CSD headquarters is abuzz with excitement for the World Cup, which begins on Thursday. If you're not excited yet, these highlight videos of England's Wayne Rooney and Argentina's Lionel Messi will get you pumped.
The AV Club's go-to movie critics, Steven Hyden and Kyle Ryan, discuss the best music of the year so far. Not surprisingly, The National's High Violet and LCD Soundsystem's This Is Happening are leading the Album of the Year contest thus far, but they give a lot of time to dark horses like Dum Dum Girls.
The AV Club strikes again with a great Q & A feature on films that should be television shows and a great live-from-the-office performance by legendary British punk band The Wedding Present covers The Rolling Stones' "19th Nervous Breakdown."
In the New York Times, Jonathan Eig reviews Dirk Hayhurst and Doug Glanville's new memoirs of playing Major League Baseball.
Jeffrey Eugenides has a new short story in The New Yorker, entitled "Extreme Solitude."
Roger Ebert, the beloved dean of film critics, takes a big, steamy shit all over Sex and the City 2.
And, finally, on somewhat of a somber note, a sexy firefighter died in New York City this week. The Onion has his obituary.