1. VSL readers flipped for the Baby Name Wizard Website. You too can see if your name has become passé with this handsome, user-friendly, interactive graph that tracks name popularity over the past century. Click here to check it out.
2. Our most popular DVD pick of the month was the 1969 French thriller Army of Shadows. Jean-Pierre Melville’s masterpiece — which will leave you breathless — didn’t make it to U.S. theaters till last year. And it’s now out on DVD. Click here to read the original VSL e-mail.
3. In a sign of these ever-evolving technological times, VSL subscribers were charmed by a one-a-day online offering of digitally crossbred songs. The Website The Hood Internet takes the art of music mashup to witty new heights by mixing hip-hop and emo indie rock. R. Kelly and Broken Social Scene? The Game with The Go! Team? It’s all here. Click here to explore.
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