Lunch Break Links: April 26, 2007

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

More new T.I. songs here!

On that tip, Idolator examines the current hullabaloo about hip-hop. (On EW, Russell Simmons explains some tenuous plan to expand freedom of speech via censorship. Dope!)

And to complete an Idolator trifecta, the new White Stripes single.

In related news, Tina Fey is live blogging during tonight's finale (9 p.m.).

And speaking of crying...

Consumerist has a list of five bank fees to watch out for.

MTV examines the sophomore efforts of blog darlings such as Arcade Fire and Bloc Party.

We also have reports on what to expect from the upcoming Beastie Boys and Interpol albums.

FX will renew The Riches (yay!) and Dirt (eh).

More links after the jump...

I'm intrigued by the story of the LA Times' transsexual sportswriter.

This week Slate is thinking about brains.

More censorship news: Could Congress be neutering TV violence?

Status Ain't Hood muses on Gorillaz' "breakup."

Bill Simmons thinks the upcoming De La Hoya-Mayweather fight is the last important boxing match ever. Call me sacreligious, but I don't care about this sport or its apparent heir, UFC.

As long as we're talking sports: The Cavs went up 2-0 in their first-round playoff series.

Another act has covered LCD Soundsystem's "All My Friends." This time it's John Cale.

Finally, I laughed at this.