4/17 Morning Communiqué

CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS

Peter S. Scholtes directs us to Brother Ali's latest video at Culture To Go.

Chris Ward reviews Cooking Mama: Cook Off for the Nintendo Wii, and finds it's pretty hot.

Just because it's Tuesday, doesn't mean you can't take part in the Monday Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit.

We remember the first actor to play British spy James Bond at Corpus Obscurum.

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

A Dutch police station trying to help Muslim detainees face Mecca for their prayers painted arrows in cells pointing in the wrong direction.

A new survey by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press reveals that respondents who seemed to know the most were likely to be viewers of fake news programs like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report; those who knew the least watched network morning news programs, Fox News, or local television news.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

JimG has popped back in, after a bit of an absence, to blog about his mom, his work, and a lab/spaniel mix he's currently coveting at One Gay at a Time.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

The Boston Phoenix tallies the 100 Unsexiest Men of 2007

From Grindhouse to Toys R Us: Quentin Tarantino's Rapist #1 action figure

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"I didn't care for my name... especially after my father told me that he named me after Bruce Wayne, playboy-millionaire."

— actor Bruce Willis, to David Letterman on the Late Show, on his 13-year-old daughter Talullah's decision to legally change her crappy first name to Lula

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