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by PopMatters Staff

24 Feb 2010

It seems everyone loves the xx these days, so it’s no surprise Sweden’s El Perro Del Mar covered one of their tunes recently at a gig in Brooklyn…

by PopMatters Staff

23 Feb 2010

(Western Vinyl)
Releasing: 23 February

01 To the Order of Night
02 Bowsprit
03 Winter Circle
04 Herons
05 Constellations
06 Steerage and the Lamp
07 Night Squall
08 On the Weight of Night
09 Palestrina

“Bowsprit” [MP3]

by McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)

23 Feb 2010

The following games are among those scheduled for release this week, according to

Feb. 22:

Endless Ocean: Blue World (Wii, rated E)

by John Lindstedt

23 Feb 2010

NBC’s original ad concept for announcing Jay Leno’s return to The Tonight Show involved a parody of Dallas: Jay Leno would be shown in the shower (a la J.R.), and his move to ten o’clock would be “all a dream.” The idea was nixed in favor of a far less interesting campaign, although audiences were thankfully spared the image of the “funnyman” in the shower. Instead, NBC’s promo shows Jay driving back to 11:30 in one of his choice vehicles, much similar to the ads they showed to announce his initial 10 o’clock move. NBC’s ad features the Beatles’s “Get Back”, which feature the lyrics, “get back to where you once belong.” Leno’s return to Tonight has proven controversial, however, especially among the tech savvy crowd. In the following clip, some prankster replaces “Get Back” with a song that more accurately expresses the sentiments of the internet community:

by John Lindstedt

22 Feb 2010

In Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, David Cross writes and stars as the title character stuck in corporate hell. The pilot, also starring Will Arnett and Spike Jonze, was produced for England’s Channel 4 and was recently picked up for a full season order. Thankfully, us Yanks can still catch the pilot on our side of the pond without worrying about ever escalating baggage fees:

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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