Compiled by Ryan

The links:

-Perhaps the most interesting thing to happen to the late-night landscape would be a daily Oprah talk show.

-A friend pointed out how behind the game this NYT article about Conan’s web presence makes their team seem.  Choice quote, when talking about cross-promoting TV and Web: “We could be the first to bridge the gap, if we’re smart to engage it.”

-An upcoming Steve Carrel/Ryan Gosling film just added a former America’s Next Top Model contestant to what was an otherwise talented cast, including Emma Stone.

-Finally, in honor of opening day, the origin of all 30 major league teams’ nicknames.

New music spotlight:

Jakob Dylan Women + Country

Jakob Dylan’s 2008 solo album, Seeing Things, was one of my favorite listens the last few years, due in equal parts to the sparse production (by Rick Rubin) and the classically folk lyrics.  While Women + Country is a departure from that formula, it’s still an interesting album:

Jakob Dylan – “Nothing But the Whole Wide World,” from Women + Country, out now on Columbia