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All Clear: No art-related casualties following Hurricane Irene have been reported, aside from the early cancellation of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial dedication. It’s been postponed to September or October.

It’s an 8.7: Pitchfork redesigned their website. It’s very neutral, very clean, and makes it easy to get to all the lists—best of, staff picks, 8.0+ reviews—you could ever want.

Beyonspawn: The VMAs happened last night, but who won what is irrelevant. Beyonce stole everyone’s thunder by announcing she’s having Jay-Z‘s baby.

Today on Arts Desk: A postmortem of Cherry Red, following The Aristocrats!