Lunch Break Links: July 16, 2007

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Well, it's Monday, and for the first time in three years, I didn't spend the weekend in Chicago at the Pitchfork Music Festival. I'm sad I missed Clipse and Cat Power, but I'm mostly OK with skipping the thing this year. And fortunately, I can hear about it from The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, Time Out Chicago, Chicagoist, Stereogum, Idolator and lots of others, most likely (flex your Google muscle!).

John Ross, wearer of camoflauge Airwalk Croc knockoffs, will no doubt be interested in this Slate feature on the supposedly life-changing footwear.

Slate also explores the question: What, exactly, is a "gut feeling?"

This week's streaming albums at Spinner include Editors, the Magic Numbers, the Chemical Brothers and Too Short. AOL has some others for your ears too.

Simon Cowell wants Kelly and Clive to kiss and make up.

Movie studios are planning waaaay ahead these days.

Pop Candy links of note: More fuzzy photos of Heath Ledger as the Joker, a dude's funny analysis of "Cloverfield" and to reconfirm, a new X-Files movie is definitely happening.

Inappropriate Harry Potter crushes, lots of good TV stuff and more after the jump...

Stylus posted a great little piece about one of the best songs of the year, LCD Soundsystem's "Someone Great."

E! has enticing tidbits about the upcoming season of Weeds.

Interesting stuff about the next season of Nip/Tuck (and a potential Rosie-related spinoff?) here.

If they really do an Office spinoff I'm going to be so pissed.

AV Club's Noel Murray laments the death of cable TV and sounds stodgy in doing so (even if he is mostly right)...

...and here's some more hatin' on the worst TV has to offer!

PopMatters lists 65 great protest songs.

Cracked lists 10 simple rules for concert etiquette.

You can thank Largehearted Boy for those last two links and for the weekly Interesting DVD Releases post. Apparently no good CDs are coming out this week, but you could figure that out from the stuff streaming at Spinner, right?

I know Deerhunter is one of those bands that is only famous on the Internet, but their ongoing public breakdown is interesting to me, so I'm going to keep linking it here.

Lastly, I know violence is bad and all, but there's something inexplicably awesome about T.I. smashing a heckler in the face with his microphone. (via Paper Thin Walls)