It’s been a while so this could end up being epic.
Craig Robinson, Darryl on The Office, has been arrested and charged with possession of a shedload of drugs including meth and ecstacy.
Check out Jezebel’s ‘Pot Psychology’ this week, it’s deeply strange and funny.
Samm Levine has been cast in Tarantino’s Inglorious Bastards.
Here’s a Q&A with Shane Meadows, director of Somers Town and my film of last year, This Is England.
What’s the point in literary agents?
Here’s a primer on the career and works of Woody Allen. (Start with Annie Hall and Manhattan and work around)
Sonatine enters the New Cult Canon.
Here’s a list of thirty actor-directors.
The Wackness is dosing folks with nostalgia for early-90s hip hop.
Why do beach volleyball players keep patting each other on the arse?
Jackson Browne is suing John McCain.
Predictions on the future for China.
Iron Man’s deleted scene with Ghostface Killah.
Twilight is moving into the space left open by Harry Potter.
Here’s the trailer for 90210, the one with the old cast members.
Here’s fiction from Joshua Ferris, writer of the pretty-decent Then We Came To The End.
Flobots are bringing politically-conscious hip hop back to the charts, according to PopMatters.
Jerry Wexler has died at the age of 91.
Michael Phelps has won yet another bloody medal. Seven! Seven gold medals!! Wow.
Here’s what he listens to before jumping into the pond.
Rebecca Adlington has won her second for Blighty so massive well done to her.
The Riff has had a little listen to the new Verve.
‘Good Morning, Captain’, the piece de resistance of Slint, has been turned into a children’s book…
America is killing another overseas TV series, this time Australia’s Kath & Kim.
Check out Michael Hammett’s White Denim covers.
A conversation between Werner Herzog and Philippe Petit, the tightrope artist.
AC/DC in ‘fancy dress’ return for Reading.
Vote in the Drowned in Sound Pluto Prize, the alternative to the Mercury Music Prize.
The top 5 accordion rock songs.
Here’s an interview with mad genius Guy Maddin.
Here’s one with not-mad but still-genius Art Spiegelman.
Best ever music producers?
The ten fastest guitarists are…
Finally, the Criterion edition of Bottle Rocket has been announced and I can’t wait.