Monday, February 13, 2012


feb 13
  • The year’s show also demonstrated the Grammys’ recognition of how much electronic dance music has taken over pop. New York Times, Arts
  • For two weeks, she joined six other residents at Beth Abraham Health Services in a collaboration with seven chamber music players from Carnegie Hall â ? New York Times, NY Region
  • Adele won every award she was nominated for, including record of the year, song of the year and best short form music video for Rolling In The Deep. BBC Top Stories
  • Soul singer Adele has triumphed in her return to music 's stage, scooping six Grammys and winning every category in which she was nominated including album of the year for 21 and best record with Rolling In the Deep. Guardian World
  • The Grammys have responded to fans who were concerned that “Soul Train” host Don Cornelius and music icon Etta James were missing from the “in memoriam” segment at the awards show on Sunday night. MSNBC Entertainment
  • 12:05 Not music to our ears: Eviction of Occupy Nashville finally coming this Thursday.... Harvard re-occupied (in honor of Jeremy Lin?)... The Nation Blogs
  • And it is not because of nonstop techno music or scantily clad fire dancers, either. New York Times, Arts
  • The music world has been remembering the life and career of singer Whitney Houston at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. BBC Entertainment
  • Ten years ago these companies were major technology innovators, the creators or leading developers of many electronic products and trend-setting devices such as televisions, digital cameras, portable music players and games consoles. Reuters Media
  • There is a hole in the sky and void in the music world. Huffington Post Full Feed
  • Music luminaries in the audience respond with a standing ovation CNN Most Popular
  • RIP Whitney, we love you very much and your music will continue to inspire us for many generations to come. CTV News Latest
  • Sunday, February 12, 2012

    Whitney Houston

    feb 12
  • Jennifer Hudson will pay tribute to her idol, Whitney Houston, at Sunday 's Grammy Awards. Huffington Post Full Feed
  • Like Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday, Richard Pryor, Don Cornelius, Kurt Kobain, the painter Francis Bacon -- and countless others -- Whitney Houston died from a broken heart. Huffington Post Full Feed
  • LOS ANGELES -- Whitney Houston 's last days were spent surrounded by family, catching up with old friends and doing a bit of what she was best known for: singing. Huffington Post Full Feed
  • On Saturday afternoon a text appeared on my cell phone that read, " Whitney Houston died. Huffington Post Full Feed
  • It feels odd and almost wrong to write about anything other than Whitney Houston right now. Entertainment Weekly Headlines
  • Whitney Houston had been partying heavily at a pre-Grammy party on Thursday night BBC Top Stories
  • Whitney Houston accepts the Winner of The International Favorite Artist Award at the American Music Awards. Rolling Stone All News
  • It was a surreal scene: Whitney Houston had died at the Beverly Hilton, and hours later and a few floors below, her life was being celebrated at the event where her career was launched. Seattle Times full feed
  • Â Whitney Houston 's last days were spent surrounded by family, catching up with old friends and doing a bit of what she was best known for: singing. Fox News Entertainment
  • Whitney Houston performs during the 21st annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium Feb. 7, 1994 in Los Angeles. VOA News
  • The Queen of Pop, singer Whitney Houston, died Saturday. CTV News Latest
  • The tragic death of Whitney Houston brought to mind a conversation I had with her mom twenty years ago. Daily Beast Blogs and Stories
  • Saturday, February 11, 2012


    feb 11

  • The first lady told the children at the taping that when it comes to healthy school lunches, “everybody wins.” NYTimes Front Page
  • Dennis the Menace has been locked up, accused of stealing the mayor 's gold chain, and so Minnie the Minx and the Bash Street Kids have come to the Guardian to see if we 'll launch a campaign to help clear Dennis 's name. Guardian Culture
  • The news comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the CNN Top Stories
  • The moves come four days after rival Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum swept contests in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado. CNN Politics
  • News of the compromise came after days of escalating partisan and ideological rhetoric over the divisive issue. CNN Politics
  • " They 're three years old, and they keep coming up. Reuters Most Read
  • Coming mostly from the mountain ranges in China, the colouring gave pandas cover against the snow and rock background. CTV News World
  • Kids come out, they have fun. NPR News Headlines
  • Some of the fiercest criticism has come from Catholic Church leaders. NPR News Headlines
  • " One theme that keeps coming up is that no one should ever, ever give up hope on love, " Isay tells NPR 's Scott Simon. NPR Arts and Culture
  • ? His expiration date was coming up, â ? ? New York Times, Sports
  • " No-one has come to me - and I am from his direct line! BBC World
  • Lin

