01. Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Survivor of 2 Atomic Blasts, Dies at 93

“Tsutomu Yamaguchi, the only official survivor of both atomic blasts to hit Japan in World War II, died Monday in Nagasaki, Japan. He was 93… Mr. Yamaguchi, as a 29-year-old engineer for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, was in Hiroshima on a business trip when the United States dropped the first atomic bomb on the morning of Aug. 6, 1945. He was getting off a streetcar when the so-called Little Boy device detonated above the city.” (nyt)

02. Las Vegas

“Las Vegas is a problem that won’t go away. Though the city has lately suffered the highest foreclosure rate in the United States, and its largest development, the $8.5 billion CityCenter is struggling to make its loan payments (even with the help of the troubled financial behemoth Dubai World), Las Vegas is now so deeply embedded in the collective American imagination that you might say it’s too important to fail.” (designobserver)

03. Girls Gone Grabblin’ DVD

“We now bring you the first and only Girls Gone Grabblin’ DVD ever produced. Be one of the first to watch & be amazed as 35 Southern Women bring you the thrill of catching catfish weighing up to 44lbs. with their hands and wrestling them to the bank. This video of catfish grabblin’ has more than 30 exciting scenes to keep you, your family & friends amused and entertained for years to come.” (coudal)

04. The Knife To Release Darwin Opera Album (above)

“With live performances of Tomorrow, In A Year currently taking place, the Swedish brother-sister duo have collaborated with Mt. Sims and Planningtorock to release a studio version of the project, which will be released in March.” (thequietus) (photo: Elin Berge)

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