Lunch Break Links: Watchmen deal is done, Decemberists offer free download, plus lots of Office news

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Who watches the Watchmen? Starting March 6, you can now that Time Warner and Fox have negotiated a deal that will allow the adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' classic graphic novel to come out on schedule.

The Decemberists are offering a free download of "The Rake's Song," a selection from their upcoming concept album The Hazards of Love.

Great news for fans of The Office: Amy Ryan will return for at least an episode or two, and producers want to bring her back permanently if they can swing it.

Speaking of The Office, it could never do a crossover with executive producer Greg Daniels' new series because Rashida Jones plays separate characters on each show.

And there's still hope for a proper Office spinoff, but do we really want that?

Slate explains how The Notorious B.I.G. changed hip-hop. (Notorious is out today; here's our review.)

AV Club continues its Flight of the Conchords binge by interviewing Rhys Darby, aka Murray.

Pitchfork has a lengthy interview with Jemina Pearl, who is set to play her first show since the breakup of Be Your Own Pet last summer.

If you'd like to stream the entirety of last week's review of the week, Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion, you can do that.

And if you want to transpose yourself into an Obama poster, you can also do that.

Friday Night Lights producer Peter Berg went on Bill Simmons' B.S. Report podcast. The show returns to NBC tonight for a third season that drew rave reviews when it aired on DirecTV last fall.

Johnny Knoxville was detained for bringing a grenade on a plane.

The Washington Post has a tribute to Ricardo Montalban, who died this week. R.I.P.

Vibe has a story on "the battle for J Dilla's legacy." Alan Sepinwall talked at length with Diablo Cody about her new Showtime series, The United States of Tara.

USA Today has a Lost feature.

Finally, here is Friendly Fires' new video for "Skeleton Boy."