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Jul 15, 2011

Blog Notes: Entertainment Edition

Working as the blogger relations manager for PR Newswire, I come across my fair share of great blogs that cover a wide variety of subject matters and interests.   And as you might expect, some blogs are better than others. With that in mind and in an effort to highlight the better ones, I do my best to review one of these blogs every day. This week it feels a lot like summer to me. And in keeping with summer blockbusters, big outdoor concerts and the anticipation of the fall tv network lineups, I’ve decided to focus on entertainment and some of the great blogs that cover it. Here now is a brief roundup of some of the best entertainment blogs I’ve seen lately.

FilmDrunk pulls absolutely no punches when it comes to movies.  But it’s only cause they love movies so much. See how their tone shifts from excitement to disdain, and how ultimately they speak for the true movie fans in all of us. To read more, go to:

Referring to our love of the medium (and possibly how close we sit to the screens) Warming Glow is the blog about television, written by people who more than likely watch too much of it.  Still, good luck finding anyone who loves the medium more. To read more, go to:

Like its winged namesake, there’s not much Vulture  won’t pick apart. Be it books, theatre, art, movies, music or tv, this blog is going to circle around the whole of our cultural landscape and consider every medium of entertainment there is. To read more, go to:

If you love music, then you should be reading Pitchfork. See how what started as a hobby transitioned into the definitive word in music journalism. See how the blog’s reviews can crush a beloved band or catapult an unknown act into meteoric stardom. To read more, go to:

See how Gawker covers the entertainment industry (and truthfully just about everything else) with a good does of snark, speed and crowd-sourced vetting. All adding up to why it’s probably this manager of blogger relations all-time first favorite website. To read more, go to:

That’s all for now. In the meantime, if there’s a blog I should be reviewing, drop me a line or a note in the comments, and I’ll take a look. Until next time…

Author Tom Hynes is PR Newswire’s manager of blogger relations.

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