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Beginning today, we'll be pointing you toward GOOD-approved stories, blog posts, graphics, and more around the web each morning. Have a look (then come right back):-California may not be ready to tolerate gay marriage; Silverton, Oregon, on the other hand, just elected America's first transgendered mayor: Stu Rasmussen.-The people in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo now have access to Ushahidi, the Google maps mashup for on-the-fly citizen journalism. Community members can use it to report all manner of crimes, and we can all get an accurate picture of the grim situation.-Nothing good at the multiplex? The Margaret Mead Film Festival comes to New York's American Museum of Natural History this weekend with a lineup of gritty documentaries. (Via The Village Voice)-Behind a faux Toronto storefront, the city street-bus shelters, billboards, and all-has been enclosed indoors (think Synecdoche, New York, but smaller). Running through November 23, "A City Renewal Project" isolates parts of the city's past to show how quickly its landscape is shifting. (Via Torontoist)-Emergency housing isn't the only thing being shrunk to the size of a backyard shed. The Guardian reports on shed-size nuclear reactors that will be available in five years; each unit would be able to power 20,000 homes for a cost of $1,250 per household.-This year's Web 2.0 Summit was held last week. Have they really not renamed that yet? There must be a Web 4.5 Summit by now. Anyway, here are videos of the presentations. Check out the chat with electric car-dreamer and recent Wired coverguy Shai Agassi.-From the GOOD Community: User shiftshane plugs the Art House's "Sketchbook Project." You sign up, they'll send you a Moleskin notebook. You fill it with thoughts and drawings. They take it on a six-city exhibition.(Photo from the Denver Water Campaign. Via Treehugger.)
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