Brooke has launched the second-to-last episode (#23) of Broken Saints. He says #24 is out in June.
City Pages has launched Babelogue, which I'll hereby declare the first alt-press blogging community. I like it, but some things confuse me: Is the front page a collection of posts or a blog itself? What kind of relationship does CP have to those "Freelance Webloggers"? Why doesn't Melissa Maerz post more? Since they've surprisingly landed Greil Marcus as a writer again, can they get him to do a blog?
The Times thinks Six Feet Under has jumped the shark. I've only see the first season (on DVD), and I'll say the show is both very brilliant and pompously irritating -- just like American Beauty. The most telling moment was the last episode, where one character has the gall to ask "Why do people have to die?" And, get this -- there's an answer. A serious answer, not a joke answer. When Nate replies "To make life more important," that's when this show jumped the shark.
Not to be outdone by Apple, now Microsoft wants Universal Music.
Bukowski: Nazi. That's probably less of a shocker than it should be.
Roger Ebert trashes Kiarostami's Ten.
I'm pissed I owe Kottke nothing.
Pick your story: General Motors Should Pay CNN For Hummer Placement | CNN Joins Attack On Iraq.
Obligatory Z Magazine Chomsky interview link.