-o- Adele sweeps the Grammys, the community honors Whitney Houston -o-
Adele wins six awards, tying with Beyonce for most awards for a female artist in a single evening. Here’s The New York Times article on the award-winners.
You can watch Jennifer Hudson’s tribute to Whitney Houston here on Idolator.
-o- Romney scores much-needed victory in Maine, but Santorum and Gingrich are still in the race -o-
Was this really a good week for Mitt Romney? Piece from The New Yorker, “Romney’s Unconvincing Victories.”
-o- Similarities between Chipotle and Apple -o-
D.C.’s lunch scene is dominated by three main types of eateries: the sandwich, soup and salad place (Au Bon Pain, Corner Bakery, Pret a Manger), the prep-your-own place (Chipotle, Chop’t, etc.), and the food truck. Sure, there are pho die-hards, sushi die-hards, etc., but I’m sticking with these three for now. That said, why aren’t business models like Chipotle’s touted in business journals and magazines to the extent that a tech company’s like Apple’s is? Read this Slate article for more.
ALSO, Chipotle aired their first national ad last night during the Grammys. Here’s the video, via Mashable. It may look familiar to you; the ad (or a version of it) has gotten over 4 million YouTube views.
-o- 10 free and useful iPhone apps -o-
Not that I need any more apps on my phone, but I have to admit I’m coveting a few of these. Here’s the Mashable piece.
Also, best new apps this week, compiled by Sarah Kessler, also on Mashable.
-o- VA school board to vote on banning “cross-gender dressing” -o-
I feel like someone has to say it: why oh why do people continue to think they will win the lawsuits that result from these rules? This particular vote wants to stop boys from dressing like girls… um, 14th amendment?
Read the blog post on The Washington Post for more info.
-o- During all this birth control debate, have women been called upon to speak on the news? -o-
Not according to Mother Jones: Networks call on men almost twice as often as women to speak knowledgeably about the debate. Here’s the statistic.
-o- A Guide to Euphemisms from The Economist -o-
Fascinating: an exploration on the prevalence and nature of euphemism in Chinese and English cultures. Here’s the item from The Economist.
-o- Oh my goodness, what is that? -o-
Superhuge shrimps found. Article (and video!) on CNN.
(Source: Oceanlab, University of Aberdeen, on NationalGeographic.com)
-o- Girl Meets Bowl, Closet Cooking, Scrumptious Pumpkin -o-
If you can even think about eating after seeing those giant shrimp… or maybe they made you hungry?
What caught my eye on each of these?