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February 3, 2012

Shorties (Wislawa Szymborska, Stream the New Air Album, and more)

All Things Considered profiles Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska.

NPR is streaming Air's new album, Le Voyage Dans La Lune (out february 7th), a soundtrack to George Melies' 1902 silent film of the same name.

The band creates a seductive mixtape for Nerve.

Craig Finn talks to the St. Paul Pioneer Press about his new album, Clear Heart Full Eyes.

The Christian Science Monitor lists 12 great television and movie adaptations of works by Charles Dickens.

Blog on the Tracks shares a week in the life of a music reviewer.

Library Journal recommends my favorite genre of graphic novel, nonfiction.

MTV's new series I Just Want My Pants Back premieres tonight. Read author David Rosen's Largehearted Boy Book Notes music playlist for the novel that inspired the television show.

Drowned in Sound recaps January's best music releases.

Flavorwire lists 10 albums you need to hear in February.

All Things Considered looks back on Ken Kesey One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest on the novel's 50th anniversary.

Alt. Latino recommends nine new Latin metal bands.

Fresh Air recommends three recently published works of modern "unemployment lit."

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: my favorite road trip album, Magnetic Fields' The Charm of the Highway Strip.

Win Sara Levine's debut novel Treasure Island!!! and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

Amazon MP3 has 1,000 digital albums on sale for $5.

Follow me on Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.

also at Largehearted Boy:

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

List of Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists
List of Online Year-End 2011 Music Lists

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics & graphic novels)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists

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