Because: I like this idea, and I hope it works. While Argentines love whiling away their days in parks and green, open spaces, I do wonder if this “veggie war” can succeed. Many streets are trash-strewn, which makes me question whether people care that much about the city’s upkeep. That said, if all the dog poop spotting the sidewalks could instead be plopped on these gardening plots as fertilizer, we might be on to something.
Because: Things I should have learned at some point and needed to know for internships and jobs: faxing, fixing copy machines, fetching coffee. I’m not complaining, though. That is what they’re talking about, right? Right?
Because: Right now I’m having a resurgence of energy to make it happen on the side.
Because: Two powerful, impressive females from two different generations, and one frank, sweet and insightful interview. Leave it to Katie Couric and Tavi touch on such a variety of subjects of interest and importance to women.
I hate to pull out the “best ever” superlative two posts in a row, but it is necessary. This is most certainly the best Q&A I have had the pleasure of reading.
Because: This was published in 2007, but I somehow did not read it until last week. I was overcome with emotion, because it reminded me acutely of what frustrated and weighed on me most about the U.S. when I returned from study abroad in Barcelona, which also was a lot of what motivated me to move abroad after graduation.
After reading it and sharing it with everyone who on Gchat at the time, usually in a message that involved lines of exclamation points and me pouring out my soul, I learned Gene Weingarten won the Pulitzer Prize for this piece. That is not even enough — a new line of journalism awards entirely should be developed.
This is a long article, but if you haven’t read it, or even if you have but it’s been some time, I implore you to please, please, please read it in its entirety. The subject, the writing, the content, the quotes; it is all so beautiful and revealing. I could gush for paragraphs, but I will let you read and feel it yourself.
The New York Times, Arab World Faces Its Uncertain Future
Because: Reading this article, particularly the above quote, gave me the chills.
I have started keeping up on Egypt with the Mother Jones blog, which one of my roommates pointed me toward for understandable, thoughtful and thorough coverage.
In Argentina, reading about Egypt and wondering what the U.S. will do.