4/19 Morning Communiqué
CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS
Stephen Litel offers a post mortem on another disappointing Timberwolves season at Balls.
We remember the first Navajo medical officer at Corpus Obscurum.
Download free MP3s from local artists such as Malachi Constant, Chris Koza, the Slats, Cloud Cult, and more at Music To Go.
The Oklahoma Legislature has cleared the way for the watermelon to become the official state vegetable.
A plan to sedate more than 300 horses stabled at a Belgrade racetrack to keep them calm during a Rolling Stones concert has enraged Serb animal lovers who are lobbying to have the show moved to another venue.
MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY
City Pages contributor Jessica Hopper blogs about bathing baby polar bears, the new Spoon record, and the joys of forced-air heat at tinyluckygenius aka the Unicorn's tear.
From the co-writer of Sideways: An hour and a half gay joke starring Adam Sandler and Kevin James, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry. Yeah, this should go over well. The stereotypical Asian minister is also a nice touch.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
"A person's hairstyle and accessories are their personal business, but cab drivers must remember they are a window for China's capital."
— Beijing transport management bureau vice director Yao Kuo, discussing the ban on red hair and big earrings for female cab drivers in the run-up to next year's summer Olympic Games