Every Friday I point you towards some recommended reading for the blogosphere:
1. In light of President Obama’s landmark endorsement of gay marriage, I offer you 14 steps that will help you evolve your views on gay marriage at Buzz Feed.
2. This New Yorker blog post on Putin’s Inauguration as Russian President by Julia Ioffe is funny and depressing in equal measure.
3. In other news, children’s author and illustrator Maurice Sendak died. Here’s a really smart analysis of the underlying message in his children’s books by Ann Hulbert at Slate.
4. Also, don’t forget to take this Washington Post quiz to see how well you really know Sendak.
5. Vidal Sassoon also died. Here’s a wonderful slideshow of his most famous haircuts at The Guardian.
6. On a lighter note, Idea Peepshow lets you vote on your favorite name in Public Radio. (Do not miss the song!)
7. Sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction: Prince Charles gives a weather report. (And rocks it!)
8. Finally, if you’re looking to put an extra spring in your step, check out Ben Aaron’s dance walking fitness video. Love the Eminem guy!
Have a great weekend everybody!