An awesome Google Doodle; 'Idol's' evolution; and Chris Brown can't get out of his own way

Posted by PATRICK DONOHUE on May 8, 2013 

Buy a limited-edition Beastie Boys watch to build Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn.

Vampire Weekend's new record, "Modern Vampires of the City" is streaming on iTunes.

The New York Times' Heather Havrilesky writes about the evolution of "American Idol" as personified by the ongoing quarrel between judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj.

Speaking of the Times and "Idol," the paper's 6th Floor Blog has a list of the top 5 most talented contestants of all-time

Chris Brown confirms his breakup with Rihanna as only Chris Brown can.

The New York Times story about how data and statistics is impacting filmmaking and screenwriting has Hollywood abuzz.

The Atlantic has a story about F. Scott Fitzgerald's tense and tumultuous relationship with Hollywood.

The Savannah Morning News has a behind-the-scenes look at Cirque du Soleil's "Quidam," which is in town this week.

Copenhagen's Nordic Food Lab is partnering with the Danish brewery Carlsberg to craft its own beer. As you might expect, some of the flavor combinations will be ... interesting. How does a beer infused with pulverized bee larvae sound?

The New York Times has a story about a growing culinary movement in rust belt cities like Detroit, Akron and Cleveland.

Wired is reporting that one-third of U.S. honey bee colonies died last winter.

A musician you should know: Charleston City Paper profiles Luke Winslow-King who is playing the Lowcountry next week.

Lifehacker has a piece about how you're unknowingly embarrassing yourself online.

Does Yahoo! have its sights set on Hulu?

Esquire endorses donating to the Kickstarter for the "American Psycho" musical penned by Hilton Head Island native Duncan Sheik.

Gear Patrol has a list of the 10 best noise-cancelling headphones. And they ain't cheap.

New singles out today from Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

Today's Saul Bass-inspired Google Doodle made me really, really happy. 

The Lone Bellow released a new video today for their single, "Bleeding Out." We will have a Q&A with the band's frontman, Zach Williams, in tomorrow's Lowcountry Current.

 

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