    Feb 11
  • It helps that Lin plays for a terminally dysfunctional organization, desperate for some good vibes. CNN Sports
  • But four games do not a career make, no matter how much The New York Times and everyone else gush over the 23-year-old Lin, who is Asian-American. Newsweek All Latest
  • Since the 1985-86 season, 41 players have had such a streak in addition to Lin. NYTimes Front Page
  • Since the 1985-86 season, 41 players have had such a streak in addition to Lin. New York Times, Sports
  • Lin scored a career-high 38 points Friday night to lead the Knicks to a 92-85 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. Huffington Post Full Feed
  • Lin stunned crowds when he went from the bench to starting point guard and scored 25 points for a Knicks ' victory last Saturday. Huffington Post Full Feed
  • Wednesday, February 08, 2012


    feb 8
  • On Tuesday, Santorum beat Romney by nearly 30 percentage points in Minnesota and by 5 points in Colorado, both states that Romney won in 2008. LA Times Politics
  • There were no exit polls in Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado, and very little polling in advance of last night's voting. Washington Post Politics
  • The late-night win capped off a hat trick for Santorum, who won the Missouri primary and the Minnesota caucuses earlier in the night. Washington Post Politics
  • One day after Rick Santorum’s three-state sweep in Colorado, Missouri and Minnesota, his GOP rival, Mitt Romney is going on offense – against Newt Gingrich. Washington Post Politics
  • Santorum won caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado, as well as a nonbinding primary in Missouri to energize his campaign and raise questions about front-runner Mitt Romney 's ability to attract broad conservative support. CNN Politics
  • And that happened again last night with Rick Santorum sweeping the contests in Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri. MSNBC Politics
  • “It must be a lot more fun believing in something than campaigning for nothing.” -- Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, celebrating with his supporters a second-place finish in the presidential straw poll held during Minnesota precinct caucuses. Fox News Politics
  • California, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Hampshire and Michigan, have passed laws requiring private employers to provide at least some accommodations. ABC News Money
  • " Santorum revives campaign with wins in Colorado, Missouri and Minnesota, " announces the headline in The Washington Post. NPR Opinion
  • The most striking thing about his dismal, third place finish in the Minnesota caucuses isn’t the contrast with his big win in Florida just one week ago; it’s the inexplicable collapse of his Gopher State standing since his triumphant finish in the same venue four years ago. Daily Beast Blogs and Stories
  • In Minnesota, a state which Mr. Romney carried easily in 2008, he has so far failed to win a single county — and got just 17 percent of the vote. NYTimes Front Page
  • According to the company, the sandwiches may contain eggs that were part of a previous recall from Michael Foods in Minnesota. Huffington Post Full Feed
  • Tuesday, February 07, 2012


    feb 7
  • Everyone thought a lot of her. BBC Top Stories
  • We have computers now, everyone. Washington Post National
  • Everyone knows that Governor Romney’s top-down, government-run mandated health insurance plan was the basis of ObamaCare. Washington Post Opinions
  • This weekend, during an interview with Bloomberg TV’s Al Hunt, Michele Bachmann emitted several of the pronouncements that so endeared her to the commenting public and so bewildered everyone else. Washington Post Opinions
  • Once the other judges figure out its a duo, everyone spins around to check out the happy couple. Washington Post Entertainment
  • " I 'm sorry to everyone I 've hurt, " he is heard saying. Seattle Times full feed
  • Britain 's attorney general said Tuesday he understands why the government is angry about a court 's decision to release an extremist cleric described as one of Europe 's leading al-Qaida operatives on bail but that authorities must follow the rule of law with everyone. Seattle Times full feed
  • "I 'm sorry to everyone I 've hurt." CNN U.S.
  • From the time your bags are checked at the airport to guards checking your car at your hotel, everyone's senses are heightened. CNN Travel
  • Not everyone agrees. CNN Travel
  • "She made a much bigger effort to say hello to nearly everyone, making rounds around the whole club before joining Jay-Z and guests in the VIP room," an onlooker tells Us. MSNBC Entertainment
  • Throwing a pie in someone's face is funny in America, not so much other places, and even here, not everyone sees the humor in wasting a perfectly good dessert. LA Times Commentary
  • Monday, February 06, 2012

