Sunday, April 10, 2011

Weekend Links

"A Murder Foretold," David Grann's article on a political murder in Guatemala, is a fantastic piece of long-form journalism.

Mario Cuomo, former governor of New York, beloved by my Sicilian grandparents and liberals everywhere, was profiled in the New York Times Magazine.

L.J. Davis, a journalist and novelist who lived in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, and one of the earliest writers in the brownstone Brooklyn literature culture, died Friday at the age of 70. His novel A Meaningful Life, set in the earliest wave of 1970's gentrification, was an influence on Jonathan Lethem, among others.

Virginia Heffernan, the New York Times' startlingly perceptive cultural critic, discussed internet addiction and how its perhaps not as worrisome as everybody assumes it to be.

The cooking blog Picky Palate's feature on Oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookies was mouth-watering.

Mother Jones has a clever illustration of what the covers of our favorite albums would look like . . . if they were books. Very cool.

Did the White Stripes help prevent a government shutdown?

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