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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

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

1. I was delighted to be featured with fellow blogger Kristen Levithan (aka Motherese) on the Brain, Child website for our debate over whether or not it’s OK to let your child quit. (Spoiler alert: I’m on the un-PC side of this one!)

2. As a Londoner, I absolutely loved these fake London Underground signs.

3. Via Lisa Romeo Writes, I came across this really clever post featuring a woman who inserts her adult self into her childhood photos.

4. Did you ever wonder what it would be like if Google were a Guy?

5. Finally, my pick of the week has got to go to this fantastic rendering of a conference call in real life. Genius!
Have a great weekend, everybody!

Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

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

1. Kindly drop whatever you’re doing and watch the late, great writer David Rakoff give one of his last speeches. You’ll thank me later.

2. I couldn’t have summed up my ambivalent feelings about London vs. New York better. Here’s Sarah Lyall’s take on moving back home after all these years.

3. Deconstructing the French, over at The Guardian.

4. I loved Cecilia’s post on her Only You blog about  what’s on her bookshelf, which was frighteningly similar to my own. (Maybe that’s why we clicked?)

5. And speaking of good reads, I’m all over this new e-magazine, Full Grown People which is all about…adulthood.

6. I was sort of bummed to discover The Death Clock, via The Happiness Project. Did all those cigarettes in my early 20s really take *that* much time off my age?

7. Whenever I die, I sure hope someone writes a song like this for me. (Hat tip: Lisa Romeo Writes)

Have a great weekend!

Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

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

1. Please read Jacob Bernstein’s absolutely beautiful tribute to his mother, the writer Nora Ephron.

2. And speaking of writing, you gotta love that bastion of cultural taste-setting – The New Yorker – rejecting its own story. (Hat tip: Practicing Writing.)

3. Please don’t ever ask this guy to write for free. (Hat tip: Lisa Romeo Writes)

4. Finally, for a little fun in your life, check out the *real* Harlem Shake.

 

Have a great weekend everybody!

 

 

Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

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

1. In this election season, it seems appropriate to open with an article explaining why President Obama is an introvert.

2. It also seems appropriate to take a stroll through a photographic history of presidential gaffes.

3. I literally could not stop listening to this fascinating BBC radio programme on procrastination.

4. On a serious note, and because I’m drawn to dark realism, I loved this honest account in the New York Times Modern Love column of a relationship that just wasn’t meant to be.

5. And here’s another brave and beautiful post by my friend Cecilia (of the Only You blog fame), who writes about finding her voice.

6. For lighter fare, check out Shalom Auslander’s take on what it’s like to judge a literary contest…for pre-schoolers.

7. Love, love, love Fuchsia MacAree’s alphabet of untranslatable words. Personally? I’d love to go to a fika. (Hat tip: Brainiac)

8. Finally, via Lisa Romeo Writes, have a go at this little quiz on Sporcle: is the phrase from Shakespeare…or hip hop?

Have a great weekend!

Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

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

1. If you haven’t seen New York Times tech guru David Pogue’s proposal to his girlfriend, drop whatever you’re doing and watch.

2. Over on The New Republic, Walter Kirn gives a fresh, insightful take on the current presidential race.

3. I loved these murals of President Obama on Slate.

4. Readers will adore Madam Mayo’s tips for decluttering a library. (And don’t you dare miss that weird Ikea video…)

5. Finally, what writers eat. (Hat tip: Lisa Romeo Writes)

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 was quite taken with Anne Taylor Fleming’s sharp, insightful piece in Politico about how the 2012 election is shaping up to be a debate over the female body.

2. Charles Dickens was born 200 years ago this month and London is aflutter with all things Dickens right now. Here’s the actor (and Dickens biographer) Simon Callow giving a walking tour of some of the locations in this city that were important to the famous author, over at the Guardian. Amazing.

3. And as long as we’re being British, do head over to perezhilton.com and check out Saturday Night Live’s hilarious parody of what a superbowl ad for Downton Abbey would look like.

