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BlogPost: February 13, 2011 - February 19, 2011

♪♫ It might as well be spring

It feels like spring outside.

By Melissa Bell  | February 18, 2011; 5:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Behind the headlines: The Wisconsin protests and the impact on government employees

How has the recession affected African American federal employees?

By Melissa Bell  | February 18, 2011; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Baby destroys 'Las Palmas' (Video)

Drunk baby takes on Las Palmas bar.

By Melissa Bell  | February 18, 2011; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Wisconsin Democrats boycott vote; state troopers sent after absent senator

Wisconsin Democrats have gone missing.

By Melissa Bell  | February 18, 2011; 12:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Bahrain protests: Violence erupts, Twitter reports from on the ground

Follow reports from on the ground in Bahrain.

By Melissa Bell  | February 18, 2011; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Mean girls: What happens when they grow up, and other ruminations

What happens when mean girls grow up?

By Katie Rogers  | February 18, 2011; 10:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Facebook features that should have gotten a presidential veto

What Facebook features should President Obama change?

By Melissa Bell  | February 18, 2011; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Uganda elections start with millions coming out to vote (Photos)

Ugandan voters took to the polls Friday.

By Melissa Bell  | February 18, 2011; 8:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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♪♫ 'Lotus Flower' lets Thom Yorke gets his dance on (Video)

Radiohead's Thom Yorke is a dancer.

By Melissa Bell  | February 18, 2011; 8:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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♪♫ Britney Spears's 'Hold It Against Me' is full of skin, product placement (VIDEO)

I don't care what you think: I love Britney Spears. Not for her music. Not for her midriffs. Not for her weird self-fighting-self-in-stripper-shoes dance sequence. Not for her even odder hand accessories. And definitely not for her most obvious product-placement...

By Melissa Bell  | February 18, 2011; 7:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Wisconsin protests fill state capitol (Photos)

Protesters of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's bill to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers demonstrate in the rotunda at the State Capitol in Madison, Wis., Thursday. (Andy Manis/AP) For the past four days, thousands of public employees...

By Melissa Bell  | February 17, 2011; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Bahrain protests: the world tunes into small country

The small Middle Eastern nation of Bahrain is the latest country in the region to be engulfed in anti-government dmonstrations inspired by uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. But where, exactly, is Bahrain?

By Sam Sanders and Anup Kaphle  | February 17, 2011; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Solar flare 2011: Will the northern lights reach south?

Will the solar flare give us a great night light show?

By Melissa Bell  | February 17, 2011; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Watson computer's final answer: Humans are doomed?

Humankind is doomed.

By Melissa Bell  | February 17, 2011; 10:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Bahrain, the alleged Amish Bernie Madoff and the man who inspires revolutions

Morning Links.

By Melissa Bell  | February 17, 2011; 8:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Colbert takes on Huffington Post with the Colbuffington Re-Post (Video)

Colbert wants money for the Huffington Post.

By Melissa Bell  | February 17, 2011; 7:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A thank you to CBS reporter Lara Logan for letting her story be known

Lara Logan

By Melissa Bell  | February 16, 2011; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (70)
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Borders closing: find which stores will be shut (Map)

Which bookstores will be closing down?

By Michael Rosenwald  | February 16, 2011; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
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Scottish deerhound wins at Westminster; breed adoption likely to increase

Scottish deerhound likely will be in high demand thanks to the Westminster dog show.

By Melissa Bell  | February 16, 2011; 11:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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♪♫ Mick Jagger is the latest victim of the Twitter death hoax

"RIP Mick Jagger" scared people on Twitter this morning.

By Melissa Bell  | February 16, 2011; 9:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Borders bookstores: the final chapter?

Borders bookstore chain will shut around 200 stores.

By Melissa Bell  | February 16, 2011; 8:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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'@anywhere boosh' infiltrates Twitter

Have you been met by '@anywhere boosh'? Twitter's trying to fix it.

By Eric Athas  | February 15, 2011; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Valentine's Day, we just can't quit you (#postvday)

THIS IS NOT REALITY. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for L'Oreal Paris) We made it -- it is now the day after Valentine's Day. The world's most romantic 24 hours came and went with a flurry of teddy bears,...

By Katie Rogers  | February 15, 2011; 1:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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'This American Life' bursts Coca-Cola's bubble: What's in that original recipe, anyway?

"This American Life" reports that it has Coca Cola's original recipe. So, what's in it?

By Katie Rogers  | February 15, 2011; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Silvio Berlusconi: Italy's Prime Minister has a history of scandal

Tuesday, a judge ordered Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to stand trial on prostitution and abuse of power charges. This is not Berlusconi's first public misstep. We've rounded up a few of his more memorable gaffes throughout the years.

By Sam Sanders  | February 15, 2011; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Clinton's internet freedom speech: What should she say? (Live now)

Hillary Clinton speaks out about Internet Freedom.

By T.J. Ortenzi  | February 15, 2011; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Will Kim Jong-Il gift his countrymen Fucci, Fauxlex, and Garmani?

Is Kim Jong Il going fake?

By Melissa Bell  | February 15, 2011; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Great Gatsby 'Nintendo' game released online

Great Gatsby Nintendo finds a new life online.

By Melissa Bell  | February 15, 2011; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Update: Serene Branson and the fears of a stroke after newscast flub

TV reporter Serene Branson suffers from nerves -- or a stroke.

By Melissa Bell  | February 15, 2011; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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The Rock returns to WWE's 'Monday Night Raw,' with an assist from social media

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson came back to WWE television last night to be Wrestlemania's special host and to call out John Cena.

By Justin Bank  | February 15, 2011; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Westminster Dog Show, Watson computer show, and a verdict in the Minuteman murder trial

Morning links.

By Melissa Bell  | February 15, 2011; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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♪♫ William Shatner is a romantic at heart

William Shatner sings Rihanna.

By Melissa Bell  | February 15, 2011; 7:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Protests continue in the Arab world (Photos)

Protests continue in the Middle East.

By Melissa Bell  | February 14, 2011; 5:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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♪♫ Cee-lo channels Elton John

Cee-lo celebrates the chicken suit.

By Melissa Bell  | February 14, 2011; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Westminster Dog Show 2011: Pooch prep time

Pooches everywhere, all for the Westminster Dog Show.

By Melissa Bell  | February 14, 2011; 1:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Valentine's Day: Even more stuff you didn't know you needed, and a plea to unplug

Valentine's Day content from around the Web.

By Katie Rogers  | February 14, 2011; 1:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Internet equivalent of the Sunday comics

The rise of the single subject Tumblr.

By Melissa Bell  | February 14, 2011; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Egypt after the revolution; Giffords recovery; man battles machine

Morning links.

By Melissa Bell  | February 14, 2011; 10:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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How old is Mick Jagger? And Barbra Streisand and Willow Smith? Why do we care?

Grammy Awards all about the age.

By Melissa Bell  | February 14, 2011; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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♪♫ Esperanza Spalding's Wikipedia overrun by angry Justin Bieber fans

Esperanza gets hacked.

By Melissa Bell  | February 14, 2011; 9:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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