Compiled by Ryan

The links:

-NBC has released their fall schedule, complete with the return of Thursday night SNL Updates and the fantastic-looking Community.

NYT Magazine has a long and quite good feature about Conan and The Tonight Show.

-I heard an interesting piece on NPR this week about how primetime shows are pushing the traditional sex-on-television boundaries; you can listen to it here.

-It’s pretty inexplicable, but Sofia Coppola has former Jackass star Chris Pontius playing a big role in her upcoming flim.

Ben Stiller spoke this week about the long-rumored Zoolander follow-up.

-Michael Moore’s documentary about the economy will be released October 2nd.

URLesque had a fun feature—“The Most Inappropriate Wedding Songs Immortalized on YouTube.”

The YouTube highlights:

Here’s Jimmy Kimmel’s much-talked-about act from this week’s ABC uprfonts:

New music spotlight:

Jeremy EnigkOK Bear

Jeremy Enigk was the leadman for the highly-influential Seattle band Sunny Day Real Estate.  He’s been putting out solo albums for a few years now, but his new one, OK Bear, draws more on his SDRE days than his previous outings.  The production is wide open and there’s none of the orchestration that marked 2006’s Word Waits.  It’s not groundbreaking, but it is good:

Jeremy Enigk – “Mind Idea” from OK Bear, out now on Lewis Hollow

Passion PitManners

The latest in a new wave of indie electro-pop, Passion Pit stand out thanks in large part to the vocals of Michael Angelakos.  His unique voice gives Passion Pit a recognizability that many of their peers lack in a genre where bands struggle to stand apart from their peers:

Passion Pit – “The Reeling” from Manners, out now on Frenchkiss Records