Links for 2006-02-26

Romeo DJ jilted on air
POPULAR DJ Steffan La Touche was today the most embarrassed man in Coventry after proposing live on air in front of thousands of listeners.

Online Video Goes Mainstream, Sparking an Industry Land Grab
Start-Ups Such as Brightcove Challenge Google, Yahoo; A Problem for Old Media

SPIN’s New Orbit
Francisco-based publisher Tom Hartle hasn’t finalized a deal to buy Spin yet, but that doesn’t mean he’s not lining up his team.

Affirmative Action
Pop: New York punk hipsters Yeah Yeah Yeahs are back – and their new album might just be a pop classic. They talk to Lynsey Hansley.

Blimey, where’s my ticket?
Euan Ferguson tramps the party circuit, dodging bouncers and flour bombs to get to the bottom of the annual ritual that is London Fashion Week

‘Born Slippy was a greyhound we bet on’
Every song has a story behind it. Every songwriter has their own way of working. We asked 12 artists, from a legendary lyricist to a freelance hit-making team, how they created one of their classic tracks

Fashion’s Reality Star Faces the Real Thing
Tonight, Bravo gets sparks from that friction. "Project Jay," a special spun off from "Project Runway," follows one of these contest winners post-show, just at the point that the contest’s host — in this case, the rosy German model Heidi Klum — is dro

‘Caligula’ Gives a Toga Party (but No One’s Really Invited)
Last spring, Mr. Vezzoli, a 34-year-old artist from Milan lined up Benicio Del Toro, Helen Mirren and Karen Black, among others, to appear in a fake promotional short, "Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal’s ‘Caligula,’ " complete with togas by Donatella Ve

Clothes combat
He takes on the industry elite and looked a $100K gift horse in the mouth. Is Project Runway’s Jay McCarroll fashion’s new bad boy?