What we read while making sure OUR balloons were properly secured….
- In case you missed it due to its very subtle and low-key promotion, Where the Wild Things Are came out this weekend and did quite well. Here’s an interview with writer Dave Eggers, director Spike Jonze, and actors Catherine Keener and Max Records. Yes, all four of them at once.
- One week after Esquire came out with its “Sexiest Woman Alive” issue, GQ did its best to top its rival. And, well, Kate Beckinsale: You’re on notice. (And just in case you’re reading, January, we like beer and pizza, too! Like, a lot!)
- The (to us) forced connection to dogfighting notwithstanding, the New Yorker’s Malcolm Gladwell takes an interesting look into football and head trauma. Gladwell–as usual?–isn’t exactly breaking new ground. Kyle Turley, the retired offensive lineman Gladwell features, has been passionate about the issue for a few years. And Sunday’s Star-Ledger chronicled the story of a 16-year-old girl whose 11 concussions have influenced all parts of her life.
- The Big Lead extrapolates another Star-Ledger sports story to ponder the plight of the white running back. Where are you, Keith Elias?