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Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Monday, April 9, 2012


Facebook has acquired the photo sharing service Instagram for $1 billion. Instagram is a two-year-old, 13-employee, San Francisco start-up company. They make a photo-sharing application in which one can add a variety of filters effects and share easily...

Today Google Doodle honored the 182nd birthday of Eadweard Muybridge, the man who created filmmaking. Muybridge was hired by Leland Stanford (of Stanford University) to use photography to help him prove that at one point, a trotting horse has all four of its legs off the ground. Not so commonly remembered is the fact that Muybridge was arrested and prosecuted for killing Harry Larkyns, the drama critic for the San Francisco Post. Muybridge discovered that his wife was having an affair with Larkyns, and that his son was possibly not his. He was acquitted when the jury found it a justifiable homicide...

The San Francisco chapter of Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence celebrated its 33rd year anniversary at Dolores Park on Easter Sunday. The queer activist group cross dresses as nuns as a form of celebration, and the annual Easter party includes an egg hunt, bonnet contest, burlesque show, lots of lip-synching to extended dance remixes, and the much-anticipated Hunky Jesus Contest.

Connecting the Dots brings the day's news together.

Lisa Ratner is a volunteer reporter for KALW's Crosscurrents. Her favorite topics to cover are Public Transportation, Food Politics, Gender Politics, and Film.