Tell Variance: What are Your 2011 Goals?

Let's face it. The "holiday season" unofficially begins this week. In just a few short weeks, we'll welcome a new year. Have you thought about your 2011 new year's resolutions? What are they? What do you think your chances are of sticking to your goals? Feel free to share. Your thoughts might be featured in the upcoming issue of Variance. :)

Hello, Halloween

It's that time of year again! Yes, the World Series. And Halloween. What are you dressing up as this year? Do you have any favorite traditions? What are you looking forward to about October 31st? You have three days left to plan that awesome costume...Good luck!

The Weekly Mashup

Interesting week, this one. From baby news to scandalous photo shoots, the entertainment sector has been busy. And a cholera outbreak in Haiti has authorities and humanitarians concerned. But the week wouldn’t be complete without news from Apple, Starbucks, and Toyota. In case you didn’t have time to keep up, we’ve done the work for you. Here’s the weekly MashUp.

The Weekly Mashup

Across the globe, one story dominated headlines this week. After two long months trapped underground, the Chilean miners were finally rescued as millions watched live.

In the midst of a nasty U.S. election season, celebrity drama, and over-hyped tech battles, few people were complaining about the coverage for a historical rescue from 2,000 feet below.

In case you missed the happenings of the last seven days, here's your MashUp for the week ending October 16, 2010:

World Cheers as All 33 Chilean Miners Rescued

Steve Jobs Hosts Zuckerberg for Ping Pong

T.I. Saves Life Before Sentenced Back to Prison

TJ Lavin in Critical Condition, Coma

'The Hobbit' [Finally] Gets Green Light

Borders to Offer eBook Self-Publishing

Shyne Criticizes Def Jam Records (His Label)

Google Shares Hit $600

Skype, Facebook Join Forces

Twitter "Events" Feature on Horizon

Kutcher Sells Tweet-Based Show to CBS

Book Thrown at Obama, Streaker Arrested

In Theaters: Jackass 3D, Red

Live Nation Chairman Steps Down

Ting Tings Going Back to "DIY"

'The View' Co-Hosts Walk Off Set Live

Beastie Boys Working on New Album

Bing Unveils New Katy Perry Game

Pixies Dedicate 33 Songs to 33 Miners

XM Sirius on Upswing in Third Quarter

October Issue Goes Live

The October issue of Variance Magazine is now live!

The latest edition includes the Goo Goo Dolls, Spill Canvas, Matthew Mayfield, Memphis May Fire, Underoath, and so much more!

Due to the release of Variance today, there will be no MashUp for the week ending October 1, 2010.

Check out Variance now!

The Weekly Mashup

It's 10.10.10; do you know what happened this week?

As you've probably noticed, it's been a busy time! We released the second issue of Variance Magazine online and the response has been enormous! We've had over 100,000 hits just in the last week alone.

Because of the newly-unleashed Issue #2, there was no MashUp last week. However, if you've been out of the loop the past seven days or simply don't have time to keep up, you're in luck.

It was a very interesting week, with some staggering headlines. Here's the MashUp:

Google Tests Cars That Literally Drive >>


Kanye West Makes SNL History, Names New Album >>

Voice of Dora the Explorer Sues Nickelodeon >>

Glee Tops Beatles Record for Most Hit Singles >>

Parent Organizations Blast New Miley Cyrus Video >>

Facebook Announced New "Groups" Feature >>

Ryan Seacrest to Start Television Network >>

Apple Working on Subscription-Based Music >>

Google TV Announces Programming Partners >>

Motorola Sues Apple, Seeks to Block iPhone Sales >>

Gene Simmons: Music Industry Didn't Have B***s >>

Facebook Founders Give $170k to Legalize Pot >>

Barnes & Noble eBook Platform "PubIt!" Arrives >>

Ticketmaster Will No Longer Pay Affiliates $$$ >>

Ohio State Takes No. 1, Alabama Falls >>

The Social Network Tops Box Office Again >>

In Theaters: Life as We Know It, Secretariat, More >>

Borders Makes Changes, Amps Up Merchandising >>

Worries Over Illegal eBook Downloads Grow >>

Verizon iPhone Rumors Gain Credibility >>

The Weekly Mashup

Perhaps you were one of the five people surprised by American Idol's press announcement Thursday. Maybe you've had your fingers crossed for the Verizon iPhone.

In that case, this week's headlines may be of interest for you.

As Idol heads into its last guaranteed culturally-relevant season, Sesame Street yanks a Katy Perry appearance ahead of its season premiere, and Blockbuster (finally) files for bankruptcy, it was a week of few surprises. But in case you missed it, we've got the stories and headlines that dominated web searches and trending topics!

Here is your weekly MashUp for the week ending September 24, 2010!

