Tom Coates explains rather well why David Blaine isn’t going down too well over here:
So why is he hated? It’s not because he’s American and it’s not because the British are evil. Fundamentally, simply, basically, finally he’s just hated because he’s a twat.
On a more positive note: As part of a forth coming series on the Elements of Web Design, Whitespace has redesigned to an even more pared down look (and elegantly so). September has produced some superb posts on advanced CSS, Web business and Web design.