Sunday Reading: I hear Obama went to the King’s Speech, but I don’t see any ticket stubs.

UPDATE: So… seems like I should update this.  I’m addicted to my twitter feed right now.  Check out these entertaining/interesting things already up on the death of Osama Bin Laden here, here, a 7 page obituary here, and finally, try looking up “Osama Bin Laden’s Compound” on google maps and reading through reviews by google users. Also, check out Rachel Maddow’s twitter (@maddow) for some fantastic live tweets of the crowd in front of the White House.

Hey everyone!  May 1st, start of a new month, start of a new 20 free articles on the NYtimes.com!  Let’s get to it: here’s my compilation of web news/ weird things I find in my spare time.  (Title credit to @drgrist)

LIBYA: A NATO missile struck the house where Moammar Gadhafi and his wife were staying, killing his youngest son and three grandchildren.

EDUCATION: In a really excellent opinion piece in the NYtimes, Dave Eggers and Nínive Clements Calegari argue that the way our society treats teachers within the education system is flawed.  Interesting quote, “At the moment, the average teacher’s pay is on par with that of a toll taker or bartender.”

VATICAN: Earlier today, the Catholic Church performed a ceremony deeming Pope John Paul II “blessed,” a step below sainthood.

NYC:  Finding solitude in a city of 8 million can be difficult.  Melissa Febos describes crying in public in New York City, and how people are able to find solitude even among the largest crowds.

BIRTHERS: To Donald Trump’s dismay, President Obama released his official long form birth certificate earlier this week.  Others from Huff Post still aren’t satisfied.

TOOTHPICKS: Okay, so maybe this isn’t the most topical news, but this is awesome.  After 35 years, a San Fransiscan resident has created an incredibly intricate and interactive replica of San Fransisco out of over 100,000 toothpicks.  (Watch the video)

And your video of the week:

(I actually found this site, which has compiled 15 excellent short animated films, if you want some more.)

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