new books.

Paste listed 25 great musicians under 25.

The Telegraph profiled Kate Saunders, author of Five Children on the Western Front, a children's book about the First World War.

Weekend Edition examined the continued allure of the Stratocaster guitar to musicians.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn previewed January's best new books.

MOJO and The Line of Best Fit previewed 2015's new music.

The Guardian reported that Haruki Murakami will answer reader questions "of any kind" on his website.

Billboard shared surprising facts about 2014 music sales.

Stream a 1983 BBC documentary on Kurt Vonnegut.

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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