News: Twin Peaks, Medal of Freedom, Hipstamatic, Coca-Cola

 road Obama awards Medal of Freedom to Jasper Johns, Maya Angelou, 13 others

Twinpeaks roadIn art: Twin Peaks' 20th anniversary.

 roadDusty: Real-life 'cat burglar' has committed more than 600 crimes in one neighborhood.

 roadAtlanta cops drank alcohol before brutal raid on Eagle gay bar: "Three undercover officers were already in the Atlanta Eagle bar before the Sept. 10, 2009,  raid started. At least two of them were drinking heavily, according to the bartender and the receipts they filed for the costs of their drinks."

 roadDan Radcliffe to play "Amateur Photographer" in new indie film.

 roadLook and listen: Preview of Katy Perry's "E.T." featuring Kanye West.

 roadMan pleads not guilty to October hate crime at West Village bar: "Frederick Giunta, 45, is expected to get a 3½-year prison sentence for the October incident at Julius, a Manhattan tavern where a 1966 'sip-in' helped usher in the gay-rights movement." 

 roadRoboCop fans collect enough funds to erect statue of him in Detroit.

Hipstamatic  roadCan a photo shot with Hipstamatic be considered "photojournalism"?

 roadRemains of ancient neolithic population spotted by satellite in Saudi Arabia?

 roadCalvin Klein's boy toy Nick Gruber battles Playgirl editor Daniel Nardicio. 'You only want me because of my fame, so you can go f**k yourself.'

 roadThis American Life discovers Coca-Cola's secret recipe.

 roadACLU asks high school students to monitor and report web filtering of LGBT sites at their schools: "Some schools have improperly configured their web-filtering software to illegally censor LGBT-related websites such as the GSA Network and the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. At the same time that they block access to websites for positive LGBT rights organizations, those schools still allow access to anti-LGBT sites that condemn LGBT people or urge us to try to change our sexual orientation. This is called viewpoint discrimination, and it’s illegal."

 roadMark Salling's gun show.

Banksy  roadBanksy goes to Hollywood.

 roadMichigan high school establishes gender-neutral prom court: "Mona Shores High School senior Oak Reed was voted king by his classmates, but then stripped of his title because the administration said he was enrolled as a girl. Students protested the decision, and now the school has changed its policy: according to Wood TV, this spring's prom court, and prom and homecoming courts in the future, will be gender-neutral."

 roadDiesel selling blow job knee pads.

 roadNYCers: Sidewalk rage is real.

 roadResearchers: Benefits of Zinc impressive for fighting colds. "A sweeping new review of the medical research on zinc shows that sniffing, sneezing, coughing and stuffy-headed cold sufferers finally have a better option than just tissue and chicken soup. When taken within 24 hours of the first runny nose or sore throat, zinc lozenges, tablets or syrups can cut colds short by an average of a day or more and sharply reduce the severity of symptoms, according to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, a respected medical clearinghouse."

Towleroad News #gay

—  David Taffet

Gay Twin Jugglers

From tomorrow’s debut episode of Circus on PBS.

(Tipped by JMG reader Chev)

Joe. My. God.

—  admin

‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ Has Twin in Atlantic

A swirling garbage patch has been identified in the Atlantic for the first time. No doubt there are more to be found in oceans around the world:

Patch "The new plastic waste, which was discovered in an area of the Atlantic to the east of Bermuda, consists mostly of fragments no bigger than a few millimetres wide. But their concentrations and the area of the sea that is covered have caused consternation among marine biologists studying the phenomenon.

Using fine-mesh nets towed from a research ship, the scientists collected more than 64,000 individual plastic pieces at 6,100 locations out at sea over the 22-year period of the survey. The highest concentrations were centred at approximately the same latitude as Atlanta, Georgia (32 degrees North) but extended about 500 miles north and south of this line."

Find out what ends up in the garbage patch, AFTER THE JUMP

Towleroad News #gay

—  John Wright