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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

Every Friday I point you to some recommended reading around the blogosphere: 1. If you’ve read even one book in Stieg Larsson’s...

Every Friday I point you to some recommended reading around the blogosphere:

1. If you’ve read even one book in Stieg Larsson’s magnificent Millennium Trilogy (e.g. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) you will love Nora Ephron’s spoof of Larsson’s series in The New Yorker. (And when you’re done with that, check out my colleague Luisita Lopez Torregrosa’s take on why Lisbeth Salander is the iconic heroine of our age at

2. While we’re on the topic of feminist heroines for our age, have a look at Salon’s interview with The Daily Show’s new correspondent Olivia Munn. (Must read if you’ve been following the whole JezebelDaily Show face-off over Munn’s new job.)

3. An old friend of mine has just started a delightfully funny, self-mocking look at what it’s like to be a white middle-class professional woman in NYC. If you like Stuff White People Like you will *love* Another Bourgeois Dilemma.

4. I really enjoyed Andrew Heller’s insightful take on why summers in the old days were so much better than they are now at the Flint Journal. Of course, anyone who still references “Kick the Can” has my vote any day.

5. One of my favorite new (to me) blogs, Strangling My Muse, posted last week about the “To Don’t” list. God, do I need one of those…

6. Finally, for those of you who still pine for a mullet, here’s my look over at at Iran’s ban on Western haircuts. (My subtitle that was dropped: Last of the Mohawkans…pity.)

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  1. Patricia July 9, 2010 at 8:08 pm #

    I am just finishing the 3rd Dragon Tattoo books – I can hardly put it down…good to read on a 98F’ summers day…now I can hardly wait to read all your recommendations. Thank you
    I so enjoy your Friday posts

  2. Strangling My Muse July 10, 2010 at 12:30 am #

    Thanks for including me in this roundup, Delia — I love my new “To Don’t” pad! Looks like I’m in good company here. I’m looking forward to reading your other recommendations.

    ~Sandy Ackers

  3. Daryl Boylan July 11, 2010 at 5:00 pm #

    re: good point that disagreements at the top of totaliterian regimes often signal good news coming (eventually) for those who resent ridiculous rules. Bad news is that before positive changes happen, reactionary forces often become more frantic — and cruel — about enforcing said rules.

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