If the internet were a neighborhood, these would be our favorite watering holes, bistros and hangouts. So come out for the night, and let us show you around…

For news with a satirical twist, check out the consistently hilarious The Onion.

Stay up-to-date on the goings-on of the animation industry at Animated Views.

For everything sex-related, check out Dan Savage’s voyeur-gasmic weekly column at The Stranger.

For movie reviews with a side of social commentary, visit Roger Ebert and James Berardinelli.

For episode-by-episode television reviews, subscribe to the A.V. Club’s TV Club. (Make sure to track down Todd VanDerWerff’s reviews; he is the Roger Ebert of television criticism.)

Resisting the urge to purchase the latest gadgets? Avoid entangling yourself in the CNET.