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article imageTopFinds: Photo tour of Burning Man, Philly's education problem

By David Silverberg     Sep 7, 2013 in Internet
A Digital Journalist takes us on a visual ride inside the annual dance party known as Burning Man. Why is Philadephia closing all of its schools in two years? The latest news from the dolphin culling in Taiji, Japan. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.
As we do every week, we've collected the top news stories and compiled them on one page. Digital Journalists reported on first-person reports from the U.S., important overseas news, the latest sports updates and much more.
We also highlight some of the major topics Digital Journalists have been covering recently. Note you can see the trending topics at the top of any page on our news network, in the black bar. They are changing constantly to react to what people are reading on the site. We wanted to include this feature to let you know the topics people want to read about on Digital Journal.

Hot topics on Digital Journal

Obama news
Syria news
Taiji news

Top Digital Journal Reports

Beauty and Whimsy at The Met's Latest Photography Exhibition (Includes interview) by Cate Kustanczy
Photography is front and center the Metropolitan Museum of Art right now, with a showing of the work of English photographer Julia Margaret Cameron, best-known for her portraits of Victorian figures including Charles Darwin and Thomas Carlyle.
Review: Cody Simpson delights on new album 'Surfers Paradise' (Includes first-hand account) by Markos Papadatos
Teen pop superstar Cody Simpson’s latest album “Surfers Paradise” was released on July 12, 2013, via his record label, Atlantic Records.
Pop star Cody Simpson releases  Surfers Paradise
Pop star Cody Simpson releases 'Surfers Paradise'
Harper Smith
Review: 'BioShock: Infinite' brings an American nightmare to the Mac (Includes first-hand account) by Stan Rezaee
After taking PC and console gamers to an American nightmare back in March, 'BioShock: Infinite' has brought the terror to the Mac. Not much has changed but for Mac gamers that is a good thing.
Leonardo DiCaprio reflects on 'The Great Gatsby' (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Earl Dittman
A longtime fan of the timeless, tragic tale about unfilled love and excess, the box office star was energized to take on the challenging lead role in 'The Great Gatsby' (now on Blu-ray/DVD). For DiCaprio, it was a chance to re-interpret a literary icon.
Opus One: An interview with Detroit rapper JOHN (Includes first-hand account) by Layne Weiss
Rapper JOHN, real name John Conyers, is a self-described "super perfectionist." His debut album "Opus One" was three years in the making, and now "it's as good as it can be." The 23-year-old is finally ready for people to hear it.
A Digital Journalist at Burning Man 2013 (Includes first-hand account) by Brett Wilkins
More than 65,000 art and music enthusiasts from all over the globe, including this Digital Journal contributor (for the fifth time), gathered in the high Nevada desert for the annual weeklong experiment in participatory community known as Burning Man.

Top Images

Playa de Famara looking at Risco de Famara   Lanzarote  Canary Islands (Spain).
Playa de Famara looking at Risco de Famara, Lanzarote, Canary Islands (Spain).
These are hoodoos at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park  Alberta.
These are hoodoos at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, Alberta.
Actors during a short recess on the movie set  Dibukk Box   New Westminster  BC.
Actors during a short recess on the movie set "Dibukk Box", New Westminster, BC.

In the Media

Syrians say Saudi intelligence gave chemical weapons to rebels by Ralph Lopez
Adding to the confusion over who was behind the use of chemical weapons in Syria, a western reporter has interviewed doctors, rebel fighters and their families in Damascus and Ghouta who say chemical weapons were supplied to them by Saudi intelligence.
Ohio kidnapper Ariel Castro commits suicide in prison cell by David Silverberg
Ohio corrections officials said Ariel Castro, the man who held three women captive in his home for nearly a decade, has committed suicide at a state prison facility.
Powerful Japanese activist response to dolphin drive in Taiji by Elizabeth Batt
It was both a tragic and inspirational start to the dolphin drive season in Taiji, Japan. As a pod of between 40-60 bottlenose dolphins were pushed into the cove, Japanese activists made history of their own.
Annual quota set as dolphin drive season poised to begin in Taiji by Elizabeth Batt
In just a few hours, the Japanese dolphin drive season will officially begin in Taiji. The annual quota allocated by the Fisheries Union has also been established. It's set at more than 2,000 dolphins.
Megalodon fossils found off Canary Islands coast by Anne Sewell
A deposit of fossils, thought to belong to the largest-ever marine predator, were found recently off the coast in the Spanish Canary Islands. They have now been confirmed as belonging to a megalodon.
Why Philadelphia schools will close their doors forever by Jay McClung
The School District of Philadelphia, the eighth largest school district in the United States, nestled in the country’s fifth largest city, will make history when it permanently closes it doors within the next two years.
Did the PostSecret website publish a Chicago murder confession? by David Silverberg
PostSecret, the community art project where people share their secrets by anonymously mailing them on homemade postcards, published on their site this week an alleged murder confession. Social media is buzzing to decry this morbid post.
Op-Ed: Manny Pacquiao needs to train in Baguio before moving to Macau by Leo Reyes
Manny Pacquiao should consider at least one week of training in Baguio City to acclimatize himself before moving to Macau for the final phase of his training in preparation for his upcoming fight against Brandon Rios on Nov. 24.
Review: Avenged Sevenfold's Hail To The King by Johnnie Guerrio
This month has a slew of new album releases from genres such as hiphop and rock. No album has been more anticipated than Avenged Sevenfold's "Hail to the King" release on August 27th. This album is some of their best work since "Waking the Fallen".
The band Avenged Sevenfold
The band Avenged Sevenfold
Op-Ed: Miley Cyrus lacks class by W. Mark Dendy
From the uproar Miley Cyrus caused among her Disney channel “Hannah Montana” fan base with her provocative performance at the VMAs, it appears that the not so innocent television and pop star was using the wrong finger as a prop.
Rockstar asks online retailers not to mail 'GTA V' early by Stan Rezaee
Rockstar Games has asked online retailers to not mail the pre-ordered copies of "Grand Theft Auto V" before September 16, a day before the games official launch.
NHL News and Rumors: Brenden Morrow to Vancouver Canucks? by Larry Seely
The Vancouver Canucks are one of the better teams in the NHL, but age and a lack of physical players are starting to catch up with this franchise, but help could be on the way.
NBA News and Rumors: Michael Beasley to Dallas Mavericks? by Larry Seely
The Phoenix Suns made big news this week when the decided to release Michael Beasley after the youngster was arrested yet again on drug charges.

Power Users

  1. Anne Sewell
  2. Brett Wilkins
  3. Markos Papadatos
  4. Elizabeth Batt
  5. Tim Sandle
  6. Layne Weiss
  7. Ken Hanly
  8. Larry Seely
  9. Can Tran
  10. Mathew Wace Peck
  11. Dawn Denmar
  12. Alexander Baron
  13. Lesley Lanir
  14. Jay McClung
  15. Paul Wallis
  16. Yukio Strachan
  17. Gar Swaffar
  18. John Sevigny
  19. Kirstin Stokes Smith
  20. Michael Krebs
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