A weekly spin on the Web

By Noah Robischon
June 29, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT

DON’T LOOK NOW Windowsmedia.com isn’t out to offend anyone, but starting June 28 it’ll feature movies, music, and fashions that have been banned over the last 70 years. Product manager Geordie Wilson says the cuts, including Madonna’s ”Like a Prayer” video and the film Reefer Madness, are tame compared with submissions that the site rejects each day.

FISHY, FISHY, FISHY So you trolled for the 10 key codes that unlock the pictures, videos, and music on the Swordfish website (operationswordfish.com) and entered to win an SUV. Hope you had fun: Someone on Hackers.Com uncovered a URL listing most of the codes — and posted it back in April. The random-drawing contest continues until July 20.

SAY CREAM CHEESE The bagel cam isn’t stale yet: Countingdown.com slipped its catering-table Web video camera onto the L.A. set of Minority Report earlier this month to capture Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg snacking. The two also had a video exchange with Russell Crowe and Ron Howard on the Manhattan set of their flick, A Beautiful Mind.