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BlogPost: February 20, 2011 - February 26, 2011

Charlie Sheen rant gets the Internet a-giddy

The Internet loves Charlie Sheen's rant.

By Melissa Bell  | February 25, 2011; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Middle East in turmoil: Gunfire in Tripoli, Iraq's 'Day of Anger'

Gunfire erupted in at least three neighborhoods of the Libyan capital of Tripoli after prayers finished Friday, as opponents of Moammar Gaddafi tried to revive their protests against his regime in spite of a massive security clampdown

By Elizabeth Flock  | February 25, 2011; 4:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Archie grows up; a battle with light sabers; and planes and cars mix

Four videos for your weekend.

By Melissa Bell  | February 25, 2011; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Libya protests: Report from Benghazi

Libya state television showed pro-Gaddafi demonstrators dancing in the streets of the capital with posters of the besieged leader. As they danced a song played "We are a family and this is our father," referring to Gaddafi.

By Leila Fadel  | February 25, 2011; 2:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Libya: Report from the ground

A Tripoli resident described the situation at the Air Base in Libya Friday to our correspondent Janine Zacharia via Skype instant messenger. Here's what the resident, who was waiting for an evacuation flight for his/her children, had to say:

By Elizabeth Flock  | February 25, 2011; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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♪♫ George Harrison's birthday celebrated with streaming concert

On George Harrison's birthday, some music.

By Melissa Bell  | February 25, 2011; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Chuck Lorre, Charlie Sheen and the vanity card jabs

The secret messages at the heart of Charlie Sheen's rant.

By Melissa Bell  | February 25, 2011; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Rep. Paul Broun is asked, 'Who is going to shoot Obama?'

A Republican congressman sidesteps an inflammatory question.

By Melissa Bell  | February 25, 2011; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (76)
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♪♫ Motown visits the White House

Motown invades the White House.

By Melissa Bell  | February 25, 2011; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Stephen Colbert explains Anonymous: the 'global hacker nerd brigade' (Video)

Colbert explains Anonymous and the HBGary attack.

By Melissa Bell  | February 25, 2011; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Scott Walker prank call: The latest in a long line of escapades?

A roundup of prank phone calls to Scott Walker, Sarah Palin and C-SPAN.

By Katie Rogers  | February 24, 2011; 3:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Space shuttle launches for Discovery's final flight (Video)

The Discovery is set to launch at 4:50 p.m.

By Melissa Bell  | February 24, 2011; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Westboro Church hacked by Anonymous

Anonymous hacks Westboro Church.

By Melissa Bell  | February 24, 2011; 2:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Mother of Tunisian man who inspired revolt reaches out to Libyans

A Tunisian man places flowers near what has been renamed Mohamed Bouazizi Martyr Street, in recognition of Mohamed Bouazizi, a Tunisian street vendor who set himself on fire Dec.17, which in part sparked the Tunisian revolution. (Fethi Belad/AFP) The main...

By Melissa Bell  | February 24, 2011; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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♪♫ Bell Biv Devoe is not poison

Bell Biv Devoe took over "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on Wednesday night.

By Melissa Bell  | February 24, 2011; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Petraeus orders investigation after Rolling Stone reports on alleged use of psychological operations

A new article accuses a general in Afghanistan of ordering psychological operations on visiting senators and VIPs.

By Melissa Bell  | February 24, 2011; 9:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
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Assange to be extradited, possible government shutdown, and another 'runaway general?'

Morning links.

By Melissa Bell  | February 24, 2011; 9:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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♪♫ Gather 'round a tiny desk for an intimate concert

Tiny Desk Concerts is music at its most intimate.

By Melissa Bell  | February 24, 2011; 8:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Facebook breakup notifier shut down? Heartbreaking!

Facebook breakup notifier loses its Facebook rights.

By Melissa Bell  | February 23, 2011; 5:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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President Obama drops DOMA defense: Internet reactions

Twitter reacts to the Obama administration decision to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act.

By Melissa Bell  | February 23, 2011; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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New Zealand continues search for survivors after devastating earthquake (Photos and Video)

Photographs of the New Zealand earthquake.

By Melissa Bell  | February 23, 2011; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Shuttle launch set for Thursday; final NASA countdown begins

Discovery is set to launch Thursday.

By Melissa Bell  | February 23, 2011; 11:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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♪♫ Organizing bookshelves: When literature dances

Dancing books makes my day brighter.

By Melissa Bell  | February 23, 2011; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Speak2Tweet and Living voices: direct to your ears

Voices on the Internet.

By Melissa Bell  | February 23, 2011; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Libya protests, the Real Mayor Emanuel, and Christchurch earthquake

Morning links.

By Melissa Bell  | February 23, 2011; 9:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Reports: Cameroon, Gabon, Zimbabwe and Mauritania to see protests?

Protests spread to other parts of Africa.

By Melissa Bell  | February 23, 2011; 8:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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♪♫ Thom Yorke gets remade by the Internet

Thom Yorke wants to get married.

By Melissa Bell  | February 23, 2011; 8:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gaddafi, Gadhafi, Qaddafi? Will the real Kadhafi spelling please stand up?

How do you spell Gaddafi?

By Melissa Bell  | February 22, 2011; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Gaddafi: Libyan leader's scandals over the years

Gaddafi has a history of scandal.

By Sam Sanders  | February 22, 2011; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Somali pirates' killing of Americans signals increasing turn toward violence

Somali pirates's violence seen as a turn for the worst.

By Melissa Bell  | February 22, 2011; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Libya reports filter out despite Internet clampdown (Live updates)

Libya reports get out, despite Internet clampdown.

By Melissa Bell  | February 22, 2011; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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♪♫ Animal Beatbox animates the wild kingdom

Animal Beatbox sets the animal kingdom to music.

By Melissa Bell  | February 22, 2011; 9:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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New Zealand quake, 'I am in Tripoli,' and American arrested in Pakistan

Morning links.

By Melissa Bell  | February 22, 2011; 9:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Edna St. Vincent Millay's candle burns bright

Edna St. Vincent Millay would be 119 today.

By Melissa Bell  | February 22, 2011; 8:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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