Idolator revealed the results of its critics poll. Here are my picks, though you're probably familiar with them already.

Ice Cube is starring in a feature film remake of Welcome Back, Kotter. You know, if the writers' strike ever ends. (We're getting to the point where it's going to affect next season too.)

Back to Cube for a moment: He's also releasing a new album, about which AV Club interviewed him.

Speaking of AV Club, their Noel Murray has sworn off new music for 2008 and is doing a year-long reevaluation of his record collection. The second installment is here, and it is long.

Coachella East is definitely happening, only it won't be called Coachella. (By the way, Billboard notes, "Liberty State Park has hosted a handful of concerts in recent years, most notably a Radiohead show shortly before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks." Doesn't "a Radiohead show in 2001" suffice? Where were you when the world stopped turning, Billboard?)

Spinner is streaming new releases from Dirty on Purpose, Magnetic Fields, Ringo Starr and the Whigs.

As our Web specialist Brad Keefe pointed out, this Tom Cruise Scientology video is reminiscent of his turn as Frank T.J. Mackey.

Why would musicians use steroids? Status Ain't Hood wonders.

Look! Many years ago, Conan O'Brien guested on Jon Stewart's old MTV show:

As usual, more links after the jump.

Idolator revealed the results of its critics poll. Here are my picks, though you're probably familiar with them already.

Ice Cube is starring in a feature film remake of Welcome Back, Kotter. You know, if the writers' strike ever ends. (We're getting to the point where it's going to affect next season too.)

Back to Cube for a moment: He's also releasing a new album, about which AV Club interviewed him.

Speaking of AV Club, their Noel Murray has sworn off new music for 2008 and is doing a year-long reevaluation of his record collection. The second installment is here, and it is long.

Coachella East is definitely happening, only it won't be called Coachella. (By the way, Billboard notes, "Liberty State Park has hosted a handful of concerts in recent years, most notably a Radiohead show shortly before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks." Doesn't "a Radiohead show in 2001" suffice? Where were you when the world stopped turning, Billboard?)

Spinner is streaming new releases from Dirty on Purpose, Magnetic Fields, Ringo Starr and the Whigs.

As our Web specialist Brad Keefe pointed out, this Tom Cruise Scientology video is reminiscent of his turn as Frank T.J. Mackey.

Why would musicians use steroids? Status Ain't Hood wonders.

Look! Many years ago, Conan O'Brien guested on Jon Stewart's old MTV show:

As usual, more links after the jump.

Former child star Brad Renfro died at age 25. Suburbs has a eulogy.

But let's move away from death and talk about birth. Or pregnancy at least. Assuming the strike is resolved within the next few months, The Office is going to come up with something crazy to explain this.

The Smurfs are 50 years old.

Locals done right Times New Viking related a story about their odyssey through Montana for Paper Thin Walls.

The TV Addict has an interview with Lost's Elizabeth Mitchell (aka Juliet).

Are you ready for a no-holds-barred George Michael autobiography?

Stereogum has a new MP3 from The Big Sleep.

Big Boi is organizing a ballet?

Yahoo has a clip from Cloverfield.

Finally, here's a new Saul Williams video from that online album nobody paid for. It's called "Sunday, Bloody Sunday," and yes, it's that "Sunday, Bloody Sunday."