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February 10, 2016

Websites to Read in 2016

My sixth yearly list of favorite websites (and first since 2013), these are the sites (not mentioned in previous years) I have most recommended to friends family, and Largehearted Boy readers over the past year.

See also:

the 2013 list
the 2012 list
the 2011 list
the 2010 list
the 2009 list

0s & 1s Reads

0s & 1s Reads is an online bookstore that also hosts a variety of interviews with authors as well as essays on writing and literature.

notable posts:

"What a feminist mouthful" featuring Megan Mayhew Bergman and Wendy C. Ortiz
"A misunderstanding of what books can do" featuring Molly Antopol and Sophie McManus

Books & Authors with Cary Barbour

Books & Authors with Cary Barbor is a podcast that features interviews with authors and publishing professionals.

notable posts:

Dinaw Mengestu, The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears
Anne Enright, The Green Road


Divedapper does one thing, and does it extremely well: fascinating and smart interviews with poets.

notable posts:

Sharon Olds
Mary Ruefle

Literary Hub

Literary Hub may be the best literary site on the planet, featuring author interviews, excerpts, essays and daily news from the world of publishing.

notable posts:

Jhumpa Lahiri: On Family, Banality, and the Art of Conversation
Sunil Yapa: "Empathy is a Radical Act"

Music & Literature

Music & Literature features underrepresented artists (musicians, writers, and visual artists) from all over the world.

notable posts:

Medardo Fraile Introduced by Ali Smith
Henryk Gorecki’s Loud Silence

Talkhouse Music

Musicians write about music at Talkhouse Music.

notable posts:

Buzz Osborne (the Melvins) Talks the HBO Documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
Annie Clark (St. Vincent) Talks Arcade Fire’s Reflektor

Turntable Kitchen

The combination of food, music, and cocktails make Turntable Kitchen an everyday read. The mixtapes are the perfect accompaniment to meal preparation.

notable posts:

Turntable Kitchen’s Winter 2016 Mixtape
Matcha Crepes with Whipped Cream, Berries, and Cacao Nibs

Vol. 1 Brooklyn

Vol. 1 Brooklyn shares daily music and books news, book reviews, author interviews, short fiction, and essays.

notable posts:

"At Every Point, the Book Was Really a Surprise To Me": An Interview With Garth Greenwell
"Both the Musician and the Instrument": An Interview With Alexander Chee

also at Largehearted Boy:

Blogs to Read in 2012
Blogs to Read in 2011
Blogs to Read in 2010
Bloggers to Read in 2009

52 Books, 52 Weeks (weekly book reviews)
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly comics highlights)
Book Notes playlists (authors create music playlists for their book)
Daily Downloads (free and legal daily mp3 downloads)
guest book reviews
Largehearted Word (weekly new book highlights)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Soundtracked (composers and directors discuss their film's soundtracks)
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from the week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists