Weekend Reading and Entertainment: 08/29/09

While I work on a few upcoming blog posts, here is a collection of stories I’ve come across over the past little while:

– I wrote about the Pete Yorn show I saw in Seattle last week.
– Richard Florida always tweets interesting stuff. This week he posted stories about the vision of former New York City Mayor John Lindsay, a list of proposed high-speed rail projects in the US, and a 100 year old walkable, transit-oriented community.
– In the province of Alberta, where I live, we’ve gone from record surpluses to a record deficit. Daveberta has a good take on the situation.
– Third Eye Blind, one of my favourite bands from my teen years, is riding another crest of popularity.
– My friend Andy Grabia is blogging again, both on his own site and on The Battle of Alberta. On the former he has a great story about changes at the University of Alberta, and on the latter he’s asking tough questions about the proposed new hockey arena in Edmonton.
– Sort of funny, and more than a little awkward. Deadspin covers the issue of groupies at the Little League World Series.

Finally, like many I was saddened to hear about Senator Ted Kennedy’s passing. I haven’t read a lot of the coverage yet, but there are two pieces I have been told are must-reads: the Boston Globe 7-part series, and Michael Kelly’s 1990 GQ piece. I also enjoyed this New York Times piece about his relationship with his second wife, Victoria.

Enjoy your weekend.


One Response

  1. Thanks for the love, Abboud. It’s good to be back.

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