Lunch Break Links: Kanye/Gaga, Letterman, all hail Kid A

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Pitchfork's favorite album of the decade is, unsurprisingly, Kid A. What else came close to topping their list?

The Kanye West/Lady Gaga tour has been canceled.

David Letterman revealed on his show last night that someone recently attempted to extort him by revealing his sexual affairs with various staff members on his show.

It's been a looooong time since America has had a No. 1 single not performed by Black Eyed Peas. But you know what? Those two chart-toppers are the best work that oft-annoying group has done in years.

AV Club interviewed Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg of Zombieland.

Is Facebook spying on your e-mail?

Pitchfork and Stereogum talked to members of Vampire Weekend about their upcoming sophomore album, Contra (and about the haterz).

A 2003 novel about Muslim punk rockers in America has spawned an entire real-life scene called Taqwacore.

Happy birthday, compact discs!

Jay Leno is killing the 11 p.m. news on NBC affiliates nationwide.

The Hold Steady's mustachioed keyboard player Franz Nicolay wrote a book.

Madonna is looking surprisingly good for her age.

We conclude with The xx performing "Islands" on Britain's Later with Jools Holland.