4. At The Chronicle of Higher Education, Kathryn Blanchard discusses post-tenure depression.

5. I got a real kick out of reading about how Slate readers would alter computer keyboards to make them more user-friendly.

6. My new favorite blog is Lists of Note, where famous – and not so famous – lists are compiled. Take a look at Roald Dahl’s (handwritten!) list of vocabulary words for Gobblefunk (from the BFG.) Wow. (Hat tip: Lisa Romeo Writes)

7. And then there’s always Rick Santorum’s Hanukkah card, which is great if you’re…um…Christian.

 

Have a great weekend!

Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

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

1. We’ve got lots of fun and lovely fare this week on Friday Pix and what better way to kick it off than with a video from paris (im)perfect on How to fake French? Love it.

2. Oh, McSweeney’s! You really are too clever by half. Here’s the extremely witty, extremely meta personal essay by personal essay (by Christy Vannoy). Wish I’d thunk a that mee-self. (Hat tip: Lisa Romeo Writes)

3. The classiest “I just got sacked” letter ever written goes to J.Hoberman, former film critic for The Village Voice, who was shown his way out of the building after 34 years. (Hat tip: Freakonomics)

4. Because I linked last week to Shit White Girls Say…To Black Girls, I just had to follow it up with Shit Christians Say To Jews. I’m not even Jewish and I’ve heard half of these.

5. Finally, I absolutely adore the Doodling in Math Class videos on The Boston Globe’s Brainiac blog. Fab!

 

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 love Bill Keller’s plea for Congress to start reciting poetry in The New York Times Magazine. (Hat tip: Practicing Writing)

2. And speaking of poetry, here’s what it looks like when writers experience schadenfreude. (Hat tip: Lisa Romeo Writes)

3. If, like me, you spent years of your life attending academic conferences, you’ll love this post on ASA Vegas Bingo at orgtheory.net.

4. Via Communicatrix’s ongoing 50-for-50 birthday extravaganza, I came across my new favorite blog, 37 Days by writer Patti Digh. Here’s a great post on why all we need to add pleasure to our to-do list.

5. Washington, DC natives will adore this DC stereotype map.

6. Finally, it’s about time that someone thought of this. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the male corset.

 

Have a great weekend!

Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

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

1. In case you didn’t get to see it live, here’s a running commentary of Oprah Winfrey’s last television show by Guardian writer Kira Cochrane. LOL funny. (Read from the bottom up.)

2. Not to be out done, the Boston Globe’s Alex Beam weighs in with his own curmudgeonly take on the daytime television superstar.

3. On a more upbeat note, author Wally Lamb tells his Oprah story. An inspirational tale for all writers.

4. Also moving is writer Tim Johnston’s account in Salon of what happened when he was plucked from obscurity by author/humorist David Sedaris. (Side note: I am seeing Sedaris live tonight!)

5. Love, love, love this story of how Nicola Morgan – of Help! I Need A Publisher! fame – created yesterday’s #1 trending topic on Twitter with the hashtag #lessinterestingbooks. Read the post and join in the fun!

6. Finally, because I like to read sad books, I was naturally drawn to this list of ten devastatingly sad books (of which I’ve of course already read 2/3!) (Hat tip: Lisa Romeo Writes)

 

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 absolutely adored this video about Kafka’s fitness routine over at Slate by my colleague Sarah Wildman (with a little help from her Dad.)

2. Here’s a beautifully rendered essay by Lisa K. Friedman in the New York Times about the e-affair.

3. Writers near and far will instantly relate to the painful truths found over at Bo’s Cafe Life. (Hat tip: Lisa Romeo Writes.) I’m particularly fond of the entry on January 22nd.

4. And speaking of writing, you will also enjoy Victor Borge’s act, phonetic punctuation.

5. The Oatmeal never disappoints. Here’s another brilliant comic strip – this one entitled Why I Don’t Cook At Home.

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