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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Booker Prize Announced, More Idol Drama, and Government Official Eats Raw Seal Heart

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: The winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize has been announced. Canadian author Alice Munro has taken the biannual prize and it will be awarded in Dublin in June. Hometown news has … Read More

By / May 27, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:

  • The winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize has been announced. Canadian author Alice Munro has taken the biannual prize and it will be awarded in Dublin in June.
  • Hometown news has gone national as the FBI is on a manhunt for the abductors of a Pennsylvania mother and her 9-year-old daughter, who were rear-ended and then kidnapped in Bucks County.
  • The Governor General of Canada ate a raw seal heart on television, calling it delicious as she wiped blood off her fingers. Naturally, some degree of awe, disgust, and protest has followed.
  • American Idol may have ended for the season, but the drama has not. New reports have surfaced that AT&T swayed the results by providing free texting services to those at a Kris Allen support party in Arkansas.
  • Here comes the Judge: President Obama has selected Justice Sonia Sotomayor as his top pick for appointment to the Supreme Court, causing controversy among conservatives.
  • Buffy fans are up in arms after the announcement that a new Buffy movie would be released–without the original creator’s input or appearances from any of the original cast members.