Lunch Break Links: April 4, 2007

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Good news to start the day: Cleveland's awesome Machine Go Boom is streaming its new album online for free. Consider them the start of a "band of the day" feature in the links.

Lost time once again. Theories here.

Bob Hunter makes the case for Greg Oden sticking around.

Did you know vampire author Anne Rice converted to Christianity a few years back? Now she is set to write fictional, "but heavily researched" novels about Jesus. Jesus fan fiction... not sure what to make of it.

Many folks don't like the new Timbaland album. This fairly positive Kelefa Sanneh feature from The New York Times is probably the best summation.

This bit about Keith Richards snorting his father's ashes is dominating the Web today like the Alanis video was yesterday.

Tom Breihan's review of an LCD Soundsystem show made me all the more anxious to see the band. (Seems like everybody was there.)

Hair metal, X-Files, an Office interview and more beyond the jump.

Stereogum calls this EW feature "Chuck Klosterman's favorite game." It's really called "Name that hair metal band!" I think I actually got more than half right. Who am I?

The new Dizzee Rascal album will include guest spots from Lily Allen and Arctic Monkeys.

Update on The Price Is Right: Mario Lopez is being considered to replace Bob Barker, among others. Also, CBS plans two prime-time Barker tributes.

NBC has posted the premiere of the improv comedy series Thank God You're Here online.

Out magazine put Anderson Cooper and Jodie Foster, who have never publicly professed to be gay, on its cover.

Finally, David Duchovny has confirmed that he and Gillian Anderson are on board for a new X-Files movie. Apparently, the truth is still out there.