10/17: Morning Communique
CITY PAGES BLOGS
Steve Monaco is moving back to Des Moines. Thankfully, you can still find him at Couch Pundit.
Concert tickets, magazine ads, and cereal packets could feature interactive moving graphics by 2007, according to a German electronics giant.
As Kiwis prepare to crown the next New Zealand Idol, ratings suggest the pop star reality show isn't maintaining the popularity of its American counterpart.
The Netherlands is likely to become the first country in Europe to ban the burka, under government proposals that would bring in some of the toughest curbs on Muslim clothing in the world.
MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY
Jon's a college student preparing for another Northern Minnesota winter. Stop by and visit him at Duluth's Waves of Gay.
Real Americans answer the age-old question: Who should we bomb next?
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
"It may be as simple as putting a picture of your partner on your desk at work, sharing your personal story with your boss, or speaking up when someone says something anti-gay. For others, it may be as difficult as offering a letter of resignation instead of implementing or assisting with an anti-gay campaign strategy. For many conservatives, coming out will come with real and profound sacrifice."
-- Patrick Guerrerio, head of the Log Cabin Republicans, encouraging his fellow gay Republicans to out themselves
"There is no amount of money that anybody could offer me to do Spider-Man 3. I would sooner go back to bussing tables."
-- Movie composer Danny Elfman, on the dissolution of his working and personal relationships with director Sam Raimi after 15 years and five movies