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August 1, 2012

Shorties (Gore Vidal, R.E.M.'s Albums Ranked from Worst to Best, and more)

RIP, author Gore Vidal.

The Guardian lists 26 of his best quotes.

Stereogum ranks R.E.M. albums from worst to best.

Paste lists the six best film and television adaptations of the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

Spin profiles the band Here We Go Magic.

io9 recommends 10 recently published science fiction books about big ideas.

RIP, Bill Doss, of Olivia Tremor Control and Apples in Stereo.

Flavorwire lists 10 graphic novels that would make great television shows.

RFT Music lists the six best songs about Olympic events.

BOMBlog interviews John Reed about the 10th anniversary edition of his novel, Snowball's Chance.

Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers talks to the Charleston City Paper about his new solo album and collaborations.

NPR recommends five great travel memoirs.

Drowned in Sound lists the best music videos of 2012's second quarter.

Flavorwire recommends 10 surrealist books for everyone.

The New Statesman lists the top 10 London songs.

Win six books (featured on this site's Book Notes series in the coming week) 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.

Also on sale at Amazon MP3 for $2.99: 25 albums from artists on tour this year.

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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