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February 19, 2006


The Philadelphia Inquirer wonders if the Arctic Monkeys are "hip or hype" as it reviews the band's debut album.

The Washington Post profiles Pandora, the streaming "music discovery service."

Birmingham-Southern's annual writers conference has set its speakers and faculty for the March event, including poet Rita Dove and Alabama native Mark Childress.

Time Europe profiles EMI and the record label's embrace of digital music.

DFL is a blog that celebrates last-place finishes at the Olympics.

Daniel Johnston talks to the New York Times about his life in music.

"I never thought I'd make it with the music that much," he explained. "I thought I was going to be famous as a cartoonist. Even up to 1985, the year I got on MTV, I still thought that I was going to be a cartoonist."

In the New York Times, William Safire examines blogging terminology.

The Independent profiles author Margaret Atwood's LongPen invention for long distance booksignings.

"You don't have to be in the same room as someone to have a meaningful exchange," she (Atwood) said. "As I was whizzing around the United States on yet another demented book tour, getting up at four in the morning to catch planes, doing two cities a day, eating the Pringle food object out of the mini-bar at night as I crawled around on the hotel room floor, too tired even to phone room service, I thought, 'There must be a better way of doing this.'"

The Sunday Times lists the "top 10 cool Winter Olympic dudes."

The Baltimore Sun examines the connection between athletes and their iPods, calling it "a sponsorship waiting to happen."


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