What we read while pondering confirmation bias:
- Time‘s profile of Newark Mayor Cory Booker warms one of our Jersey-raised hearts, even if it fails to answer its most intriguing question: How has the election of Obama “diluted the Booker brand?” Sean Gregory’s piece seems to do a better job of getting to know Booker in a shorter amount of time–see: the “Frasier” anecdote–than last year’s Esquire profile that earned a letter to the editor from Booker himself. Of course, all these profiles of Booker give credence to the criticism that the mayor can’t get enough publicity.
- You know what we never understood about Frogger? Drowning. Aren’t frogs amphibians? As in, gills and lungs? Or are we remembering freshman year bio wrong? (N.B. The main problem with this version: You can’t get “just the right amount of grease on the joystick.”)
- An extensive profile of the the NPI-consensus best announcing trio in baseball… and sports. Hat Tip to Neil Best whose Watchdog blog we also endorse, particularly for those interested in sports media.
- We blogged about Paul McCartney this week and, so, it’s fitting to reccomend this fascinating interview with the Beatles’ sound engineer Geoff Emerick. His memoir/account of his time with the Beatles, Here, There, and Everywhere, is highly recommended.