BlackBerry to Launch Tablet Computer

Fox Officially Announces Steven Tyler and J.Lo as New Judges

Teen Receives 21,000 Facebook RSVPs for Birthday Party

Ellen: Wife's Legal Name Changed to Portia DeGeneres

Google Says Internet Freedom is Declining

US Album Sales Recover Slightly After 19-Year Lows

Australian Teen Reveals Twitter Glitch, Takes Blame for Chaos

NBC's "The Event" Debuts with 11 Million Viewers

Bruno Mars Finally Lands at No. 1 on Hot 100

Mr. Colbert Goes to Washington...Good or Bad?

Irony: Blockbuster Files for Bankruptcy; Netflix Expands

Jurassic Park: The Musical Makes VH1's Best Week Ever

Target to Start Carrying iPad in Stores

In Theaters Now...Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, You Again

Citi Bank CEO Getting Raise from $1 Salary

Ideas for Celebrating Banned Books Week

PlayStation 3 Can Now Play 3D Blu-Ray

NBC Chief Jeff Zucker Leaving Network

Facebook Making FarmVille Less Annoying

1.4 Millions Would Switch from AT&T to Verizon

James Blunt Checking into Facebook Places

Verizon CEO Kills iPhone Speculation

Adobe Releases Video-Editing Software for Mac

Wal-mart Gets Aggressive, Reverts Back to Smaller Stores

Amazon Spruces Up Kindle Android App

Flat-screen TV Prices Getting Dirt Cheap for Christmas

Joaquin Phoenix Explains Hoax to Letterman

Jon Stewart Says He's Saddened by President Obama

Katy Perry's Sesame Street Video Canceled Upon Backlash

Lupe Fiasco and Fans to Protest Record Label

More Bumps in Road for Apple Ping: No Facebook Integration

Myspace Melts Down with Music

The Weekly Mashup

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In case you were on a vacation from the Internet this week, we've got you covered.

It's the weekend, baby. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the recap of all the stories that made ripples and waves over the last seven days!

From Oprah's Australian Adventure to a week without Facebook, this is your MashUp for the week ending September 18, 2010

Variance Magazine Announces Goo Goo Dolls as October Cover Story

Eminem, Jay-Z Bring Fans to Tears in Epic Stadium Show

Lady Gaga Sweeps the VMAs, Nabs Top Award

Twitter Gets Major Overhaul, Millions Waiting for New Features to Be Activated

Oprah Kicks Off Final Season with Bang, Taking Audience Members to Australia

Facebook CEO Zuckerburg Confesses to Controversial Instant Messages

Google to Combine Music Store with Online Storage

OnStar to Connect with Text Messages and Facebook Statuses

Music Shake-up at Warner Bros. as Top Exec Leaves

FCC to Pave Way for "Super Wi-Fi"

Starbucks Menu Changes Cause Stir

New in Theaters: The Town, Easy A, Devil, Never Let Me Go

Joaquin Phoenix "Documentary" is Not Real

Wal-Mart Announces Cheap Cell Phone Plans

Google to Make Core Products More Social

T-Mobile Sued for Blocking Pot-Related Text Messages

Barnes & Noble Expects $1 Billion Revenue from eBook Sales by 2013

Wildly Popular Music Service Spotify U.S. Launch May be Delayed Again

Kings of Leon Don't Want to Be "Too Popular"

President Obama Writes a Children's Book

Ellen DeGeneres Signs Second Artist to Her Label

UK Teen Banned from America After E-mailing Obama

Penn. College Tries Week Without Social Media

Android Gains Market Share on Competition

Goo Goo Dolls Talk Big Dreams

Formed during a time when American youth were adamantly rejecting everything about pop culture, the Goo Goo Dolls started with hopes of killing time and perhaps getting a few free beers. Having 13 Top 10 singles—something they later achieved—was nowhere in sight.

For many, this is how they see the Goo Goo Dolls: top ten singles, global tours, 10 million albums sold, and a lengthy career. But as front man Johnny Rzeznik points out, “you have to look at the facts.”

“We had been working for eight years [before ‘Name’ charted],” says Rzeznik in the October issue of Variance Magazine. “We traveled around in a crappy van before we actually hit.”

Nearly 25 years later, the Goo Goo Dolls are still just "regular" people. “We still take the trash out on Wednesday nights. We try to have as normal lives as possible. And I think that’s one of the things that’s held us together."

Perhaps that’s the reason many fans relate to the band. And it’s also one of the elements behind the new album.

“I think the Rest of Us is the most of us,” Rzeznik declares of their latest project,Something for the Rest of Us. “I think a lot of people are left out of the equation today. And we wanted to give them a voice. We're living in a tough time.”

In the latest issue of Variance, Rzeznik shares some heartfelt advice for other musicians who may be following in his footsteps, as well as the "biggest mistake" he ever made and his thoughts on the YouTube generation and changes in the music industry.