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  1. the industry
    The Hold Steady Prep Their Very Own Rock DocPlus, Pacino does Shakespeare.
  2. news reel
    Errol Morris on Why He Uses Reenactments in His Abu Ghraib DocumentaryPlus: How long did Morris have to wait for Lynndie England to get out of jail before he could interview her?
  3. tube junkie
    Where Have You Heard Jason Castro’s ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ Before?From the 600-pound Hawaiian guy who sang it first, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole.
  4. overnights
    ‘American Idol’: One Percent InspirationLast night, the Idol finalists sang “inspirational music.” Also, Sindbad was there!
  5. tube junkie
    David Archuleta Has Been Singing ‘Angels’ Flawlessly for YearsIs Idol’s greatest-ever contestant recycling his old material? Yes, and we have YouTube evidence to prove it!
  6. kudos
    The Tony Awards: Exactly Like the NBA’s Western ConferenceFinally, someone finds a way to speak to these convergent fan bases!
  7. right-click
    Conor Oberst Sings Part of ‘Thunder Road’Plus: New music from 50 Cent and the National!
  8. tube junkie
    ‘Lost’ Characters Agree: ‘Lost’ Is ConfusingSome clever video-editing nerd has created a pretty excellent montage of Lost characters wondering what, exactly, is going on.
  9. art candy
    Marcel Dzama Finally Gets a Little BloodyIncreasingly, Dzama’s subjects are war, greed, anger; his tone macabre even if whimsical.
  10. chat room
    Dancer Jock Soto Looks Back on a Life in Tights (and Fishnets)“I’d been dancing in a strip mall outside Phoenix. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into.”
  11. backlash
    Will Charges of Inaccuracy Bring Down ‘Bringing Down the House’?Ben Mezrich’s MIT card-counting thriller is now the latest nonfiction book to come under scrutiny by people who think “nonfiction” means “true.”
  12. quote machine
    Keith Richards Revives Film CriticismPlus: Thomas Haden Church on the gift of ‘Wings’.
  13. the best part
    What’s the Best Part of the Epic George Clooney Profile in ‘The New Yorker’?Well, we’ve been reading since yesterday morning, and we’ve got a bunch of ‘em!
  14. apropos of nothing
    Oliver Stone’s Bush Biopic Will Be the Comedy Hit of 2009Are we finally getting a movie version of ‘That’s My Bush!’? It sure looks like it!
  15. ranters and ravers
    The Critic Is Dead, Says CriticWhile Patrick Goldstein makes a number of excellent points about the changing role of criticism in American culture, his essay suffers from its anticlimactic conclusion.
  16. chat room
    ‘Lost’ and ‘Y: The Last Man’ Writer Brian K. Vaughan on Comics, Time Travel, and the Dharma SharkSo is there time travel in this season of Lost or not?
  17. apropos of nothing
    Meet Qtrax, Digital Music’s Latest Non-Threat to iTunesMaking its online debut today is Qtrax, a free, ad-supported, peer-to-peer service with a song catalog to rival Apple’s iTunes. Too bad it’s terrible in almost every way!
  18. overnights
    ‘The Wire’: Burrell Bites the Dust; McNulty Takes a Bite Out of Crime“He was in the glee club. Stone stupid.”
  19. fauxbit
    Proposition Joe, East Baltimore Drug Kingpin, Is Dead“You cross me, I’m a snake. But on a straight-up proposition, with a handshake? My word is my bond.”
  20. kudos
    Coen Brothers Win DGA Award — Is ‘No Country’ a Lock for Best Picture?Probably!
  21. the industry
    Marion Cotillard Gets a Date With Johnny DeppPlus industry news on Beyoncé, Robert Redford, and Gnarls Barkley.