Here’s a list of the articles, posts and ideas that have had my interest this week. Enjoy.
news sources being read by state : See the interactive map from FORBES to discover what news sources are the most read per state. You’d be surprised at Tennessee’s top news source, but not at Texas’s!
google art project : I used to take the fact that I’ve been able to travel the world and see famous pieces of art when others haven’t as a kind of badge of honor. The more I notice the presence of inequalities and injustices that make that possible for me and not for others, it makes me happy to see that google has done it again by potentially bringing the masterpieces of the global world to kids trapped in their own neighborhoods. Awesomeness.
BBC news in pictures : I’m always a fan of BBC’s weekly news in pictures, but this week stood out in particular. With a trend of incredibly irrelevant news stories I see, it’s always good to remember what is actually going on around the globe, however biased BBC is likely to be as well. My favorite pic is from the Church of the Sepulcher from Maundy Thursday. I remember walking those floors.
the best new eats around baseball : Needless to say, I would definitely pay over $20 bucks for a two foot long “champion dog” at the Texas Rangers. Shut your face, I’m starving after looking at these! Not to mention, if you’re a foodie, Food Republic should be on your list of web faves anyway.
LSJ|relinquishing power in doing justice : A great post written the folks at Common Ground in Cape Town. We talked in my class just a few weeks ago about the way paternalism sneaks into every effort to do good, and what kind of holy interactions we are missing out on when we ignore it. Here’s a good reminder from my other home in Cape Town.
A few other mentions:
What Kids Should Know about Their Own Brains
Joel Robinson’s Whimsical Joy of Reading Photography