All the music journos are jumping at the chance to interview Scarlett Johansson: Recording Artist. Pitchfork is the latest.

Heroes will return with a three-hour "event" on September 15, including a two-hour season premiere.

Stephen Spielberg is working on a Lincoln-centric Civil War epic starring Liam Neeson as Honest Abe.

OK, so I can accept (and have accepted) a time warp in a certain kind of TV series... but Desperate Housewives?

Thanks to Robert Duffy for the heads up that respected DVD reissue series The Criterion Collection is going to Blu-Ray.

What's all this about a Donnie Darko sequel? No, thanks.

As mentioned in the latest Coming Distractions, M.I.A. was in town last weekend. Like Wes Flexner, I was out of town for happenings related to a friend's wedding, so I missed the show, but at least he rounded up some photos and hearsay about the supposedly fantastic show. Anybody else care to chime in?

Watch this new video for Gnarls Barkley's "Going On," then follow the jump for more links and another video.

All the music journos are jumping at the chance to interview Scarlett Johansson: Recording Artist. Pitchfork is the latest.

Heroes will return with a three-hour "event" on September 15, including a two-hour season premiere.

Stephen Spielberg is working on a Lincoln-centric Civil War epic starring Liam Neeson as Honest Abe.

OK, so I can accept (and have accepted) a time warp in a certain kind of TV series... but Desperate Housewives?

Thanks to Robert Duffy for the heads up that respected DVD reissue series The Criterion Collection is going to Blu-Ray.

What's all this about a Donnie Darko sequel? No, thanks.

As mentioned in the latest Coming Distractions, M.I.A. was in town last weekend. Like Wes Flexner, I was out of town for happenings related to a friend's wedding, so I missed the show, but at least he rounded up some photos and hearsay about the supposedly fantastic show. Anybody else care to chime in?

Watch this new video for Gnarls Barkley's "Going On," then follow the jump for more links and another video.

Wondering what's on Jimmy Eat World's iPod? No? Just read the feature, damn it.

Metallica is letting you in on their recording process.

Slate explores what Grand Theft Auto IV gets right about life on the street.

The New York Times laid off its music business reporter, Jeff Leeds.

Status Ain't Hood rips off Charles Aaron's old Spin column and chimes in on new singles from Coldplay, DJ Khaled, Mountain Goats and more.

Speaking of Coldplay, how did their free download promotion compare in hit count to similar stunts by Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails?

Spinner has a list of 20 truly bad songs by good bands. Agree? (I'm a huge fan of "November Rain," so this list is sort of bunk, methinks. And eff them for hating on "Dancing in the Dark.")

Fox is adding new shows from the creators of Lost and Arrested Development.

And because I can't stop obsessing over Lost (might as well enjoy it while the season's still here), here's an interview with Darlton from after last week's episode. And why not a Juliet interview too?

Lastly, here's a video for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' "Night of the Lotus Eaters" from the acclaimed Dig, Lazarus, Dig!