Lunch Break Links: February 29, 2008

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

EW followed up their 30 actors under 30 list with the complementary actress list. (Blake Lively, pictured, is one of them.)

Pitchfork has an interview with Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova after their Oscar win for Once's "Falling Slowly." Related: The duo signed a publishing deal with Warner.

Ever heard of the producer Focus? VH1 says he's been in the game for a long time, and he's working on new records for Eminem and Dr. Dre (plus a free one of his own.)

Ain't It Cool News "double-teamed" Will Ferrell.

Spinner offers a fun daily feature called Rock Almanac.

A mural tribute to Elliott Smith that had been defaced has now been restored.

AV Club interviewed Daniel Johnston. They never fail to come up with intriguing Q&A subjects.

I am obligated to link to any story whose headline includes "Lil Wayne on syrup."

British music mag NME handed out their Shockwave awards.

What's all this about Japanese celebrity impersonators doing "We Are the World?"

The Olsen twins are working on a book.

Remember those hip-hop songs presented as hilarious charts and graphs? Now experience pop songs that way.

It didn't take long for NBC to cancel quarterlife.

Beware of the Blog has a bunch of obscure MP3s for your perusal. Experiment, why don't ya?

Did you know record companies don't share the money they get from file-sharing lawsuits with the musicians they are supposedly protecting?

Ben Linus wasn't on Lost yesterday, but he was identified as a New York hipster in Spinner.

The latest rocker to pass out of this world is Mike Smith of the Dave Clark Five.

Bret Michaels isn't just coming to the Alrosa Villa, he's also coming to a book store near you.

Finally, some questions:

Who knew The Hives were into hockey?

Now that Blu-ray rules the day, what about the people foolish enough to buy an HD-DVD player?

Is this gonna make concert tickets even more expensive?

And for those like me who, upon reading about that Burial album last year, thought "What is dubstep?" This film will explain: