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If you're about 100 kilometers out or more, Twitter! Webcomic xkcd points out how posts about earthquakes can start hitting the Internet within 20 to 30 seconds of the quake, and despite that lag, it's possible for people to be reading about a strong quake before it hits their area.
I attended a Passover Seder this week for the first time. It's a ceremonial meal which commemorates the Jews' exodus from slavery in Egypt, with the name "Passover" marking God passing over the homes of the Jews when killing the firstborn of the Egyptians.
I went to Phoenix this past weekend to see Wrestlemania, and on my way to the show, I ran into a father and his 9-year-old son visiting from Mexico. We naturally began talking about wrestling, and a wrestler named Umaga came up.
I achieved a dream last night. Yes, I attended a taping of American Idol! (I have strange dreams.)
Like AirTalk host Larry Mantle and Morning Edition host Steve Julian, I too traveled to Phoenix this weekend. However, unlike Larry and Steve, I did so not for baseball spring training, but for.
Mexican Mafia extortion and drug trafficking cell leader Patrick Ponce pleaded guilty early this week. A total of 31 members of the cell have been convicted.
I saw comedian Chris Hardwick recently headlining a show at the Improv, and through this I discovered his excellent podcast, Nerdist.
Vice President Joe Biden's well known for his verbal gaffes over the years, but the hits apparently just keep on coming. Biden dropped an F bomb today within range of an open mic, congratulating President Obama on the passage of health care reform.
MGMT's new album "Congratulations" leaked, so the band has responded by making the album available for streaming. It's the followup to their previous critically acclaimed debut "Oracular Spectacular," and is officially scheduled for release April 13.
It was announced this week that Mike Tyson is going to be on a new reality show. I don't know that I have the words to do this justice, so I shall simply quote the press release.
Offices around the country have pools going for the annual tradition of the best single elimination tournament in sports, the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament.
NPR has a First Listen for She & Him's new album "Volume Two," available until the album's March 23 release. The collaboration between actress/musician Zooey Deschanel singer-songwriter M.
I thought I was the only one at KPCC writing about comic books, but Kitty Felde brings up an interesting point on her blog: Spider-Man taking photos of himself, then selling them to the Daily Bugle in his identity as Peter Parker, seems to raise a variety of ethical questions.
I opened my iTunes this morning and what do I see featured but a new album from... Jimi Hendrix. The album includes the original lineup of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and the recordings come mostly from the period following the release of 1968's Electric Ladyland.
In the latest round of categories listed for Apple's iBookstore, one of them is "Comics & Graphic Novels." With the iPad being such a visual presentation medium, it seems like a natural fit.