We realize here's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why The Atlantic Wire is unveiling a new late afternoon feature highlighting the day's video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today: The new Wilco video arrives with added context, Tom Wolfe (almost) rides a zipline, and Barbara Streisand stars in a truly bizarre Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom outtake.
- Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy tells The Atlantic that the lyrics for the band's new single "Born Alone" came from reassembling the words to Emily Dickinson poems. The song's music video looks like it was assembled from old tour photo albums. And it works. [The Atlantic]
- On the one hand, a sketch where famous authors read from their books while ziplining across a gorge is the kind of brainy conceptual idea that only Conan O'Brien could devise. But why not rope in actual authors for the stunt? The soundalikes for Tom Wolfe, Joyce Carol Oates, and Maya Angelou did well enough last night, but it's no substitute for the realism that comes from knowing that's Gay Talese or Richard Russo up there.[TBS]