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January 13, 2017

Shorties (The Tournament of Books Shortlist, Slowdive's First New Song in 22 Years, and more)

The shortlist and judges for this year's Tournament of Books has been announced.

Stream Slowdive's first new song in 22 years.

35 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Tuesday (bringing the total number to 1,624), including Forbes' best books on birds and birding and The Oklahoman's best graphic novels.

Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting "best of 2016" music lists

Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Hannah Arendt: A Life in Dark Times by Anne C. Heller
A Model World by Michael Chabon

Stream a new Wolf Eyes song.

GQ interviewed Marlon James about the fantasy trilogy he is writing.

Phantogram covered Radiohead's "Weird Fishes/Arpeggi."

Signature recommended books by and about Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Stream a new Allison Crutchfield song.

The New Yorker profiled author Ayelet Waldman.

Stream a new GEMS song.

Bustle recommended 2017 books by Indian authors.

Kevin Devine covered Elliott Smith, Pinegrove, and Leonard Cohen.

The Millions interviewed author Leland Cheuk.

NPR Music is accepting entries for its 2017 Tiny Desk Concert contest.

Bookworm interviewed author Lynne Tillman.

Drowned in Sound reconsidered Slint's Spiderland album.

Electric Literature looked back on Barack Obama's literary moments as president.

Garden & Gun shared two new Son Volt songs and interviewed Jay Farrar.

also at Largehearted Boy:

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

List of Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists
Essential and Interesting Year-End 2016 Music Lists

Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
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)
weekly music release lists

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