Lunch Break Links: July 31, 2007

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni died on the same day as Swedish legend Ingmar Bergman.

VH1 reality star Scott Baio talked to EW.

James Frey's publisher is still mad at Oprah and is spewing bile in the TV icon's direction. (via PopWatch)

Kent's Party of Helicopters is reuniting for a gig at Akron's Lime Spider. (via donewaiting)

Pitchfork's Poptimist wrote an interesting column about how most bands are bolstered and hindered by the one Big Fact we all know about them.

Robin Roberts of ABC and ESPN has breast cancer.

Pete Yorn covered "Young Folks" — "Everyone keeps asking me if this is my song, so I decided that I have to play it."

Here's a collaboration to get excited about: Aesop Rock and John Darnielle.

Paper Thin Walls hookup: Fader has two new Devendra Banhart songs streaming, eMusic struck a deal with AT&T to sell indie rock ringtones and Real Talk NY has video of Wu-Tang members discussing their new album.

AV Club's Noel Murray discusses the "rise of the middlebrow" (and shares my confusion over the inclusion of such dopey trailers before The Simpsons Movie).

P.S. AV Club also interviewed Ron Jeremy.