GOOD DAY FOR:
The New York City clerk's office says the legalization of same-sex marriage has created a six-figure windfall for the local marriage bureau. [New York Post]
J.K. Rowling announces that she will release a novel for adults, promising that it "will be very different from the Harry Potter series." [The Daily What]
Along with expensive jewelry and art, some U.S. pawnshops begin accepting wine as collateral for loans. [Reuters]
BAD DAY FOR:
The Left Coast
A new poll finds that California is America's least-favorite state. Illinois and New Jersey had the dishonor of being runners-up, while Hawaii topped the most-popular ranks. [Newser]
A contestant on The Bachelor is caught plagiarizing a speech originally made by Carrie Bradshaw on HBO's Sex and the City. [The Frisky]
A woman in Madrid is fined 1,000 euros and gets eight days of house arrest after posting pictures of herself on Facebook wearing a shirt saying, "My ex-husband is an asshole." [Huffington Post]
For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: February 22, 2012
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- How U.S. special forces are preparing for the worst-case scenario in North Korea
- Why you shouldn't eat dog. Not even once.
- Why you should really take a nap this afternoon, according to science
- Why Israel can no longer let the Palestinian Authority be responsible for security in the West Bank
- What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
- Here's the schedule very successful people follow every day
- Grammar quiz: Do you know the passive voice?
- 7 grammar rules you really should pay attention to
- How social conservatives became a minority in need of protection
- The safest seats are at the back of the plane — and 5 other surprising facts about airline crashes
Subscribe to the Week