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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

On Fridays, I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere:

1. I’ve read a lot of smart analyses of the 2012 presidential race, but few as poignant – and on the money – as this one by my colleague Melinda Henneberger, on why rape shoudn’t be used to score political points.

2. Also timely post-Hurricane Sandy is this retrospective on hilarious wind-blown reporters in The Huffington Post. (Hat tip: Donna Trussell)

3. Is Holden Caufield really passé? Perish the thought! I just gave Catcher in the Rye to my 11 year-old to read…

4. I absolutely adored Kristen’s take on blogging and community, written on the third anniversary of her fantastic blog, Motherese.

5. Finally, in case you’re wondering why I love living in Europe, I give you the spermbullit.

Have a great weekend!

Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

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.

5. I’m afraid this one cuts a bit too close to the bone. In the ever-hilarious, “So You Want…” series, I give you “So You Want To Write A Novel.” Ouch. (Hat tip: @donnatrussell)

 

Have a great weekend!

 

 

 

Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

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

1. In case you missed this feel-good moment of the century, here’s Paul Simon letting a fan come up on stage and perform one of his songs.

2. Equally inspirational is this commencement speech by NPR science correspondent Robert Krulwich on the future of journalism. If this doesn’t move you to go out and pursue your dreams, nothing will.

3. In other news, for those following the whole Lars Von Trier/Hitler/Cannes saga, this you tube video is priceless.

4. Loved Salon’s virtual tour of the world’s most inviting bookstores.

5. Also loved this sneak peak at book covers that didn’t make it over on the New York Times. (Ummm…Wetlands? Hello?)

6. I’m always drawn to stories about the kindness of strangers. Joan Wickersham has a great tale about drive-by kindness in the Boston Globe.

7. Finally, in the department of random, quirky and fun, read the Guardian’s interview with Director John Waters. Hat tip: Donna Trussell.

 

Have a great weekend!

Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

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

1. This is now a bit dated, but if you haven’t seen these two ads back to back, it’s a must. The first is Delaware senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell’s “I’m You” ad in which she dispels all those pesky rumors that she’s really a witch. The second is a You Tube parody of the O’Donnell ad which is just…well, priceless.

2. In a campaign season featuring the likes of those ads, it’s no wonder that my Politics Daily colleague Donna Trussell came up with this post to characterize America’s political “moment” right now, aptly entitled Witches and Whores and Sluts, Oh My!

3. I got a real kick out of the Funniest Notes To Thieves Ever Written over at The Huffington Post.

4.  And as long as we’re looking at lists, you won’t want to miss The World’s Eight Strangest Sex Remedies at the Global Post.

5. I’ve mentioned before how much I love Strangling My Muse, a blog designed to inspire creativity. Check out this Neruda writing prompt and tell me that you don’t just want to grab a pen and start writing!

6. Finally, here’s a beautiful video about dancing in the streets.

Have a great weekend!

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