Lunch Break Links: Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

And speaking of violence, is Christian Bale such a dark knight that he was taken in on assault charges?

Paul Westerberg released a 49-cent online-only album.

I'm not sure I understand Pitchfork's review of the new Black Kids album. I think they are apologizing for hyping the band in the first place.

Speaking of Pitchfork, AV Club has the best recap of their festival.

Billboard has a handy Vampire Weekend blog buzz chart.

The nominees for Britain's famed Mercury Music Prize have been released.

So NBC still does have an Office spinoff in the works, it's just not the same as Amy Poehler's new show from the Office producers.

The Smoking Gun has proof that despite his denials, rapper Rick Ross used to be a cop. Goodbye, cred!

Gossip Girl: Why is everyone talking and no one watching?

No Age wonders how they can stay DIY when they're so effing huge.

Last but not least we have Beck's new video for "Orphans" and, after the jump, Devendra Banhart's new "Carmensita" video featuring his ladyfriend, Natalie Portman.