Happy Friday, grownups! Clay is on vacation, so here is some stuff from around the internet that I liked this week:
- It seems like everyone I know is having a feelingsy week. Take a look at these beautiful gifs (no, seriously) from Buzzfeed and be still. Then go outside or something.
- Guernica has published excerpts from Eduardo Galeano’s new book, Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History. (Can’t quite place the name? Galeano is the author of Open Veins of Latin America, the book Chavez gave Obama when he visited the White House in 2009).
- NPR did a cool interview with Iggy Pop that I really liked. If you can, listen to it. Iggy Pop has a great radio voice.
- I really enjoy this blog called FosterWee, written by a New York couple fostering a 10-year-old girl named Blitzen who is obsessed with mermaids. It tackles the cross-cutting issues of parenting, trauma, education, and childhood development – by telling their story. I’m on this “narrative fills in the gaps of theory” kick. Whatever. Ask me about it over beers and just read this post.
- If you want to read some of the best, most accessible economics reporting in all the land, read or listen to Marketplace’s Wealth & Poverty desk by American Public Media.
- Or, if you just want to look at pictures when you’re on the internet, The Atlantic Cities has a sampling from the Paris Photo international art fair.
- More pictures: Jonathan Kalan at the Matador Network spends 24 hours in Mogadishu, Somalia.
- And in case you need a giggle after those heavy reads, check out Splitsider’s latest edition of This Week in Podcasts.