Sunday Spruiking

Please, share the best reading you’ve found this week with the rest of the class.

Most intriguing idea I’ve seen this week: the 24 hours of Flickr project for May 5th, encouraging everyone to carry a camera, document their day, and post the shots to their Flickr account. It will be mayhem, obviously, but it could also be fantastic.

As said last week, stick to 2 links per comment or you will trigger the automoderator, mmmkay?


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11 comments on “Sunday Spruiking
  1. FurGaia says:

    My best read this week must be Justin Raimondo’s follow-up on Bill Moyers’ documentary “Buying the War”.

    My best find (that I am planning to read over the weekend), which I think relates a bit to your “24 hours of Flickr”, is a recently released study on The Growing Importance of Nonprofit Journalism.

    That’s all!

    P.S. I don’t have a clue why my text is not showing properly in the “Preview” section below. Anyhow, here are the two links provided above that I am hoping will work once I press the ‘submit’ button:

    – Raimondo’s article is at ‘’

    – The one on nonprofit journalism is at ‘’

  2. suz says:

    Light entertainment: The lesbian bride’s handbook from NY magazine.

    Emmeline Pankhurst on Freedom or Death from the Guardian’s series of great speeches of the 2oth century.

  3. Russell says:

    I can’t remember what I read yesterday, so, the best thing I’ve read today, came on the last page of the New Statesman
    I aspire to Julian’s healthy attitude “I’d be vaguely left-wing but would not concern myself with the type of heady world politics and social injustices that others lay awake at night worrying about.”

  4. polluted skies says:

    On academics, research and political control in China.
    A rare piece as it deals with matters usually politely or conveniently ignored .

  5. Perdido Street Station. (Or do books count for this thread?)

  6. Pavlov's Cat says:

    Tim Page’s piece for the Washington Post on Rostropovich, who died on Friday. Obituary as history, among other things.

  7. suz says:

    Actually, Down and Out, the original intention of this series was for links to best blog posts, but I notice that we’ve nearly all chosen non-blog pieces this week.

  8. Kirsty says:

    I read this post on Media Violence by Henry Jenkins on his blog, Confessions of an Aca/Fan. It says everything on this topic that I wish I had said.

  9. Fiasco da Gama says:

    Here’s why Australia’s DoD shouldn’t become over-anxious about credibility gaps, strike potentialities, and future air-power needs, at least where the infomercialists from the United States’ defence industry are concerned:
    F-22 Raptor! Call our operators in the next half-hour, and get AWACS capability thrown in free! But wait, there’s still more!
    Chill, Dr. Nelson. Put the Commonwealth’s Mastercard down.

  10. Rafe says:

    “Arndt’s Story”, the life of the economist Heinz Arndt by the troika of Peter Coleman, Selwyn Cornish and Peter Drake. One of our first public intellectuals and a pioneer in engaging with the Asia Pacific zone. And a great tribute to his wife Ruth as well.

  11. Rafe’s missing link, where you’ll find the book credited to “Peter Coleman, Selwyn Cornish and Peter Drake with Bettina Arndt“.

    Just couldn’t resist that second link, for some reason.

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