Every Friday I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere:
1. I spent all morning listening to this riveting interview between New York Magazine columnist Frank Rich and Stephen Sondheim about the composer’s life. Sondheim is smart, thoughtful and laugh-out-loud funny. Best thing I’ve heard in ages.
2. I’ve had several friends who lost their children to terminal illnesses. Here’s a beautiful and sad essay by Emily Rapp in the New York Times about parenting a child whom you know is going to die.
3. Over on Emptyage, there’s a wonderful send-up of Gen X cynicism about the current recession.
4. Naomi J. Williams has a terrific analysis of my new favorite television show, appropriately titled Occupy Downton Abbey.
Have a great weekend!