ComPost: Big Deals


Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 02/03/2011

Kepler 10-b? I thought I was an only planet!

A rendering of rocky planet Kepler 10-b. (Agence France-Presse via NASA) I don't know if the Kepler Project is out to make us feel like a small, insignificant speck, but it's doing a good job. I used to look up...

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:45 PM ET, 02/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Big Deals, Big Deals, Big Deals | Tags:  NASA, science, space

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 02/02/2011

Anderson Cooper attacked? Forget the protests -- this is news!

In Cairo, Molotov cocktails have reportedly been tossed at the Egyptian Museum. A wave of looters broke into King Tut's treasury, damaging pharaonic artifacts that archaeologists call priceless. Items that have survived for millennia smash and shatter, falling victim to...

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:38 PM ET, 02/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Big Deals, Big Deals, Big Deals, Big Deals | Tags:  Anderson Cooper, CNN, Egypt, celebrity

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 02/02/2011

Groundhog Day 2011 results: Spring!

Whenever I try to write about Groundhog Day, I always get the creeping sense that it's been done before... "Did the groundhog see his shadow?" everyone asks. "Will Mubarak remain in office for seven more months?" I'm sorry, that's not...

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:09 AM ET, 02/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Big Deals, Big Deals | Tags:  celebrity, gravitas, groundhog day

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 02/01/2011

Brilliant, Google Art Project! The only bad thing about museums is museums!

Google has just launched something called the Google Art Project, an online museum- going tool. True to form, Google has figured out the truth about us regular museum- going tools: The only thing we don't like about visiting museums...

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:29 PM ET, 02/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Big Deals, Big Deals, Big Deals | Tags:  Google, art, awareness

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 01/12/2011

Is Miss America to blame for Sarah Palin's 'blood libel' video?

Watching Sarah Palin's eight-minute video today about the Tucson tragedy, I was reminded of nothing more than the Miss America channel on YouTube. A single phrase -- "blood libel" -- has defined this video so far. But there's so...

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:19 PM ET, 01/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Big Deals, Big Deals, Big Deals | Tags:  America, Miss America, Sarah Palin, scary

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 01/10/2011

Giffords shooter Jared Lee Loughner's YouTube message to the world

This weekend, the New York Times focused on the idea of the digital afterlife -- what becomes of our Online Presence when we shuffle off our mortal coils? But in the aftermath of the Tucson shooting, another question emerges:...

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:57 PM ET, 01/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Big Deals, Big Deals, Big Deals | Tags:  America, YouTube, online comments, scary