At the End of the Day: Bunheads, Remembering Finn Hudson and Tim McCarver’s ‘Enter Sandman’

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Todd Van Der Werff demands the return of Bunheads (AV Club)

In defense of Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom and its self-righteousness (Esquire)

Remembering Finn Hudson, the character (The Atlantic)

How TV shows of the past have handled the deaths of actors (Pajiba)

During last night’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game, septuagenarian announcer Tim McCarver recited the lyrics to Metallica’s “Enter Sandman,” in tribute to Mariano Rivera (Fox)

Bruce Springsteen’s tribute to Amadou Diallo, “American Skin (41 Shots)” drew controversy back in 1999; at a show this week he dedicated it to Trayvon Martin (Buzzfeed)

Radiohead, a band that once gave away an album for free, has pulled its work from Spotify (The Verge)

Why Bravo’s Princesses: Long Island, the most anti-Semitic TV show in history, hasn’t spurred much of a backlash (Salon)

Beaker, Bunson Honeydew, and Other Fictional Characters Who Are Better at Science Than Jenny McCarthy (

An amusing list of fake heavy metal bands, including City Chicken, Loins of Steel and Bogwater (The Toast)

Reacting to the news of Keith Olbermann’s return, Tim Marchman knocks down the idea that ESPN ever had a “golden age” (Deadspin)

Always a highlight of every new “Fast and Furious” movie: Bill Simmons and Adam Carolla’s podcast dissection (Grantland)

Music’s strangest radio edits, not including that Kid Rock song that actually included the words “radio edit” (11 Points)

Patton Oswalt does a workmanlike dismantling of a Salon column that objected to one of his tweets (

David Lynch really hates “It’s a Small World,” probably because Angelo Badalamenti didn’t write it (AV Club)

A Republican Congressman reviews Jay-Z’s new album (The Daily Beast)

When it is and isn’t okay to use your phone at a movie (Pajiba)

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