11/10 Morning Communiqué

CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS

Why do older men have hair growing in their noses and ears? What was the Leaning Tower of Pisa for? You've got the questions and Cecil Adams is the man with the answers, as we welcome The Straight Dope to City Pages every Friday.

Check The Blotter throughout the day for continuing election coverage.

John Legend, the Alarmists, and Mac Lethal are just a few of the acts playing around town tonight. Check out Chuck Terhark's City Planner at Culture To Go for a complete itinerary.

THESE DAYS (RELIGIOUS OVERTONES EDITION)

The summer camp featured in the documentary "Jesus Camp," which includes scenes with disgraced preacher Ted Haggard, will shut down for at least several years because of negative reaction sparked by the film, according to the camp's director.

Gay leaders on Thursday cancelled a parade in Jerusalem amid security concerns and pressure from fundamentalist religious leaders who called such a public display in the holy city offensive.

A victory in the War on Christmas: Wal-Mart has told its employees that it's acceptable to once again greet shoppers by saying "Merry Christmas" this holiday season instead of the generic "Happy Holidays."

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

The Minnesota Daily riffs on K-Fed and Britney, Ryan and Reese, and other pop culture detritus at the recently-launched Holla Backlash.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

The Top 10 Most Disappointing Rock and Roll Offspring

The bumbling cops from Comedy Central bring the funny to Florida and the big screen in Reno 911! Miami

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"[The movie] might seem disparaging in relation to certain ethnic groups and religions."

— Vadim Ivanov, theatrical sales director at Twentieth Century Fox C.I.S., on why the Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography in Russia is refusing to allow Borat in the nation's movie theaters


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