Paul Haggis, Malcom Gladwell and cheetah cubs
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National news: Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology
There are few topics that rustle up more voyeuristic interest than the Church of Scientology. Littered with secrets and Hollywood star power, the mysterious church rarely fails to make headlines despite its best attempts to keep out of the public eye. The latest missive against John Travolta's and Tom Cruise's church comes from a longtime member, Hollywood director Paul Haggis. After 35 years, Haggis is now finished with the church and making a splash in the New Yorker, spilling its secrets of mental and physical abuse.
National news: Detroit mayor's plan to save his city
Detroit might have the aid of a shiny, new Eminem and Chrylser ad on Super Bowl Sunday to give the city some street appeal, but in reality, the city has been facing a crisis for years with little sign of a way out. With billions of dollars in debt and a fleeing population, the city has turned to crowd-sourcing a savior. Dave Bing, Detroit's newest mayor, has put out a call for anyone with a plan, proposal or theory that may save his crumbling city. It's opened the doors to some odd and unique ideas.
Talking Point: Create your own Malcolm Gladwell book
Malcolm Gladwell angered the Internet when he mocked the role of social media in revolutions and now the Internet is mocking him back. The latest Gladwell tease? The Malcolm Gladwell book generator. Did you like "Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking?" Try "Subtitles: How Secondary Titles Inflate a Sense of Importance." Did you like "The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference?" Try "The Cheers Effect: How and Why Everyone Knows Your Name."
The National Zoo just installed a cheetah cub camera so you can spend hours wasting your time watching the two adorable newly born babies romp around and play. Go check it out.
| February 8, 2011; 10:50 AM ET
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