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CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS

Learn more about Boulder-based DeVotchKa, performing at First Avenue tonight, in Chuck Terhark's City Planner at Culture To Go.

The first black male soloist at the Met Opera is remembered at Corpus Obscura.

THESE DAYS

Saudi Arabia has warned that it will sue global tobacco firms unless they pay the full cost of treating patients suffering from smoking-related illness.

Women talk almost three times as much as men, with the average woman chalking up 20,000 words in a day - 13,000 more than the average man.

Sixty-three-year-old comic book illustrator Dave Cockrum, who overhauled the X-Men comic and helped popularize Marvel Comics in the 1970s, died Saturday while wearing Superman pajamas and covered with his Batman blanket.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Professor Batty blogs on cooking in the dark, covert reconnaissance in Iceland, and tonsillectomy-as-childhood-trauma at Flippism Is The Key.

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TIME WASTERS

10 Things Your Casino Won't Tell You according to SmartMoney

World's Worst Superhero Names according to Wired

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"Look at what has happened to Miami. It has become a Third World country. You just pick it up and take it and move it someplace. You would never know you're in the United States of America. You would certainly say you're in a Third World country."

— Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO), co-chair of the bipartisan House Immigration Reform Caucus


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