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July 18, 2012

Shorties (Jon Hamm's iPod, Fictitious Dishes, and more)

Mad Men actor Jon Hamm puts his iPod on shuffle for the A.V. Club.

Fictitious Dishes features photographs of meals eaten in classic novels.

The Polaris Music Prize has named the albums shortlisted for the 2012 award.

At Strollerderby, a six-year old girl judges classic books by their covers, and guesses what they are about.

July's Music Alliance Pact shares 37 songs curated by 37 bloggers from 37 countries.

Kirkus Reviews lists 10 graphic novels to watch for this year.

Sound of the City interviews Janel and Anthony about their new album Where Is Home and the Washington, D.C. music scene.

John Dramani Mahama, vice president of Ghana, talks to Morning Edition about his new memoir, My First Coup d'Etat: And Other True Stories from the Lost Decades of Africa.

Paste lists 10 modern takes on the slow jam.

Talk of the Nation interviews Heather Andrea Williams about her new book, Help Me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery.

The new issue of History Now is dedicated to the intersection of music and history.

Kirkus Reviews shares an excerpt from Cheryl Strayed's new book Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar.

Win copies of Cheryl Strayed's collection of Dear Sugar columns Tiny Beautiful Things and Jaime Hernandez's graphic novel God and Science: Return of the Ti-Girls and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

Amazon MP3 has 100 digital albums on sale for $5.

Amazon MP3 offers over 600 albums for sale for $2.99.

Follow me on Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, 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)

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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