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    Mar 14th 2011 6:33PM
    Categories in the Spotlight, March Edition
    Hi Everyone!

    Today we're happy to bring you the first in an occasional series of posts which will highlight some DMOZ categories on popular, noteworthy and breaking news topics.


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    The 2011 Christchurch Earthquake and the 2011 Cricket World Cup
    An aftershock of the 2010 earthquake, the quake that struck the Canterbury region of New Zealand's South Island at 12:51 pm on 22 February 2011 local time was more destructive and deadlier than its predecessor. The epicenter of the 6.3-magnitude quake was two kilometers west of the port village of Lyttelton and ten kilometers southeast of Christchurch. Hundreds have been reported dead or missing and estimates of the damage exceed NZ$16 billion.

    Editor bldarter has collected a comprehensive set of listings, including RSS feeds, covering the disaster and its aftermath: Christchurch NZ 2011.

    In an interview, Pete Dawson told Television New Zealand, "We'll rebuild. Of course, we will. We're resilient people, we're Cantabrians, you know. And we've got a World Cup to look forward to."

    As if on cue, bldarter also provides DMOZ's 2011 Cricket World Cup coverage.

    The 2010 Copiapo Mining Accident
    On August 5, 2010, the San Jose mine, 28 miles north of Copiapo, Chile collapsed trapping thirty-three miners 2,300 feet underground. On October 13, 2010, after sixty-nine days underground, all thirty-three miners were rescued.

    The story doesn't end there. The news media and a blogger bring us the miners' continuing stories: 2010 Copiapo Mining Accident.

    Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
    A musical comedy mini-series, it is the story of Dr. Horrible (Neil Patrick Harris) on his mission to become a true villain and join the elite Evil League of Evil, all while enamoured with his love interest Penny (Felicia Day), and impeded by his nemesis Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion). In addition to the mini-series there is a series of comic books, some of which centre around the supporting characters.

    Directed by Joss Whedon and written during the 2007-2008 Writers Guild of America strike, the story was created as an inexpensive mini-series to show a professional production could be produced without the assistance of big corporations. Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog was aired online July 15-19, 2008. Early the following year, a special in-character appearance aired during the 2009 Emmy Awards. Emmy Award winning, the series also won a Hugo award for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form), the People's Choice Awards USA for Favorite Online Sensation, and seven Streamy Awards.

    Enjoy the category Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, created by editor shadowlight.

    Author Laura Hillenbrand
    Laura Hillenbrand's first book, Seabiscuit: An American Legend (2001) tells the account of Seabiscuit, the unlikely champion racehorse owned by a former bicycle mechanic, trained by reticent "Silent Tom", ridden by a jockey beset by bad luck and life-threatening injuries. Seabiscuit captured the hearts of Americans during the Great Depression. The bestselling book was made into a movie in 2003.

    Hillenbrand's second book, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, released in November, 2010, tells the story of Louis Zamperini, a runner whose Olympic aspirations were interrupted by World War II. A bombadier on a B-42, he survived a plane crash and was adrift in the Pacific Ocean for 47 days before being captured and held as a prisoner of war until the war ended. The screen rights to the book, a New York Times bestseller and named top book of 2010 by Time, have been acquired by Universal Pictures.

    Find out more about this author who not only has written two bestsellers but done so while incapacitated by illness: Laura Hillenbrand

    Japan Earthquake

    Within hours of the disaster, editors had compiled listings of sites providing information about the earthquake and the tsunami it triggered, including news sites in Japan: Sendai, Japan 2011 and, thanks to afsitalia, 2011 - Séisme et tsunami au Japon.
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