I've been playing around with ScreenBlast, an entertainment application/portal from Sony. Because I'm working on something similar (in a completely different context), I like the thing where you drag-and-drop clips for mixing your own episode of Dawson's Creek. No, seriously, I do. You can save your creations, and then send your remixes to people. Here's mine. (The final implementation sucks. I think there are five different popup windows to get it it.)
I don't live in New York (well, except when I flake/freak out every few years, and move there for a few months), but it's still worth linking to the Voice's new 100 Best and Cheapest Asian Restaurants. (Other worthwhile's in this week's Voice: Hong Kong Film Fest | Michaelangelo Matos On Moby | False 'Hood: Canal Street.)
From The Morning News: Guide to New York Jargon.
The winners of the Prix Ars Electronica 2002 awards were just announced. Scroll down to "Net Vision / Net Excellence" and you find Rhizome's Carnivore, They Rule, BotFighters, Logicaland, Minitasking, and DonnieDarko -- all sites linked from here at one time or another.
Slate.com goes so far as to call the new Wilco "techno-folk," which we haven't heard since the days of mid-period Beck.
Pitchfork has an interview with our own local version of techno-folk, The Fog, who's now on Ninja Tune and would be a stretch to compare to Wilco. For those familiar with his work, Broder comes off learned in this interview.
The record label where purported pipe-bomber Luke Helder recorded his album is now forced to defend itself.
The Chronicle of Higher Education has an interesting first-hand anonymous account of being a liberal arts prof and an alcoholic: "Addicted In Academe" (print it and read it at home). I don't agree with some of the intro, but the language is sparky and accurate.