January 10, 2013
The Washington Post lists the best books about Washington, D.C.
Critic Jonathan Yardley discusses the selection process.
Flavorwire recommends 10 music documentaries you need to see in 2013.
41 lists were added Tuesday to the master aggregation of year-end online "best books of 2012" lists, including Talking Comics' top comics, Book Movement's top book club books, and many more.
The Largehearted Boy books of the year (more lists to come):
The shortlist for the Man Asian Literary Prize has been named.
Author Katie Roiphe offers memoir writing tips at Slate.
Paragraph Shorts is a little like a Flipboard for short stories, but rather than an algorithm, it uses humans to find short stories — in text, video and audio formats — across the web (from outlets like The New Yorker, The Paris Review and The Moth), then aggregates them and distributes them through a free iPad app. When a Paragraph Shorts reader flips his or her iPad to landscape mode, social features appear, including the Twitter and Facebook streams of the stories’ authors and the magazines they were published in.
Aquarium Drunkard shares a 1973 live performance by legendary singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt.
Morning Edition interviews poet Richard Blanco, who will read at President Obama's inauguration.
Tablet reviews Michael Ruhlman's new digital cookbook/app The Book of Schmaltz: A Love Song to a Forgotten Fat.
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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 & graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists