7/13 Morning Communiqué
CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS
Diablo Cody is featured in the August issue of Playboy. Details at Culture To Go.
Check out Drunk Girls and Dissonant Toys, the artwork of Ben Moore and Telos, in our gallery section.
Governments could save thousands of lives by introducing a 'fat tax' on unhealthy foods, a group of Oxford University scientists reported in the journal Epidemiol Community Health.
Arizona lawmakers voted to enact new laws designed to stop the sale of anti-war T-shirts with the names of dead soldiers—a measure a veteran media lawyer says is "unconstitutional about three or four different ways."
MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY
Merlin's Rest is a newish bar and restaurant on Lake Street. Keep informed about single-malt Scotch tastings, folk jams, and kilt nights at their blog.
Can you tell the difference between a jam band fan and a member of the Taliban?
Aaron Schwarz has decided to change his name and wants the public's help. If he picks the name you offer, you get $25,000.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
"Frankly, Michael Moore is an example of why the health care system costs so much in this country. He clearly is one of the reasons that we have a very expensive system."
— Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who lost more than 110 pounds after being diagnosed with diabetes, admonishing the Sicko director for his obesity