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Springsteen favored to write new U.S. anthem: poll

WASHINGTON — Twenty-two percent of Americans think veteran rocker Bruce Springsteen should compose a new US national anthem to replace “The Star-Spangled Banner,” suggests an online poll released Monday. That’s more than the 19 percent who think country legend Dolly Parton is up to the task, or the 18 percent…

Tintin comic cover fetches record price at auction

A rare 1932 cover illustration of “Tintin in America” by Herge, the artist who dreamed up the boy reporter, on Saturday fetched a record 1.3 million euros ($1.6 million) at an auction in Paris. “The work has been sold at 1,338,509.20 euros, costs included, by a person who wishes to remain…

International film festival opens in Transylvanian city

The films of Japan’s Daisuke Miyazaki and Norway’s August Joachim Trier will be the first among 12 movies in competition to screen Saturday at the Transylvania International Film Festival. Miyazaki’s “End of the Night” and Trier’s “Oslo, August 31″ will be showcased on the second day of the 10-day Romanian festival, one of the biggest in the…

Netflix tops Apple in booming online movie business

The US online movie business more than doubled in 2011 to rake in $992 million and will almost double again this year, a research report showed Friday. The biggest surge came from Netflix, which shifted its focus to subscription video on demand and snagged 44 percent of the market, overtaking…

Magazine aimed at ‘reasonable people who give a damn’ purges editorial staff

GOOD Magazine, a quarterly journal and website dedicated to “pushing the world forward,” has abruptly laid off almost its entire editorial staff. One discharged staff member, who did not want their name revealed at this point, told Raw Story the purge included “everyone except the head designer, the assistant editor,…

‘Baltimore cannibal’ has left large online footprint

It may be a new frontier in post-incident police forensics, the examination of alleged criminals’ online profiles. Alexander Kinyua, 21, the accused “Baltimore Cannibal,” whose story has shocked the world in recent days, has confessed to killing his roommate and eating portions of his organs, but he has also left…

CNN nixes job offer to ‘Fox and Friends’ producer who made anti-Obama ad

CNN has withdrawn a job offer that it made to Chris White, the producer who created the now-infamous anti-Obama attack ad that aired earlier this week on “Fox and Friends,” according to the New York Times blog “Media Decoder.” Earlier this week, Fox News’s morning show “Fox and Friends” unveiled…

Ex-president of Iran calls Facebook ‘a blessing’: report

Facebook is a “blessing” that helps freedom-seeking movements challenge tyranny, a former president of Iran — which routinely blocks access to the social networking site — was quoted as saying in a report by the ISNA news agency. “We see that a Facebook page costing nothing can outstrip several television…

Fox & Friends airs its own four-minute anti-Obama attack ad

Update (below): Fox News pulls video, claims it was ‘unauthorized’ Fox & Friends on Wednesday morning unveiled a four-minute advertisement that attacked President Barack Obama, which was created by Fox News associate producer Chris White. “Lets talk a little bit about what the campaign slogan used to be for Obama,…

Obama honors ‘giant’ Bob Dylan with top U.S. award

WASHINGTON — Fan-in-chief Barack Obama invested legendary singer songwriter Bob Dylan Tuesday with America’s highest civilian honor, praising the gritty folk legend’s never ending quest for truth. Dylan joined other honorees including former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth and novelist Toni Morrison…

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