“Andy Warhol Eats a Hamburger,” via YouTube. The artist famously claimed that “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” With global video-sharing websites like YouTube, anyone can now be famous, even if it’s only just for eating a hamburger.
YouTube celebrates its fifth birthday by asking celebrities like Conan O’Brien and Pedro Almodovar (as well as regular people) to pick their five favorite YouTube videos, via Wired. Google announced over the weekend that its daily viewership — more than two billion — beats that of network TV during primetime.
Funding for arts groups in New York may be cut by almost a third if a new proposed city budget is passed, via the New York Times.
Two men have been arrested for trying to burn down the home of Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, via the Washington Post. After depicting the prophet Muhammad as a dog, Vilks has been the target of an alleged murder plot and was attacked last week while giving a lecture in Uppsala.
Ronnie James Dio, the heavy metal legend who took over the helm of Black Sabbath as lead singer after Ozzy Osbourne, died Sunday at the age of 67, via the Los Angeles Times.
The Houston Chronicle laments the popular demise of the live concert album.