Your anticipatory trembling may cease: here are this week’s Best Blog Posts™ as judged by me.
Film photographer Stephen Dowling recently finished a ten-year project of shooting sound checks of bands all over the world. He’s shared a few photos on his blog. They’re great. Read Exhibition: Soundcheck Sessions Lomography Soho, London
Teacher Matt Appling says that now that summer vacation’s here, your kids can still learn things — things that actually interest them, not the stuff they have to learn to pass the standardized test. Makes me wonder how awful school must be now if that’s all that’s being taught. Read Summer Vacation is the Chance to Make Up for All of School’s Failings
TV writer and director Ken Levine considers a critical question of our age: why in heaven’s name did we put up with the gaping logical holes in Gilligan’s Island? I mean, seriously: why carry luggage on a three-hour tour? Read Logic problems on GILLIGAN’S ISLAND
I’ve steered clear of the whole Bruce/Caitlin Jenner discussion (until now). But my friend Scott Palmer uses it to make a great point: let’s show love and compassion for people who are different, but let’s not reorganize all of society to call that different normal. Read Conservative About Ideas and Compassionate About People