Compiled by Ryan

The links:

-There were some funny moments at Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards thanks to host Aziz Ansari, who has most of the videos on his blog.

-Though it’s poorly written, I enjoyed this piece on the writers’ room at Parks and Rec.

-Conan O’Brien stopped by Jack White’s Third Man Records in Nashville last night to record a live album on vinyl.

Guillermo Del Torro further explains the Hobbit situation to Variety.

-If you’re a fan of The Arcade Fire you should really read this passionate scene report from a show they played last week.

The YouTube highlights:

Skip to one minute in, watch the drummer, and enjoy (via @CKlosterman via @JonNatchez):

New music spotlight:

M.I.A. /\/\ /\ Y /\

It’s unclear if “Stepping Up” is from the upcoming M.I.A. album—it doesn’t appear on the tracklisting she announced on her website—or simply a throwaway track designed to keep the buzz going.  I really hope it’s on the album, because I enjoy much more than what the other songs floating around (“Born Free,” “XXXO”):

M.I.A. – “Stepping Up,” possibly from /\/\ /\ Y /\, out July 13 on N.E.E.T./Interscope/XL