The biggest music news over Memorial Day weekend was the death of former Wilco multi-instrumentalist Jay Bennett, who contributed heavily to some of my favorite albums of all time, Being There, Summerteeth and especially Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. R.I.P., Jay.
In less serious news, The Daily Swarm started a cool new interview series with the world's best festival bookers.
EW is pretty bummed about the idea of a Buffy movie without Joss Whedon.
We may soon see a Twitter TV series.
AV Club interviewed that cartoon of a man, Roberto Benigni. (I have always enjoyed their skewering of his Pinocchio remake.)
T.I.'s prison sentence is finally starting.
It's about time The National had some new material.
I agree with Idolator: Pitchfork's review of the new Grizzly Bear album is quite strange. (That album is hella good, but I've found myself obsessed with the new Phoenix disc instead. Buy it!)
Rolling Stone lists what we learned from American Idol's eighth season.
I really, really don't want to see this movie. (Warning: Even this short textual summary is not for the faint of heart.)
Slate tackles the most addictive iPhone games.
Lost is still TV's most-pirated show.
We wrap the links package with "Heads Will Roll," the new video from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, who'll headline LC Pavilion this Thursday.
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