Slate's latest critics' correspondence covers the Oscar contenders. The New York Times chimes in as well. And what does our Melissa Starker have to say about it?

Here's a chat with some first-time contenders.

Besides Radiohead, the All Points West Festival will feature these bands.

First Riggins, and now Wolverine has cast Charlie Mah Baby?

And speaking of Riggins, Friday Night Lights is not dead yet.

It's possible that this guy will play Barack Obama on Saturday Night Live.

Edie Falco is making the jump to Showtime.

Poptimist examines John Peel's legacy.

EW previewed the new Roots album.

I've been hearing a lot of buzz about Throw Me the Statue. Here's their rendition of Guided By Voices' "My Valuable Hunting Knife."


Throw Me the Statue - My valuable huntikng knife
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More after the jump...

Slate's latest critics' correspondence covers the Oscar contenders. The New York Times chimes in as well. And what does our Melissa Starker have to say about it?

Here's a chat with some first-time contenders.

Besides Radiohead, the All Points West Festival will feature these bands.

First Riggins, and now Wolverine has cast Charlie Mah Baby?

And speaking of Riggins, Friday Night Lights is not dead yet.

It's possible that this guy will play Barack Obama on Saturday Night Live.

Edie Falco is making the jump to Showtime.

Poptimist examines John Peel's legacy.

EW previewed the new Roots album.

I've been hearing a lot of buzz about Throw Me the Statue. Here's their rendition of Guided By Voices' "My Valuable Hunting Knife."


Throw Me the Statue - My valuable huntikng knife
Uploaded by lablogotheque

More after the jump...

Usually I agree with Idolator on bad album covers, but this one is kind of awesome.

Check out this crazy "orchestral machine."

So if Cane is dead, can the dude who plays Richard Alpert come back to Lost?

This relationship still creeps me out.

Have I posted any The Wire links this week?

What's that? You want to finish with live video of teenage wonders Be Your Own Pet courtesy of Stereogum?