    Super Bowl

    feb 6
  • Roundtable, has analyzed whether the Patriots put one over on the Giants in the final minute of the Super Bowl. New York Times, Sports
  • Fresh off a Super Bowl victory, New York is getting ready to honor its sports heroes with a ticker-tape parade in Lower Manhattan â ? ? Huffington Post Full Feed
  • The cast of " Parks and Recreation " in NBC 's Super Bowl commercial. Huffington Post Full Feed
  • A coalition of black ministers in Detroit called Monday for U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra to apologize for his Super Bowl ad featuring a young Asian woman speaking broken English to describe the impact of the Democratic incumbent 's economic policies. Huffington Post Full Feed
  • ? s Super Bowl halftime show ended with Madge disappearing in a puff of smoke like someone dropped a house on her sister. NY Observer Daily Transom
  • flipped a bird and used a clearly audible profanity, which, somehow, the bleepers in charge of bleeping failed to bleep, because who could possibly imagine that a rapper during a Super Bowl halftime show would try to get some instant notoriety by going off script and being vulgar ? Washington Post Opinions
  • ? s Super Bowl matchup between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots, an average of 10,000 people â ? ? Washington Post Technology
  • The NFL and a major television network are apologizing for another Super Bowl halftime show. Seattle Times full feed
  • A coalition of black ministers in Detroit called Monday for U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra to apologize for his Super Bowl ad featuring a young Asian woman speaking broken English to describe the impact of the Democratic incumbent 's economic policies. Seattle Times full feed
  • ? s rough week â ? ¦ He trails Obama by six points ( 51 % -45 % ) in new WaPo/ABC poll â ? ¦ On contraception and the Catholic vote â ? ¦ On those Super Bowl car ads â ? ¦ Gingrich â ? MSNBC Politics
  • Bill Belichick may have made one of the gutsiest calls in Super Bowl history: instructing his defense to allow the Giants to score the go-ahead touchdown with just a minute remaining. Slate
  • Forget Madonna - the most memorable moment of Sunday 's Super Bowl halftime show came when M.I.A. ABC News US
  • Giants

    feb 5
  • The Patriots lost to the Giants 21 - 17. Daily Beast Cheat Sheet
  • Roundtable, has analyzed whether the Patriots put one over on the Giants in the final minute of the Super Bowl. New York Times, Sports
  • After the parade, the Giants will be presented with the Keys to the City in a ceremony at City Hall. Huffington Post Full Feed
  • At its peak, the highest number of tweets per second reached 12,233 at the very end of the game when the Giants held on for a 21-17 win over New England. Washington Post Technology
  • The Giants ' Ahmad Bradshaw scores the game-winning touchown after the Patriots decided to let him score. Slate
  • This is Mayor James L. Cassella, across the river in East Rutherford, N.J., where the Giants actually play, never mind the “NY” on their helmets. New York Times, NY Region
  • In each of the Giants' four Super Bowl victories, they trailed at halftime (10-9 to Denver in Super Bowl XXI, 12-10 to Buffalo in Super Bowl XXV, 7-3 to New England in Super Bowl XLII, and 10-9 to New England in Super Bowl XLVI). New York Times, Sports
  • They wonder about Tom Brady’s plans to escape the Giants’ pass rush; about the Patriots’ questionable secondary defense against the Giants’ deep threats of Mario Manningham, Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz; about how a Giants team that finished the regular season a pathetic 9-7 stands a chance against the most dominant NFL team of the last decade. Wired Top Stories
  • Tom Coughlin says he has every intention of returning to coach the Giants next season. Seattle Times full feed
  • The 65-year-old Coughlin made NFL history on Sunday, becoming the oldest coach to win a Super Bowl by guiding the Giants to a 21-17 victory over New England for his second NFL championship in four years. Seattle Times full feed
  • When the Patriots took a timeout with 1:04 left in the game and the Giants on the six-yard line, there was a lot of discussion about what would happen on the next play. MSNBC Sports
  • Of course Bundchen failed to mention Brady 's brain freeze on his team 's first possession, when Brady threw a pass from his own end zone to nobody in particular, leading to an intentional grounding penalty, which led to a safety and the first points of the game for the Giants. Fox News Top Headlines
  • Sunday, February 05, 2012


