Prince will play the halftime show at the Super Bowl, and he's dynamic enough that he just might make it awesome. Why not?

"Truthiness" is the word of 2006, according to a survey by Merriam-Webster. The Associated Press story feels kind of old—weren't people already into the word about a year ago?—but it is of course worth reading for the Stephen Colbert quotes:

"And what an honor," he said. "Truthiness now joins the lexicographical pantheon with words like 'squash,' 'merry,' 'crumpet,' 'the,' 'xylophone,' 'circuitous,' 'others' and others."


The rare Velvet Underground LP auction ended at a high bid of $155,401. The $155,400.99 guy is probably kicking himself.

Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand has written a book about food, which Reuters turns into the most appetizing lead ever:"Munching fishbrain bread from Finland, chewing bull's testicles in Buenos Aires — touring with the rock band Franz Ferdinand can be a real culinary adventure." Joy.