Listen to “Take Us to the Start,” by Matt Hires
To buy: $8, iTunes.
Read “Italian for Beginners,” by Kristin Harmel
Cat Connelly is a 34-year-old control freak. And after being on the receiving end of one too many pitying glances at her younger sister’s wedding, she impulsively heads to Italy to find the love she left behind after a semester abroad. There, she learns that spinning out of control may be good for the soul.
To buy: $14, amazon.com.
Listen to “Light,” by Matisyahu
Three years after becoming instant pop royalty with his hit “King Without a Crown,” Matisyahu (shown) is finally releasing his third studio album. This go-around finds the Hasidic artist venturing from his reggae roots with different sounds. In “So Hi So Lo,” the New York City native rocks out, while he hits a folky note on “Silence.” (Out August 25.)
To buy: $12, amazon.com.
Tune in to “The Rachel Zoe Project” on Bravo
Rent “American Son” on DVD
In this haunting drama that earned a 2008 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Award nomination, Marine Mike Holland (Drumline’s Nick Cannon) returns home for the holidays before being shipped out to Iraq. As Mike reconnects with family and friends, he deals with the fear of duty. Extras include a making-of feature and deleted scenes. (In stores August 25.)
To buy: $30, amazon.com.
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