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Objects in Mirror: February 20, 2008 Archive

Confess your first musician crush

Posted at 8:11 AM on February 20, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

The Musicheads show this week might be a encore presentation, but they're still interested in the online discussion. Now they're curious about your crush confessions... Who was your first musician crush? Some answers include:

"Wow, this could be embarrassing! uhh......Shaun Cassidy." - WS R.

"Blondie" - Joseph H.

"Probably Joan Baez when I was 15." - Nippy Katz

"Okay, in all seriousness, I would have to say Joy, from 'The Bugaloos'. She made my 5 year-old heart go pitter pat." - Frick

"LeAnn Rimes. She's only two years older than me, so there was nothing creepy about a 12-year-old crushing on a 14-year-old." - Mac Wilson

Join the discussion to come clean and admit your first musician crush. It is - or at least, should be - harmless, and fun.

Do your politics reflect your location?

Posted at 1:09 PM on February 20, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Curtis Gilbert produced a feature that caught my eye: Why Dems rule the city -- Republicans, the outer ring. Like anything to do with politics, it touches on income, race, political identity and... wait for it... polarization. Do we polarize ourselves geographically? From the feature:

"It's as if the Republicans are a tribe and they're living in one part of Minnesota, and Democrats are another tribe living elsewhere," Humphrey Institute political scientist Larry Jacobs marvels. "It is one of the most striking manifestations of the polarization in our political world today. We are literally living apart."
Join the online discussion. Does like draw like, or do our values determine where we live, and then result in neighborhood political pockets? Does this supplement your ideas about redistricting?

You can also speak up about where you - and your politics - land on the "Politics of Place" map. Share your insights as to how where you live relates to your politics.

Share your lunar eclipse images with MPR

Posted at 3:21 PM on February 20, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Bob Collins of News Cut fame (and other sorts of infamy) dropped me a line about asking for lunar eclipse pictures. According to the Minnesota Astronomical Society, the eclipse is tonight from "about 7:45PM, with totality from approx 9:00PM to 9:50PM."

If you're taking pictures tonight, please share them with MPR and we'll see what turns up in your viewfinder and on the site.

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