Breakfast of Champions: 1/21

DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE

In observance of King's birthday, we have a post chronicling Five Songs About Martin Luther King and, in Over the Weekend, a live report from the MLK event at Babalu. Besides the Tru Ruts crew's performance at Babalu, Over the Weekend also includes bits about Bon Iver and the African Cup of Nations soccer tourney.

Two new photo slideshows from the past three days: one from the Best New Bands event at First Avenue and another with shots of the Twin Cities Music Expo, featuring Def Leppard cover band
Def Repplica.

Ben Polk's latest about Gopher hoops covers the close loss to Indiana.

Sarah Askari has a live report from the Parlor Suite's CD release show.

The latest episode of cPod contains an interview with Ward Rubrecht, author of "Superheroes in Real Life," with tidbits not mentioned in the article.

Two Republican legislators from our fair state remain among Congress' most vulnerable, reports Paul Demko.

Ron Paul plans a big fundraising push today to coincide with the Martin Luther King holiday. Bravo for life's little ironies. Paul is still outpolling Rudy Giuliani.

BRAIN CANDY

Think Martin Luther King's line about judging people according to the content of their character was an argument against affirmative action? Think again.

The lone juvenile charged as a result of last year's local Critical Mass event is no longer facing criminal sanction. That leaves four members of the pro-bike organization still on the hook.

If you're reading this in the morning, you're probably reading this with almost exactly one year to go in the Bush presidency.

Finally, apropos of nothing, take a look at the world's only blue-eyed koala.



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