Posts Tagged ‘Monday Medley’

Monday Medley

What we read after shoveling snow…

  • Pope Benedict XVI is resigning, which a pope hasn’t done in, oh, about 600 years. Undoubtedly, Charles V had something to do with this.

Monday Medley

What we read while putting away our hoodies and Skittles…

Monday Medley

What we read while getting ready for our huge Ramadan party…

Monday Medley

What we read while watching Bin Laden watch himself…

Monday Medley

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.
  • 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.

Monday Medley

What we read while they did everything besides read Lolita in Tehran.

  • Speaking of DFW, if you’ve always planned on reading Infinite Jest and just never had the time, this summer is the perfect chance to start. We at NPI heartily recommend it.
  • Ever wonder the daily routine of your favorite writer or artist? The fascinating Daily Routines blog compiles the daily routines of an array of interesting people ranging from Immanuel Kant to C.S. Lewis.