The week's top news tweets.
A Tumblr blog surfaced today with a short and simple message: "I will post pictures of Muslims wearing all sorts of things in an attempt to refute that there is such a thing as 'Muslim garb' or a Muslim look."
New war logs have been released by the Web site Wikileaks, which claim 15,000 Iraqi deaths not previously reported. Nearly 400,000 classified documents detail prisoner abuse, civilian deaths and Iran aid to Iraqi militias.
What would "defunding" mean for NPR?
Gordon Pinsent, a Canadian comedian, took on Justin Bieber's memoir during his television show "This House Has 22 Minutes."
President Obama makes a video for the 'It Gets Better Project' started by Dan Savage. What does the 'It Gets Better' project mean to you?
Today marks INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY. CELEBRATE.
A cholera outbreak has been reported in Haiti.
The latest stand-out ad making the campaign circles is "Chinese Professor," set in "Beijing, China 2030 AD." It's reminiscent of the Hitler remix meme.
YouTube Play has paired YouTube with the Guggenheim Museum for an interactive festival.
A Fort Worth city council member giving a live "It Gets Better" speech in the middle of a council meeting. Joel Burns speaks about an abusive experience in high school, a fraught relationship with his southern father, and then how rich his life became once he got through the difficult times.
Participate in this experiment (a very unscientific study in digital breadcrumbs, if you will) and we'll round up some of the most creative responses, Post Secret style. Use #digitalbreadcrumbs to send us your short thoughts about social media overload on Twitter.
Why are journalists like Juan Williams losing their jobs for airing their opinions?
Guccione was a seminary school dropout who revolutionized the adult entertainment industry in the late 1960s as the publisher of Penthouse magazine.
In a send up of social media taking over journalism, a Dallas-based Fox News affiliate decided to create a funny, little parody of journalists who try to balance reportage with Twitter, Facebook, Skype, and all the other social media accouterments.
What's your favorite scary movie?
A Microsoft researcher found the same glitch responsible for the privacy breaches in the apps leak could let advertisers know a users sexual orientation.
Reporters Without Borders, the Journalism watchdog group, released its Press Freedom Index for 2010, tracking media freedom across 178 different countries.
Sex.com The domain name just sold for $13 million, the BBC reports. The sale will be finalized Oct. 27, pending approval by a bankruptcy court.
Dizzy Gillespie would have been 93 today. Google honored his birthday with a doodle.
Social media mockery + a Michael Jackson beat + Jheri curls = Viral magic
(Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters). Rudyard Kipling was right all along, it seems. In one of his "Just So Stories," Kipling suggested the leopard got its spots because the animal moved to an environment " 'sclusively full of trees and bushes...
The "It Gets Better" campaign and the campaign against the "don't ask, don't tell" policy have coalesced on a nationwide "Spirit Day," where people wear purple and change their Twitter and Facebook avatars "in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools."
The 2011 TED prize goes to international street artist JR.
Jimmy McMillan and Andrew Cuomo take on starring roles in the animated film "Up," thanks to the advertising agency Get Whirled.
A Virginia history book has a passage many historians find slightly untenable: Thousands of African Americans fought for the South during the Civil War -- a claim often made by groups seeking to play down slavery's role as a cause of the conflict.
Robin Henderson is the proud owner of the world's longest domestic cat. The Maine coon cat named "Stewie" is 48 1/2 inches long from tip to tail.
The Pixies offer their fans a free music download.
The campaign to tell teenagers "It Gets Better," received a huge political backing today. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took to YouTube to address teen bullying and tells them: "Hang in there."
With Jim McMillian and Kristin Davis entertaining the New York governor's race, BlogPost takes a look back on the best fringe candidates.
The Chelsea Hotel is up for sale. Let's buy it.
A middle-aged mom raps about her angst with foreclosure.
Gene Weingarten has been nominated for the Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year.
The Ontario Science Center released a video of a unicorn, saying the footage was thought to be real. Then they admitted the whole thing was made up.
After a Wall Street Journal exposed privacy breaches in Facebook, Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas), co-chairmans of the House Bipartisan Privacy Caucus, sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair" video debuted yesterday and a mash-up with "Sesame Street" shows it for what it is: a proud tribute to a black girl's hair.
In what may be the only debate in the New York gubernatorial race, issues and politics took backseat to a black-gloved, mustached man running on a simple platform: the rent in New York is too damn high.
Ah, the 80s and that decade's crazy love affair with humans becoming cartoons. No one does it better, though than the Norwegian pop band, A-Ha, who took the No.1 on the US singles chart on this day, 25 years ago. Doesn't every girl want a man to reach out of the comic book for a finger-snapping, synthesizer-powered dance? No? Just me?
Gary L.Wenk, author of "Your Brain on Food" writes in Psychology Today that the brain needs a constant supply of sugar to produce energy and caffeine to stay alert.
The Daily Caller brought my attention to the heartbreak of a C-SPAN2 contributor who decided to bring his cheating ex's ways into the debate over young conservatives, while his ex said placidly beside him. It starts to get very awkward around minute 1:45. There's nothing quite like two incredibly cerebral academics battling it out in the name of love, libertarianism and ideological differences. Enjoy....
The Living Planet Report says human demands on natural resources have doubled in under 50 years and are now outstripping what the Earth can provide by more than half. If humanity carries on as it is in the use of resources, globally it will need the capacity of two Earths by 2030.
The strongest typhoon in years to buffet the Philippines knocked out communications and power as residents took shelter Monday, while flooding in Vietnam swept away a bus and 20 of its passengers, including a boy taken from his mother's grasp by the raging waters.
A man has the right to discipline his wife and children provided he does not leave physical marks, the Federal Supreme Court has ruled.
A food fight seems to be brewing. In North America and Europe, the past few months have seen simmering disputes over halal food products, a major part of Muslim life.
For the first time since their now-infamous walk-off, the hosts of "The View" addressed their fight with Bill O'Reilly.
The Vatican declares Homer Simpson a true Catholic.
Facebook finds itself in the center of a new privacy breach, revealed by the Wall Street Journal.
Merging the classical with the jazz, Wynton Marsalis is the artistic director of jazz at Lincoln Center, a controversial figure in the musical world and a darn good trumpeter. Today marks his 49th birthday.