Patrick Swayze died at age 57 after battling pancreatic cancer. EW looks back on his career.

The Black Keys assembled a huge hip-hop project called Blakroc featuring an elite lineup of guests including Jim Jones, Mos Def, Raekwon, Ludacris and many more. Hear a track from the album at Pitchfork.

AV Club interviewed Ira Kaplan from Yo La Tengo, who I once cornered and annoyed at the Mercury Lounge in New York.

This is what the hippest of the hip do when they get together.

Slate produced a hilarious "Dan Brown sequel generator."

Barack Obama thinks Kanye West is a jackass.

Meanwhile, Kanye is still sorry for his VMA stunt, or at least that's what he told Jay Leno.

By the way, Leno's new prime time show was not exactly exhilarating TV. You can watch the first episode on Hulu.

Christoph Waltz, "The Jew Hunter" from Inglourious Basterds, has been cast as the villain in The Green Hornet.

We conclude with video of Kid Cudi and Ratatat performing their collaboration "Pursuit of Happiness" on Letterman.