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The links:

Andrew Bird has announced an extended tour that finds him playing churches in Minneapolis (St. Mark’s Episcopal) and Chicago (Fourth Presbyterian).

Yeasayer have signed with Secretly Canadian and will release their second album, entitled ODD BLOOD, early next year.

-Of course Jack White gave a philosophy lecture in Dublin.

-The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn is teaming with Letterman scribe Tom Ruprecht to adapt Chuck Klosterman’s Fargo Rock City for the big screen.

Comedy Central has acquired the syndication rights to It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, an unusual move for FX, the cable channel that produces the show.

-Where you wondering what George Wendt was up to? I bet you were wondering what George Wendt was up to. Here’s what George Wendt is up to.

Time has a brief Q&A with Malcolm Gladwell.

Food, Inc. arrives on DVD in early November, and a friend passed along this link to the film’s highly-education and surprisingly-fun website.

New music spotlight:

Tegan and SaraSainthood

Everyone’s favorite Canadian twins look to continue their run of success that started with 2004’s So Jealous and peaked with 2007’s The ConSainthood is the duo’s fullest sounding record yet, employing a full band to fill out the post-punk infused pop of the Quinn twins:

Tegan and Sara – “Hell” from Sainthood, out October 27 on Sire