Weekend Reading

by Susan on November 30, 2012

The Quiet Rise of the Much-Maligned Condo from The Atlantic Cities.

Inside Fast Food Workers’ Historic Fight for Living Wages from The Atlantic Cities.

100 Notable Books of 2012 from The New York Times.

Can a Jellyfish Unlock the Secret of Immortality? from the NY Times.

The Hard Life of an N.F.L. Long Shot from The NY Times.

 The Hazards of Growing Up Painlessly from The NY Times Magazine.

The Big Shrink from the NY Times. I love this article about downsizing homes.

Could Cameras Be the Best Weapon Against Climate Change? from GOOD.

Labor, Interrupted: Cesareans, “cascading interventions,” and finding a sense of balance. From Harvard Magazine.

The Man Who Charged Himself With Murder from New York Magazine. “In the fall of 1993, Trevell Coleman, a former rapper part of Puff Daddy’s Bad Boy crew, shot a man and fled. Haunted by the incident, Coleman turns himself in to the police nearly two decades later.”

What are you reading this week?

{ 4 comments }

1 mandy November 30, 2012 at 9:22 pm

hi susie,
what about the cashmere sweaters at macy’s? are they madefrom the same inexpensive chinese cashmere that is plundering the planet?

2 Susan November 30, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Mandy, it really depends on the price point. Any time you see a garment that’s supposed to have cashmere in that’s under a couple hundred bucks, I would be suspect. Before the bottom dropped out of the market, cashmere sweaters cost in the $500-$700 range.

3 Heather November 30, 2012 at 10:27 pm

I thought of your Weekend Reading list when I read this article in the NY Times today – it’s a fascinating (though morbid) look at a complex issue that touches on religion, death, endangered species, veterinary medicine, public health, and more: “Giving New Life to Vultures to Restore a Human Ritual of Death” http://nyti.ms/TuHdak

4 Marcia December 1, 2012 at 8:31 am

Reading a trilogy by Maggie Anton -Rashi’s daughters… love, the Talmud in Medieval France.. very interesting for me at least! Hope you are getting better and will be home on the farm soon! Those pictures looked sooo freakin mournful!

all my best Marcia

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