Thursday, February 28, 2013

Post Oscar chat: Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence

While the Oscar were held Last Sunday night, the conversation about two winners continues through the week revealing intense hatred for one and a love for the other. In this week's Mercury Google Hang Out, we discuss the backlash hatred for Oscar winner Anne Hathaway and the new found love of Jennifer Lawrence.

To be a part of our next discussion, contact Diane Hoffman at

Pope Benedict's last day

Follow along in the video feed and Scribble Live feed below as events unfold during Pope Benedict's last day in office.


Monday, February 18, 2013

Who will take home an Oscar?

The 85th annual Academy Awards take place on Sunday, Feb. 24. Who will take home the top awards this year? We break down the nominees.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Google Hangout: Romantic movies for Valentine's Day

Mercury Community Engagement Editor Diane Hoffman discusses romantic movies for Valentine's Day with Mercury reporters Caroline Sweeney, Frank Otto and Evan Brandt, along with bloggers Jimmy Ettele of Founding A Father and Andrea Mowery of About 100%.

To join in our next conversation, send an email to

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

LIVE CHAT: 2013 State of the Union address

Follow along and add your voice to this live chat during President Barack Obama's State of the Union address tonight, Feb. 12.


Friday, February 8, 2013

How a Nor'easter is formed

Live storm blog

Follow as New England and New York deal with a big winter storm that's expected to drop as much of three feet of snow in some spots.

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LIVE MAP: Track Nor'easter Nemo

Track Nor'easter Nemo as the storm heads to New England, where it is expected to drop several feet of snow, using the live weather map below.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Manhunt on for ex L.A. cop accused in killings


Vote for the best romantic movie

We asked our readers on Facebook what their favorite romantic movie was. Mercury staff culled the resulting responses down to 10. Below are the top 10 romantic movies as submitted by our readers in no particular order. Readers can vote on their favorite movie and the top movies by vote will be listed in a future edition of The Mercury and online at, as well as on our Facebook page,