The New York Times spends 60 hours with Spore, the new and much hyped video game from the creator of SimCity, and declares that while the product is a “scintillating, empowering toy,” it is not a great game.

The Prince George’s County sheriff’s office has released a report showing, they say, that officers were justified in shooting to death two dogs when they raided the home of the Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo (who was not the intentional recipient of the package of drugs FedExed to his home). Calvo doesn’t buy it. For one, he says the sheriff’s office never asked him for his account of what happened.

Michael Moore will release his next movie, “Slacker Uprising,” as a free download and then send it to the theaters. It’s been almost 20 years since “Roger and Me”, so I guess he wanted to throw a bone to his fans.

Slate considers Palin’s chances in her first press conference.

Wanted to go camping this weekend? Fat chance.

I’m not quite sure I like the resurgence of Africa-themed patterns in hipsterwear.