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RIP: Loleatta Holloway, 1946-2011

Some sad news if you’re a lover of Disco and/or House music–or even just Disco/House Divas. Loleatta Holloway, best known for “Love Sensation,” passed away at the age of 64 after a period of poor health.

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NASA: to boldly go…

William Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk on the original Star Trek television series, provided a special message to the crew of space shuttle Discovery during the Flight Day 12 wakeup call.

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video: Told You So

It’s that time again. Are you ready for some Super Bowl commercials?! These spots probably won’t make it to the air…

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video: Mashup in the TARDIS

While reeling this morning from the total and utter lack of snow last night, I sought solace in YouTube… as one does. Today’s diversion? Doctor Who title sequence mashups.

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video: something small

The other night while waiting for Jeopardy! to come on and without a less than 15 minute show on the DVR, we ended up catching the end of Wheel of Fortune which is now subtitled America’s Game for some reason.

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Bohemian goes Barefoot, Pt. 1: They Meet

I’m sure you’ve been in suspense this entire time about whether I met Ina Garten and if she made me one of her fabulous friends up in the Hamptons. Have I left my life in DC behind to go from...

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video: Obama/It Gets Better

Following Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Message to LGBT Youth comes one from President Obama* [transcript]: While I’m glad this is getting a lot of national attention now, I agree with critics of the MSM who decry the particularly bright...

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video: a history of rap

I don’t watch late night shows, but this is making the rounds this morning and it is pretty cute. A History of Rap by Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake & The Roots…

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books: a modest bestiary

My alarms go off at 5:15a and 6:05a in the morning and I’m usually woken up by the middle of an international story on NPR or if I hit the snooze button, The Writer’s Almanac.