telling minor stories to avoid a major one

Linkdown: 8/12/10 by Barbecue Bros

Toy Story 3 has officially become the highest grossing Pixar movie ever, grossing over $895 million worldwide 

– Interviews with Scott Pilgrim director Edgar Wright and co-stars Jason Schwartzman and Anna Kendrick

Arcade Fire‘s latest album The Suburbs lands at number 1 on the Billboard charts, with 156,000 copies sold last week

Interview with Michael Emerson (Ben Linus) about the “Lost” Epilogue

– The final season of “Friday Night Lights” will premiere on October 27 on DirecTV (via Vulture)

Bon Iver might be collaborating with Kanye West…wait what?

– Broken West‘s frontman had a brief cameo on this past weekend’s episode of “Mad Men”

– New Radiohead song, “Giving Up the Ghost

Interview with the awesome Alison Brie (“Community,” “Mad Men”)

– Flavorwire: The Evolution of Teen TV Show Hangouts

Linkdown: 8/10/10 by Barbecue Bros

– Two lengthy recaps of Lollapalooza 2010 from AV Club and Pitchfork

– Spin has their own set of the best photos from the festival

– The latest AV Club Undercover has The Swell Season covering Neutral Milk Hotel‘s “Two Headed Boy”

– Vulture wonders which “Mad Men” character will drop acid first

– You can stream the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World soundtrack, which has songs by Black Lips, Broken Social Scene, Metric and more here (via Flavorwire)

Batman 3 could take place in New Orleans to take advantage of tax breaks offered by the state and local government

Weezer‘s upcoming album on Epitaph is entitled Hurley…and ridiculously features a photo of Hurley from “Lost” (Jorge Garcia) on the cover

– A new Andre 3000 song off a forthcoming mixtape (via Spin)

There might be a role for Jennifer Aniston in the “Arrested Development” movie…huh?

Linkdown: 8/4/10 by Barbecue Bros

– The name of the “Man In Black” from “Lost” is confirmed…and its Samuel

Some deets on the Spike Jonze/Arcade Fire sci-fi b-movie collaboration to The Suburbs

– TV critic Alan Sepinwall thinks that Fox’s upcoming show “Running Wilde” (created by and starring some of the “Arrested Development” team) can possibly turn its semi-lackluster pilot into a solid series

– “Louie” gets a well-deserved season 2

– Stereogum’s Premature Evaluation on the latest album from The Walkmen, entitled Lisbon

– An All Songs Considered blog entry on Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and their recent show in DC, where a fellow intern got to perform on stage with the band

Kings of Leon announce that their next album, Come Around Sundown, will be released on October 19

– Was the plot of Inception lifted from an Uncle Scrooge comic book?

A geographically accurate “Lost” map by Barbecue Bros
June 16, 2010, 12:30 pm
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Oh hey, remember “Lost?” Here’s an interesting map of the island created by a real life cartographer.

(via io9 via Vulture)

Linkdown: 5/27/10 by Barbecue Bros

Interview with Band of Horses singer Ben Bridwell

The latest flop examined by AV Club is Ricky Gervais’ The Invention of Lying, “[o]ne of the most promising, inspired, and disappointing comedies of recent years”

Details on the 12-14 “Lost” epilogue to be included on the complete series dvd set

“Dexter” gets a new cast member for season 5 in Julia Stiles

– Cinematical: Have Movie Titles Become Too Long?

– The new Arcade Fire album The Suburbs will be released in August

– EW: David Sedaris lends his support to National Audiobook Month

– Albums from LCD Soundsystem, The Black Keys, and Band of Horses all wind up in the Billboard top ten for last week

Linkdown: 5/24/10 “Lost” finale edition by Barbecue Bros
May 24, 2010, 10:41 am
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Here’s a bunch of articles I’ve read to help form my own opinion on a moving finale that I loved immediately and am only appreciating more after taking in the following recaps, quick takes, etc.

–  AV Club’s comprehensive finale recap that takes a look at the finale episode, the season as a whole and the series as a whole; one of the better perspectives on the series that I’ve read in a while

– Doc Jensen’s insta-reaction on the finale, with his full recap to come later today

– EW TV critic Ken Tucker’s take on the finale

– Speakeasy’s theory on how to explain the ending

– Vulture has the video from the three “Lost”-themed Target ads from last night

– TV critic Alan Sepinwall’s take on the finale

Another TV critic’s take, this time from Time’s James Poniewozik

– The early ratings are “solid, not spectacular” with a 9.0 rating

Poster Art: I’m With Jacob by Barbecue Bros
May 18, 2010, 10:16 am
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A Team CoCo-inspired “Lost” poster. More posters (not CoCo-related) can be found at

(via Slashfilm)