Elsewhere, 1/22


Heath Ledger was found dead in his apartment, possibly due to a drug overdose. He was 28 years old. Rest in peace. Cinematical and GreenCine Daily have begun posting retrospectives.

The 2008 Oscar nominations have been announced. Personally, I hope No Country For Old Men, Ratatouille, and There Will Be Blood (even though it hasn’t come to Lincoln yet) clean house.

PopMatters reviews Eric Matthews’ The Imagination Stage: “Matthews is an unusual figure in contemporary music, conservatory-trained but versed in 1960s and 1970s pop and film music, a solo composer and arranger who is nonetheless committed to live, organic sounds. Though it was created alone, The Imagination Stage is by no means a bedroom recording; it contains all the expansive possibilities of the studio, combined with the eccentric personal vision of the home-recording artist.” The Imagination Stage will be released by Empyrean Records on 1/22/08.

Portishead Announce First Tour in Forever. Of course, all of the dates are on the other side of the Atlantic.

The Library of Congress just released over 3000 vintage photos onto Flickr. More info here. Via

Has Internet Explorer Just Shot Itself in the Foot?: “No matter what great leaps forward the Internet Explorer team make from now on, the majority of developers won’t use them and the majority of users won’t see them. By doing this the Internet Explorer team may have created their own backwater, shot themselves in the foot and left themselves for dead. If this comes to pass, it couldn’t have happened to a more deserving browser.”

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