9:36 AM EST, January 14, 2013
Justin Timberlake has released a small slice of his next album, "The 20/20 Experience," causing the New York Times to spin in circles spouting wardrobe puns.
Also catching the Internet's eye over the weekend and this morning: Free speech advocate Aaron Swartz committed suicide after what friends and relatives say was a devastating smear campaign, the Ravens will be playing the Patriots for a conference championship, Quentin Tarantino is not afraid of controversy and there are shiny new things in Detroit.
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Internet activist and computer prodigy Aaron Swartz, who helped create an early version of the Web feed system RSS and was facing federal criminal charges in a controversial fraud case, has committed suicide at age 26, authorities said on Saturday.
[Reuters via Sun]
France intensified its air raids on Sunday using Rafale aircraft and Gazelle attack helicopters to pummel training camps at the heart of the vast area seized by rebels in April, while pouring hundreds of troops into the capital Bamako.
[Reuters via Sun]
Seahawks, Falcons, Tom Brady
The Ravens and Patriots will kickoff at 6:30 Sunday in a rematch of a late September regular-season game and last year's AFC championship. The 49ers, coached by Jim Harbaugh, will play in the NFC championship game Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. [Baltimore Sun]
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After six and a half years of waiting for new Justin Timberlake solo material, "Suit & Tie," a new single featuring Jay-Z and produced by Timbaland, has been released. "Suit & Tie" previews Timberlake's forthcoming third album, "The 20/20 Experience," due out later this year on RCA Records.
NAIAS, 2014 Corvette
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Chevrolet unveiled its 2014 Corvette this morning at the North American International Auto Show. GM North American President Mark Reuss said it's also expected to be the most fuel-efficient Corvette ever, though he later said gas mileage numbers have yet to be certified.
Golden Globes, Jodie Foster, Jessica Chastain, Quentin Tarantino
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One of the most stunning moments came courtesy Jodie Foster, who took to the stage to give a ... retirement speech? A coming-out speech? It was hard to tell. She was receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement when she ramped up to confess that she was … single. And while she seemed to take pains to sidestep addressing her sexual orientation she did thank her ex-partner and co-parent of her two boys, Cydney Bernard. [Los Angeles Times via Sun]
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