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CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS

Britt Robson analyzes the Timberwolves' loss to the Rockets at Balls.

Paul Demko recently joined interim U.S. mens soccer coach Bob Bradley on a conference call. Bradley's thoughts on Claudio Reyna, Eddie Johnson, and Hugo Sanchez at Live Nude Weblog.

We remember I Love Lucy writer Bob Carroll Jr. at Corpus Obscurum.

We're happy to announce the release of our new Media Taster! The City Pages Media Taster lets you actually hear the great music you read about in City Pages—just launch, click, and listen. Simply download the Media Taster and you'll automatically receive a digital mixtape of music on a semi-regular basis (including free MP3s), legal and free of charge.

THESE DAYS

Thirty-eight million Americans live below the poverty line, and for the first time in history, more of America's poor are living in the suburbs than the cities—1.2 million more, according to a 2005 survey.

Roxy the Chihuahua survived hours in a freezer where burglars placed her because of her incessant barking.

The company that supplies Mars and Snickers candy bars to Britain will cease advertising in magazines and television programs intended for children under the age of 12 by the end of the year.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Created by Garrick Van Buren, Darrel Austin, Jen Bohmbach, and Chris Hadden, MNteractive features dozens of contributors discussing software, podcasting, information architecture, and other topics related to the internet and technology.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

An amazing photo of Comet McNaught caught between fireworks and a thunderstorm

Man-Boobs: The Website (I know, I know, more man-boobs. What can I say? They're huuuuge!)

Samuel L. Jackson chains Christina Ricci to his radiator to cure her of her immorality in Black Snake Moan.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"I know my alphabet. When I heard 'H' I was like, 'OK, I [is] next.' So, whew! I was so afraid we were going to skip over the I's."

— former Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin, on being voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last Saturday


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