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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

This Friday I point you to some worthwhile reading around the blogosphere:

1. Fascinating profile in June Issue of Vanity Fair of Alfred Ochs Sulzberger Jr. , publisher of that most grown-up of newspapers, The New York Times – as he struggles to keep the Gray Lady afloat. While you’re at it, hop over to the New Yorker to read the profile of Mexican Businessman Carlos Slim who is now the leading shareholder (outside the Sulzberger family) of the New York Times.

2. Feel like facebook is aging? Have a look at this generational take on social media over at Macworld.com.

3. And speaking of generation gaps (and the Gray Lady herself), this New York Times article explains why youth may be an asset to venture capital firms.

4. I’ve owned up before to being a regular over at Salon.com’s Life section. These two articles – one on our collective obsession with the First Family and the other about women writers – explain why. Great writing and analysis…often by women!

5. Finally, I always love discovering thoughtful blogs about the writing process. In A Writing Year, novelist Christina Baker Kline talks about the day to day struggles of an (already published!) author. Some really nice stuff in there.

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Friday Pix: Some Fun Things to Read Over the Weekend

Today, I’d like to direct you to a few things around the blogosphere worth having a look at:

1. Terrific new webzine called Double X, which is an outgrowth of Slate’s XX Factor column. Read here what editor Hanna Rosin has to say about why we need another women’s magazine. I particularly liked this thoughtful post by Virginia Postrel on middle age regret.

2. Interesting article in Forbes predicting a shrinking of the generation gap, as old and young people alike embrace a new responsibility ethic.

3. A quiz for grown ups on Practically at Home.

4. And finally, a propos of nothing, a fun essay in The Guardian about the revival of the exclamation point (Hat Tip: Lisa Romeo Writes).

Enjoy!