Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

Every Friday I point you to some recommended reading for the weekend.

1. I feel about Michael Kinsley the way I feel about Michael Lewis:  if he’s writing, I’m reading. Here’s Kinsley in his debut Politico column writing about that rare commodity in American politics and journalism: intellectual honesty.

2. I loved this touching essay about marriage, parenting and what we learn from our kids’ drawings by Cecilia (of the fabulous Only You blog), which was featured in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star’s Cribsheet column. We’ve all been there, I think.

3. For a beautiful visual history of modern art, have a look at the Modern Art Timeline. Way Cool.

4. Also in the department of visual – and funny – here’s a slide show of “Chinglish” (Chinese meets English) at The New York Times. I must say, it’s really hard to top “Fragrant, Hot Marxism.”

5. If you want another really good laugh, check out the “If You Do This In An Email, I Hate You” comic strip at The (Hat Tip: ‘Cross The Pond)

6. Then be sure to go and read the entire entry – “Snakes In A Bar” – at Dating Experiences Of A Woman…In Hollywood. It brings whole new meaning to the concept “bad date.” (Hat tip: Communicatrix)

7. Finally – and definitely not for those who dislike profanity – here’s a mock Twitter Feed for Chicago Mayor Hopeful Rahm Emanuel called @MayorEmanuel. I think they’ve managed to nicely capture Rahm’s…um…voice.

Enjoy your weekend!

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  • Reply Erin

    October 9, 2010, 4:23 pm

    All of them fabulous – as always. Thanks for the hat tip – The Oatmeal is delish.

  • Reply Hilary

    October 11, 2010, 4:14 pm

    Hi Delia .. thanks for these .. the Modern Art looks interesting .. as does the Chinglish ..

    I’ll be popping over to pay a visit .. thanks – have a good week .. still warm thank goodness .. Hilary

  • Reply Cecilia

    October 13, 2010, 2:09 pm

    Thanks so much for the plug, Delia! :-) You’re always great.

    I remember the slideshow on Chinglish…that kind of thing always cracks me up, since growing up with Chinese parents I used to experience it on a daily basis…

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