On occasional Fridays, I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere:
a. One of my favorite new (to me) websites is The Conversation, whose tagline “Academic Rigor, Journalist Flair” had me from “Hello.” Check out this fantastic post on why zebras aren’t like horses. (“They look like stripey horses so why can’t we ride them?”)
b. Another recent discovery is Better After 50, a website devoted to sharing real stories from women about life after 50. I was thrilled that they featured my recent post about the Brangelina divorce as well as one on friendship in adulthood.
c. If, like many of us, you’ve been pondering that whole Bob Dylan Nobel Prize thang, distinguished writer (and friend!) Naomi J. Williams has a hilarious blog imagining what would happen if we opened up all of the Nobel prizes to other disciplines.
d. On a more serious note, BBC Mundo has some absolutely gorgeous and heartbreaking photos of the war in Colombia.
e. If you’re a Billy Joel fan (say it loud, friends) you will love this archive of interviews and performances with the pop star. Here he is talking about Piano Man. Sniff.
f. In the category of “Just For Fun,” here are famous art masterpieces revisioned with smartphones. Brilliant.
g. And finally, over on Slate, I give you the Dress Tent.
Have a fantastic weekend!