12/29: Morning Communique

CITY PAGES BLOGS

Britt Robson breaks down last night's Timberwolves game at Balls!

The poster for the Bubble Boy sequel, starring a certain sequestered president, is on display at American Idle.

Peter S. Scholtes delivers his Top 10 Albums and Top 10 Singles of 2005 at Complicated Fun.

THESE DAYS

Kurdish leaders have inserted more than 10,000 of their militia members into Iraqi army divisions in northern Iraq to lay the groundwork to swarm south, seize the oil-rich city of Kirkuk and possibly half of Mosul, Iraq's third-largest city, and secure the borders of an independent Kurdistan.

Calum McNeil and his colleagues at the University of Newcastle have created a gyroscopic disc less than 0.1 millimeters across that can be used to "weigh" proteins, which allows it to identify particular proteins produced by cancer cells.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

A new story every day can be found at the prolific Chuck Olsen's videoblog Minnesota Stories.

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TIME WASTERS

University of Michigan Professor Juan Cole posts his Top Ten Myths about Iraq in 2005

The Columbia Journalism Review's blog, CJR Daily, compiles the Five Great Stories You Didn't Read in 2005

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"Any girl who is interested must simply be born female and between the ages of 18 and 45. They must have an IQ above 130 and they must be honest. They must not have any clinical, psychological disorders... and a kind heart. Clearly beautiful - but beauty on the inside is more important - but no deformities, third legs, fifth nipples..."

-- John Lennon's 30-year-old son, Sean, looking for love in the New York Post

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