I’m trying a few new things around here. Tell me: bulleted lists or paragraphs for the link posts?
GoogleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Buses Help Its Workers Beat the Rush – Advantage: Google in my “Where would I rather work: Google or Yahoo?” debate.
The Bat Segundo Show #99: Tayari Jones – Jones on the racial divide in bookstores:
“No one ever believes my position on this. I think actually, as strange as itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going to sound, the bookstores that tend to have the African-American section tend to carry more African-American titles than bookstores that donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have these sections. For example, thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a bookstore in DC, Kramer Books. You know, they pride themselves on shelving everything together. And they have hardly any books by people of color there. And with no section. ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s no way of keeping them honest.”
The House Next Door skewers the film ‘300’ –
“Zack SnyderÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 300, which depicts the battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C. between a small company of Spartan soldiers and a couple hundred thousand invading Persians, is a twin fount of humorlessness and turgidity (the logical amalgam of these being humidity; wholly appropriate given the number of sweat-drenched soliders on display).”
Much love to them for acknowledging the misogyny of ‘Sin City’ – sometimes I felt like a lonely voice in the wilderness about that one.