    feb 5
  • Russia and China have handed Syria 's government a " licence to kill ", say opposition activists, after the two countries vetoed a UN resolution. BBC Top Stories
  • Russia drew Washington 's fury on Saturday when it vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria. Seattle Times full feed
  • Hamas officials say a senior member of the Palestinian militant group has left Syria because of the government 's crackdown on an uprising there. Seattle Times full feed
  • A few dozen Canadians of Syrian descent protested in front of Syria 's embassy in Ottawa, calling on the international community to intervene and end the violence in Syria. CBC Top Stories
  • Well of course Russia is going to veto any resolution on Syria, they support the President, Russia arms and sells Syria all of its military weapons, Army, Navy and Air Force and Russia does n't seem to have a problem with the Syrian President slaughtering and killing innocent unarmed civilians who want change from this brutal dictatorship. CTV News Latest
  • The Russian and Chinese veto of a U.N. resolution aimed at ending Syria 's bloodshed drew stinging criticism from Arab and Turkish officials on Sunday, and Tunisia 's prime minister said that cutting ties with the Syrian regime is the " least that we can do. Seattle Times full feed
  • Western nations have deplored the vetoing by Russia and China of a UN resolution condemning the crackdown in Syria on anti-government protests. BBC World
  • This image from amateur video made available by Shaam News Network on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, purports to show a wounded man being treated at a field hospital in Homs, Syria. ABC News World
  • Hamadi Jebali spoke at an annual gathering of security officials in Germany, where Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkul Karman also said Russia and China bear moral responsibility for killings in Syria and urged governments to expel Syrian ambassadors. ABC News World
  • US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has described as a " travesty " Russia and China 's veto of a UN resolution condemning Syria 's crackdown against anti-government protesters. BBC Top Stories
  • Clinton calls for ' friends of democratic Syria ' to unite against Bashar al-Assad Guardian World
  • Saturday, February 04, 2012


    Feb 3
  • Anti-Putin protests in Moscow may be grabbing international headlines, with another planned for Saturday, but the quiet workaday routines of Russia 's provinces tell a far different story. LA Times World News
  • The family was told there was a 50 percent chance Alannah would n't survive the procedure. Huffington Post Full Feed
  • " As her only child, I have a unique vision compared to anyone else walking this earth, " Kelly told us prior to the site 's relaunch. Huffington Post Full Feed
  • Colombian UN ambassador Nestor Osorio told journalists that talks would continue on Friday. BBC Top Stories
  • The Lancet 's editor, Richard Horton, told the BBC: " Right now we do n't actually have any reliable primary numbers for malaria deaths in some of the most malarious regions of the world, so what numbers we have come from estimates. BBC Top Stories
  • One told the programme " I feel much safer [ online ] than doing transactions in the real world. BBC Business
  • He told a trooper, " I 'm gon na be a police officer when I grow up. CNN Most Popular
  • " He learnt these skills himself, we had nothing to do with it, " Greta Vigren, the rabbit 's owner told The Local, an English language  website based in Sweden. MSNBC World
  • Gordie Howe’s son Marty admits that his famous father is dealing with memory loss and other issues, but tells Steve Ewen of the Vancouver Province that a Canadian Press story detailing the hockey legend’s supposed fight with dementia is “overblown.” MSNBC Sports
  • " That 's the dream, " Andreas Mershin, a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and co-author of a paper describing the process, told me. MSNBC Tech & Science
  • " Of course I worry that there will be a military conflict and that certain countries might seek to take matters into their own hands, " Clegg was quoted as telling The House Magazine, a British political journal. Fox News National
  • Brinker told cable TV news network MSNBC that Planned Parenthood had lost funding partly because existing programs did not meet Komen 's new standards. Reuters Health