Lunch Break Links: September 24, 2007

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

First off, did you see this feature on the Drexel that ran in The New York Times?

The second season of Heroes starts tonight, and EW has a video segment introducing you to the new heroes. It's definitely worth watching.

On that tip, Slate complains about TV series with too many characters.

Pitchfork has an interview with Liars.

TV Guide wonders whether Back to You will save traditional three-camera sitcoms with laugh tracks. The first episode was well-done for that sort of thing, but it didn't make me miss the days before The Office and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Big day for rap leaks. Nah Right has an unreleased Kanye West track featuring Trick Daddy. They also have a new Lupe Fiasco track with Verbal and Sarah Green. And what about a new Raekwon mixtape?

Apparently the new TV karaoke shows are helping the record industry, at least in the short term.

Darren Aronofsky is losing Matt Damon but gaining Brad Pitt as the star of his upcoming The Fighter.

More TV news, new music and DVD releases, celebrity pals and more after the jump...

Spinner is streaming new albums from Jose Gonzalez, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Devendra Banhart, Stars and more.

Speaking of which, Largehearted Boy's Interesting DVD and CD releases are up.

Apparently new NBC head Ben Silverman is the TV industry's own little Lohan.

How about some TV Tattle links?

Ugly Betty is taking heat for losing weight.

•When stars endorse political candidates, it might actually make Americans less likely to vote for them.

•I think this has been mentioned before, but why not again? HBO is making a documentary about the OSU-Michigan rivalry to air four days before The Game.

•And why not go behind the scenes of the Lost symphony orchestra extravaganza?

Stylus' weekly feature is a non-definitive guide to romantic comedies.

Apparently Will Arnett and John Krasinski are good friends who make delightful dinner company. Just thought you might like to know.

I wish Foo Fighters would have played "I'll Stick Around" when I saw them a few years back. Or maybe they did. I just remember being really disappointed.

Finally, I guess by now it's afternoon, but here are some songs for a Monday morning.