Remains of the Day: August: Osage County, Google, Silver Jews

Charles Isherwood wrote that August: Osage County is “the most exciting new American play Broadway has seen in years.”

Yessss! VH1’s Pop-Up Video TV series, featuring fun facts to know and tell about the artist or the making of the video, will be available online!

Can’t afford Sothebys prices? L Magazine has a handy guide for shopping for wall art without breaking your bank.

The Weekly Standard observes Google’s enemies battling them along the rocky road to digitizing 32 million books. “[I]f Google finds a way to realize its dreams, it’s unclear exactly how useful the Book Search would ever be for the average user. Is there value in seeing “snippets” of this or that text?”

David Berman’s The Silver Jews have put the finishing touches on their sixth album, Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea. The 10-song set is due in late April via Drag City. “It’s really different in that the songs have more epic settings. They are faux-heroic. Or rather foe-heroic,” said Mr. Berman.