Lunch Break Links: October 9, 2007

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Columbus Alive

Nine Inch Nails is joining Radiohead on the direct-to-fans bandwagon. (So are Oasis and Jamiroquai... ...)

To yang out the yin of yesterday's list, AV Club has compiled 10 Films That Couldn't Have Happened Without Wes Anderson, a list that provides strong fodder for Anderson haters.

Prepare for snark: Idolator live-blogged last night's VH1 Hip-Hop Honors. (...AND the TRL premiere of Britney's "Gimme More" video.)

I haven't read this interview with Heroes' Sendhil Ramamurthy, but I hope they asked him about his bad acting.

Speaking of bad TV, the new fall shows just can't match the standard set by cable over the summer.

Keeping up their excellent series on Diamond albums, Stylus examines... wait for it... The Lion King Original Soundtrack.

Can neuroscience tell us everything about music? Slate says no.

Chicago's venerable Thrill Jockey label is releasing a 15th anniversary box set.

Finally, via Nah Right, here's video of a Kanye West/Mos Def freestyle battle: