8/1 Morning Communiqué
CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS
Peter Schilling Jr. looks at the Twins' play-off picture at Balls.
Check out Jayme Halbritter's photos of the local all-ages scene in our gallery section.
After asking nearly 2,000 people why they'd had sex, psychologists at the University of Texas at Austin have assembled and categorized a total of 237 reasons.
The Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Base has come up with a money-making scheme that turns droppings from the endangered species into odor-free souvenirs ranging from bookmarks to Olympic-themed statues of the animals
MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY
MSP senior editor Adam Platt blogs about awkward grocery shopping experiences, the worst romantic songs of all time, and parenting at, appropriately enough, Adam Platt.
From Cracked.com: The 25 Worst Rapper Names of All Time
A clip of Mr. Rogers playing Donkey Kong
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
"As great as it is, it can be so much better."
— CKX Chairman Robert F.X. Sillerman, announcing a $250 million overhaul of Graceland to include a new visitors center bigger than a football field, a convention hotel, and high-tech museum displays