This Friday, I point you to some recommended reading around the blogosphere:
1. Last week during all the hullabaloo surrounding the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, I wrote a piece for PoliticsDaily.com about why East Germans feel somewhat differently about the Wall. Here’s a spectacular slide show on the Wall from The Guardian.
2. I was delighted to stumble across Wikipedia Files by some of my old colleagues at Chicago Public Radio’s sister site, Vocalo. It’s a show where the producers interview people about the accuracy of their Wikipedia files. Be sure to listen to the entry on John Hodgman.
3. If you’re a wordsmith, you’ll enjoy this zany brainteaser that lets you construct your own academic sentence. (Hat tip: @cmmayo). I also enjoyed this entry on the meaning of the new verb “Stupak” from Urban Dictionary. (Hat tip: Salon’s Broadsheet.)
4. Here’s an interesting analysis from the Christian Science Monitor about why voters’ age mattered so much in the latest elections.
5. I was also intrigued by this analysis in Forbes about why green jobs won’t save California’s economy.
6. Finally, if you’ve ever fantasized about tossing it all away and running off to start a commune, here’s one writer’s justification for doing just that in The Guardian.
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