Big sports weekend, so let's start with that.

Prince suddenly seems to be everywhere, doesn't he? That includes the NBA All-Star Game.

Yes, that game happened, and I surprisingly found myself not watching, though I wasn't surprised to find myself not caring. All-Star Games just don't have the luster they're supposed to anymore. Let's just get to the playoffs and have them be as thrilling as last year.

As for other sporting news, Ohio State's men's basketball team may be sliding into the No. 1 spot.

Also, that big car race happened, and ESPN is subliminally making me at least a little interested in the outcome by bombarding me with the stuff. That's OK, I guess, as long as I never again tune in expecting to see PTI and am subjected to NASCAR Today. Now I know how you soccer haters feel during the World Cup. (Except, of course, soccer is awesome.)

(Related: NASCAR romance novels?)

Lastly, in more gossipy sports news, Tom Brady may be expecting with his ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan, which could put a cramp on the whole Giselle thing.

On to the more, ahem, artistic lunch break links:

Big sports weekend, so let's start with that.

Prince suddenly seems to be everywhere, doesn't he? That includes the NBA All-Star Game.

Yes, that game happened, and I surprisingly found myself not watching, though I wasn't surprised to find myself not caring. All-Star Games just don't have the luster they're supposed to anymore. Let's just get to the playoffs and have them be as thrilling as last year.

As for other sporting news, Ohio State's men's basketball team may be sliding into the No. 1 spot.

Also, that big car race happened, and ESPN is subliminally making me at least a little interested in the outcome by bombarding me with the stuff. That's OK, I guess, as long as I never again tune in expecting to see PTI and am subjected to NASCAR Today. Now I know how you soccer haters feel during the World Cup. (Except, of course, soccer is awesome.)

(Related: NASCAR romance novels?)

Lastly, in more gossipy sports news, Tom Brady may be expecting with his ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan, which could put a cramp on the whole Giselle thing.

On to the more, ahem, artistic lunch break links:

A local gentleman named Christopher Head contacted me about his Ohio music blog, People With Animal Heads. He's done interviews with cool acts like The Lindsay and Time and Temperature. Have a look.

Wow, Ghost Rider debuted at No. 1. I guess sometimes the whole "don't screen it for the critics" strategy works out.

The TV Addict has an interview with Taylor Kitsch, who plays "bad boy" Tim Riggins on Friday Night Lights. Have I mentioned you should be watching this?

They also have a quick video interview with B.J. Novak of The Office.

Interesting... Steve Jobs takes on teachers' unions.

Obligatory "Britney shaves her head" link.

I just... still don't know what to make of this. Michael Anthony, where art thou?

10 Ways to Fix the Music Biz: This kind of discussion seems to pop up all the time, but I'm beginning to wonder if there's any point anymore. I hope so.

Also, YouTube is quickly becoming a shell of itself. It was nice while it lasted, I guess.

Candy says: Streaming Arcade Fire concert! Sufjan takes on California(?)! A new Rob Corddry show! Oh my!

Plus: Kidman and Watts, together at last!

That Nicole/Naomi thing, as the link will tell you, is headed up by Ryan Murphy of Nip/Tuck fame. After what I would call the worst season, Nip/Tuck is getting an extended, 22-episode run this year. Huh.

And finally, via LHB, Harry Potter is getting into the Sex Pistols (isn't that cute?)—and this soccer lineup of rockers, assembled by Britons, is stupid but fun.