Well, I headed to Cleveland yesterday to see my beloved Ohio Bobcats get trounced by archrival Miami in the MAC tournament. Shucks.

300 opens today, and it's expected to dominate the box office thanks to so much hype and no real competition. After seeing it Tuesday, I have to concede that all the political discussion about the flick is worth having. Check out the reviews at rottentomatoes, and especially check out this one from Slate.

And some local reviews: ( Alive | Dispatch | donewaiting.com )

I would link you to The Other Paper too, but the review is only in print. Speaking of competing media:

Ooooh! Blog wars!

Is Michael Jackson trying to reunite the Jackson 5? (found at Brooklyn Vegan)

Thanks to Pop Candy for pointing out that today marks the 10-year anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G.'s death. MTV has a tribute.

Perhaps trying to steal Biggie's thunder, Suge Knight announced he is closing Death Row Records.

Also 10 years ago, this song came out.

Oh, and on this day 20 years ago, The Joshua Tree came out.

Click below for one of my favorite Lunch Break Links ever:

Well, I headed to Cleveland yesterday to see my beloved Ohio Bobcats get trounced by archrival Miami in the MAC tournament. Shucks.

300 opens today, and it's expected to dominate the box office thanks to so much hype and no real competition. After seeing it Tuesday, I have to concede that all the political discussion about the flick is worth having. Check out the reviews at rottentomatoes, and especially check out this one from Slate.

And some local reviews: ( Alive | Dispatch | donewaiting.com )

I would link you to The Other Paper too, but the review is only in print. Speaking of competing media:

Ooooh! Blog wars!

Is Michael Jackson trying to reunite the Jackson 5? (found at Brooklyn Vegan)

Thanks to Pop Candy for pointing out that today marks the 10-year anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G.'s death. MTV has a tribute.

Perhaps trying to steal Biggie's thunder, Suge Knight announced he is closing Death Row Records.

Also 10 years ago, this song came out.

Oh, and on this day 20 years ago, The Joshua Tree came out.

Click below for one of my favorite Lunch Break Links ever:

More Lost theorizing from Doc Jensen: I can get down with that. I strongly disagree with theory No. 4, though.

Maggie Gyllenhaal is in negotiations to take over the Katie Holmes role for the next Batman movie.

Eddie Van Halen is checking into rehab. Speaking of which: Are guitar solos lame?

This fun Stylus feature looks back at some of their more questionable writing choices.

I neglected to report this week on Captain America's demise, but this look at America's reaction made me laugh.

Lastly, one of the best finds in quite some time: The 50 greatest local TV commercials. (discovered at PopWatch)

Enjoy your weekend.