December 15, 2015
If rats then represent terror and chickens innocent striving for something approaching authenticity, humans, for Lispector, are strangely in the middle, often stricken with fear, or handing out terror, but ready also to soar or break loose or achieve some freedom or be fully alert to their fate in a time short enough for one of her stories to be enacted.
Stream NPR Music's songs of 2015.
44 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 973), including Kirkus Reviews' best teen books lists, The Nerdist's favorite books, and The Toast's best books you didn't read.
The Chicago Tribune listed the best holiday jazz albums.
Turntable Kitchen recommended gifts for music lovers.
Blake Butler explored the fiction of Unica Zurn at VICE.
Shakey Graves played a Tiny Desk Concert.
Stream a new song from the Besnard Lakes.
The Washington Post examined the popularity of Bob Dylan lyrics in medical literature.
In total, the trio found more than 200 examples of papers that "unequivocally" cited Dylan, along with many others that likely referenced the American troubadour's work, according to a study published Monday in The BMJ.
Comics Beat listed literary authors who love comics.
Morning Edition interviewed singer-songwriter M.I.A.
The A.V. Club shared versions of "The Little Drummer Boy" from Johnny Cash to Sufjan Stevens.
BuzzFeed shared beautiful quotes from 2015 books.
eBooks on sale today:
American Meteor by Norman Lock
Being Dead by Jim Crace
The Boy Detective Fails by Joe Meno
The Brink by Austin Bunn
The Changeling by Kenzaburo Oe
The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty by Vendela Vida
Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe
Fates Worse Than Death by Kurt Vonnegut
The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle
Man V. Nature by Diane Cook
Paulina & Fran by Rachel B. Glaser
The Prize by Jill Bialosky
The Residue Years by Mitchell S. Jackson
The Summer He Didn't Die by Jim Harrison
The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
White Horses by Alice Hoffman
Wild Decembers by Edna O'Brien
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)