David Mitchell’s first novel in five years, Utopia Avenue, will be published this summer.
Largehearted Boy’s list of “best books of 2019” lists has collected 577 year-end lists so far.
The Current shared the second episode of its audio documentary about Prince’s 1999 album and film.
Bookworm interviewed author Ocean Vuong.
Paste recapped November’s notable vinyl releases.
Salon interviewed author Jason Reynolds.
BrooklynVegan gathered this year’s new Christmas songs.
The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Leland Cheuk.
Leonard Cohen’s son talked to All Things Considered about putting together the legend’s posthumous album.
The Millions recommended gifts for writers.
Literary Hub interviewed author Maaza Mengiste.
Stereogum recapped November’s metal releases.
Guernica interviewed author Rene Denfeld.
Stream a new Grimes song.
The Millions interviewed author Adrienne Brodeur.
Rolling Stone recommended essential Christmas albums.
Gorilla Vs. Bear shared a playlist of November’s best songs.
also at Largehearted Boy:
previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)
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)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists