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article imageTopFinds: Reviewing The Nutcracker, Angelou's Mandela poem

By David Silverberg     Dec 14, 2013 in Internet
Tis the season for reviewing the Christmas ballet The Nutcracker. Maya Angelou's poem for the late Nelson Mandela spread across the Web. Did a Chinese man commit suicide because his girlfriend wouldn't stop shopping? 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 the aftermath of Mandela's death, quirky news out of Japan, widely viewed reports on health websites 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.

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Sacramento Ballet fine-tunes 'The Nutcracker' (Includes first-hand account) by W. Mark Dendy
Last night, the Sacramento Ballet dancers did a run through of the popular seasonal ballet, “The Nutcracker,” which opens Saturday, Dec. 7th, for a 13 performance run .
Review: Pop culture gets its wag on with ‘Babes with Dogs’ (Includes interview and first-hand account) by W. Mark Dendy
Too many women put up with men that are — well, let’s just say dogs! But author and PR specialist, Tany Soussana, thinks that putting up with a dog is great, as long as it has four legs.
Epic mural acclaims the cultural values of Latin American peoples (Includes first-hand account) by Igor I. Solar
Considered the most important collection of Chilean painting, second only to the National Museum of Fine Arts, the Art Gallery of the University of Concepción, holds an impressive mural and about 1800 works of the most prominent Chilean artists.
Part of the central panel showing several sleeping women  symbolizing the riches of the earth: silve...
Part of the central panel showing several sleeping women, symbolizing the riches of the earth: silver, gold, iron and copper. On the surface of this swarm of bodies and precious stones, sprouts a pregnant woman covered with vines, representing the fertility of the earth. Over it are corn, wheat, and grapes, food items that sustains industrialization, technology and science, represented as a machine on the upper part of the panel. (Photo of Igor I. Solar of section of a mural by Jorge González)
Op-Ed: Victoria SPCA forgets how to care for animals by killing 2 dogs (Includes interview) by Marcus Hondro
The Victoria SPCA claim two dogs they killed last month, Bear and Dozzer, were put down due to behavior. But while they call it euthanizing, and necessary, that's not how it looks from the outside. From the outside it looks unwarranted and uncaring.
Interview with Marshall Tucker Band: B.B. King Blues Club, NYC (Includes interview) by Markos Papadatos
Doug Gray, the lead singer of the iconic Marshall Tucker Band, opened up about their upcoming show at B.B. King Blues Club, New York City.

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The Prince (Alex Stewart) and Clara (Carly Stewart) sail away in a balloon.
The Prince (Alex Stewart) and Clara (Carly Stewart) sail away in a balloon.
Grandma (Sarah Britton Hicks) yawns as the night wears on.
Grandma (Sarah Britton Hicks) yawns as the night wears on.
The Soldier (Rex Wheeler) and Vivandiere (Karina Hagemeyer) are all wound up.
The Soldier (Rex Wheeler) and Vivandiere (Karina Hagemeyer) are all wound up.
A close up on Niagara Falls  Horseshoe Falls   after a fresh snow fall in December.
A close up on Niagara Falls, Horseshoe Falls, after a fresh snow fall in December.
A Christmas light display showing the biblical story of Noah s Ark at Dufferin Island Park in Niagar...
A Christmas light display showing the biblical story of Noah's Ark at Dufferin Island Park in Niagara Falls at the 2013 Festival of Lights.
Leafs vs Kings
Leafs vs Kings
Katelan Foisy s private altar to William S. Burroughs  designed entirely with found items.
Katelan Foisy's private altar to William S. Burroughs, designed entirely with found items.

In the Media

South African gibberish deaf-signer at Mandela memorial is found by Marcus Hondro
The man who stood beside world leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and signed gibberish has been found and has apologized. Thamsanqa Jantjie also admits to a troubled past replete with mental problems.
Op-Ed: Who's telling the truth on Manny Pacquiao's tax woes? by Leo Reyes
Manny Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum says his company, Top Rank Promotions has been religiously remitting at least 30% of Pacquiao's taxable income in the US to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) but a TMZ report says Pacquiao still owes IRS $18 million.
'Tobacco Body' website shows graphically awful results of smoking by Marcus Hondro
A new website from Finland is a reminder to us all of what smoking can do to our bodies and our health. It's from the Cancer Society of Finland and gives the viewer both visuals and text on how each part of the body is affected by smoking.
'Hero' teen who saved children shot dead in Indiana by Brett Wilkins
A teenage girl known as a hero in her Indiana hometown for saving two children who fell through the ice at a local reservoir has died in what appears to be a tragic shooting accident.
Canada, Russia at odds over claims to North Pole by Martin Laine
Within 24 hours of yesterday’s statement by Canada's Foreign Minister that his government will lay claim to the North Pole, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his military to boost its presence in the region to bolster its own claim to the region.
Sunset and Moon at North Pole
North Pole
Photo courtesy by Ianz
Man commits suicide after girlfriend refuses to quit shopping by Mike White
After his girlfriend refused to quit shopping, a man leaped seven floors to his death in a mall. The woman had said she wanted to look one more time around the mall in Xuzhou, China.
Plenty of freshwater found beneath seabed by Sonia D'Costa
Scientists may have discovered a possible solution for the world’s mounting water problems. An Australian research team has found huge reserves of freshwater under the seabed off North America, South Africa, Australia, and China.
Shawn Thornton assault on Brooks Orpik calls for long suspension by Marcus Hondro
We've seen it before, the kind of scene that Shawn Thornton of the Boston Bruins created when he threw an unsuspecting Brooks Orpik to the ice and pounded him in the head. Officials in civvies on the ice, the prone player, the signal it's serious.
Dayna Morales, 22-year-old lesbian waitress, outed by Larry Clifton
Dayna Morales, the 22-year-old lesbian waitress from New Jersey who sparked a firestorm of controversy after she posted a “copy” of a customer’s receipt with anti-gay remarks scribbled on it to Have a Gay Day’s Facebook Page has resigned.
Bandai to launch limited official line of 'Sailor Moon' lingerie by Can Tran
For a limited time, Bandai has teamed up with clothing brand Peach John to release a line of "Sailor Moon" lingerie in celebration of the anime franchise's 20th anniversary.
Op-Ed: Purse split seen to make or break Pacquiao-Mayweather showdown by Leo Reyes
For over three years of on-and-off negotiations by promoters of Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather in what appears to be the biggest fight in boxing history, everything seems to have been agreed upon, except for the manner of sharing the fight purse.
Boxers Manny Pacquiao (L) of the Philippines and Brandon Rios of the U.S. pose for photographs durin...
Boxers Manny Pacquiao (L) of the Philippines and Brandon Rios of the U.S. pose for photographs during a news conference in New York August 6, 2013. Pacquiao and Rios will fight in a welterweight match at the Venetian Macao in Macau on November 24
With permission by Reuters / Shannon Stapleton
'His Day Is Done' Maya Angelou's poem for Nelson Mandela by Layne Weiss
On Friday, a day after the death of Nelson Mandela, the US State Department released a poem written by American author and poet, Maya Angelou.
The perfect Christmas gift for ‘Breaking Bad’ fans by W. Mark Dendy
It began in 2008 with a pilot that drew 1.4 million viewers to AMC. "The Breaking Bad" series starred Bryan Cranston as Walter White, a 50 year old high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.

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