Won't you accept this semi-hearty offering of randomness as an apology for staying away for so long? We shouldn't have left you:
Gawker calls for a "full accounting" of Steve Jobs' reputation, pointing out the "Bad Steve" split in his personality.
Beyond Rick Perry's infamous West Texas hunting camp dubbed Niggerhead, Slate has found hundreds of other offensively named towns and geographic features. How about Chinaman Bayou in Louisiana?
At Guernica, there are three pieces on #OccupyWallStreet: One suggests the movement should maybe consider chucking the verb "occupy" for something a little less, well colonial and tyrannical; and the second, gets some perspective from a union organizer's POV -- looks as though the MSM weren't the only one's doing the scoffing at the assemblage of the "radical fringe."
And the lastly, an article from Joel Whitney on how peaceful movements best gain public sympathy when their actions are contrasted by the violent push back from the state or other government entity. Maybe demonstrators on Wall St should think about writing a special "Thank You" letter to the NYPD...
ABC News: "Peter Singleton and Michelle McCormick left their jobs, homes, and families to move to Iowa to campaign for Sarah Palin. Wednesday evening they found out they didn't have a candidate." Surely, that couldn't have been surprising to them.
Kenyon Farrow speaks about violence against black bodies and the politics of innocence at a Troy Davis memorial in New York City last weekend.
White woman calls her white SlutWalking sistren on their (inadvertent?) racism via Tumblr.
And we used to joke that if women ruled the world their would be no war ... Nobel Peace Prize goes to band of women: President Ellen Johns Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee of Liberia, and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen.
The New York Times had a piece about a big scandal that's been brewing in the food world for awhile, though you wouldn't know it's a scandal from the article's tame flavor. The big meat, diary and egg associations have formed an alliance to fight the good food movement typified by folks like Michael Pollan, and these industries posit that they're the underdogs in the relationship. The group gets some of its funding from mandatory fees farmers pay for marketing purposes, and so rank and file farmers have been upset about this for sometime.
Rationing out important drugs doesn't sound like a first world problem but it is happening, right here in the USA.
Last weekend Scott Timberg bemoaned the death of the creative class, arguing that thanks to the slumping economy and the Internet, it's harder for book editors, musicians, writers and other members of the "knowledge class" to make a living. Over at The Atlantic Cities, Richard Florida counters that the hits sustained by the creative class pale in comparison to the millions of layoffs and wage decreases for blue collar workers since 2008.
In a very sweet piece, NPR's "Kitchen Window" delves into something every grandma on the world knows: homemade food is comforting during rough times.
Dave Zirin wonders why ESPN was surprised that Hank Williams, Jr., compared President Obama to Hitler? Did they know nothing of his previous work?
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