December 29th, 2011


"(here, the zombies represent FRIENDSHIP)"

* Good read: reporting from inside Syria's insurgency.
* "But to truly help the middle class, we must take on our nation's exploding economic inequality."
* Examining the army of private contractors we are keeping in Iraq.
* Why Irish WW2 vets keep their service a secret.
* Remember, Governor Perry, activist judges are bad unless you need one.
* Boo! Romney comes out in favor of commercials during Sesame Street.
* Japan's December standard is Beethoven's "Ode to Joy."
* Chris Sims interviews Ryan North on writing the new Adventure Time comic book.


reading between the, uh, lines

"We must recognize how easy it is to alter reality; when it comes to journalism and documentary photography, there must be an assumption that authenticity and truth are guiding principles. If we don't have that, then we don't have trust. And if we don't have trust, we have a breakdown in communication within society."