5/9: Morning Communique

CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS

Harvard student/author Kaavya Viswanathan is feeling the heat over recent plagiarism allegations, and Diablo Cody revels in her comeuppance at the Pussy Ranch.

Peter S. Scholtes directs us to clips of Slug and Eyedea on the Wake Up Show at Complicated Fun.

The City Pages Store has reopened for business.

THESE DAYS

Roman Catholic Bishop John D'Arcy of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend has rebuked the new president of the University of Notre Dame for allowing campus performances of "The Vagina Monologues."

Apple has filed for patents for talking iPods and a graphical user interface using gestures.

Vaccine industry officials helped shape legislation behind the scenes that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist secretly amended into a bill to shield them from lawsuits, according to e-mails obtained by a public advocacy group.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Doug Williams provides American Idol updates, Buffalo wing poetry, and GOP politics at Bogus Gold.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

Golfing with Bobby Knight

Forget Snakes on a Plane: The Wayans brothers have concocted the most ridiculous movie this summer, as Marlon plays a short-statured thief pretending to be an orphaned baby in order to recover a stolen diamond from a suburban couple's (Shawn Wayans, Kerry Washington) home in Little Man.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"I don't see how spanking an employee can ever be seen as a motivator."

-- Tory Johnson, Good Morning America's workplace contributor, discussinng a jury's decision to award a California women $1.7 million after she was spanked in front of her employers


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