Lunch Break Links: April 11, 2007

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

In a few minutes I'll post about last night's unbelievable rock show. But first, some Wednesday links, starting with TV:

As usual, Lost is on my mind. Doc Jensen is hyping up tonight's episode quite a bit. So is Elizabeth Mitchell, who plays Juliet.

This is kind of old news, but I hadn't heard about it. Jimmy Kimmel filled in for Larry King—recently here he is ripping the editor of Gawker—and King called in to congratulate Kimmel on the air and tell him he would make a good permanent replacement someday.

One more TV note: Mollow Willow explains how to fix 24. I agree with most of her points, especially that this week's episode showed improvement and potentially set up the last seven hours to be solid.

Johnny Cash's home burned down. If he were still alive this would be more tragic in my opinion, but it's still sad to see a landmark like that, ahem, fall into a burning ring of fire.

There's video of a new Sufjan Stevens song online from last week's Music Now festival in Cincinnati, and a new Shins B-side for the downloadin'.

The latest cool A.V. Club interview is with Transformers' Shia LaBeouf.

Slate explores how Akon became the king of ringtones.

After the jump, find out what Ne-Yo and Tim Gunn have in common.

Answer: They both want you to "Make It Work."

PopMatters is perplexed by the trend of sitting at rock shows.

Pitchfork has an interview with Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes.

Finally, Pop Candy posted a quiz called "Which Entourage guy are you?" and this fun time-wasting game. Enjoy!