“If you define ‘The Internet’ as exclusively the major meme-shaping blogs, Twitterdom and social networking sites,” David Sirota cites a study that indicates “that this most vocal and influential part of the Internet seems, as compared to the larger society, disproportionately more concerned with esoteric, abstract and/or vapid political issues/debates/controversies that only the economically comfortable minority can afford to focus on.”

Tracy Bowling and Mike Meginnis (mostly Ms. Bowling) on the storytelling of Don Bluth, whose animated films didn’t shy away from harshness in life that Disney had a tendency to smooth over:


Stacy Hall’s interesting essay about her struggles with being overweight:

(Note:  She doesn’t.)


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