I'm back with two posts in a row. Today I present to you five things you should read before you head off to whatever you're doing this weekend.
- First, AP toughened it's stance on copyright and linking to it's stories. This article explains AP's stance and then I found this which is a great discussion by the NYT Co's head counsel regarding his stance on copyright and fair use.
- Bill Simmons is one of my favorite sports writers and he tends to drag his father into his articles frequently. This week he wrote a piece about his father that rocked. Read it and then call your dad.
- The NY Times published an article this week about President Obama's adviser Valerie Jarrett. It's not only a great look at our president and one of his closest advisers, but is also an interesting look at the workings of the West Wing.
- Local site, The Heavy Table has a piece about a Wisconsin Cranberry farm. As someone who grew up on a farm, I love stories about small farmers making it, especially when they don't bow to the corporate bigwigs of whatever company dominates the processing of their crop.
- A great article on the cost of cheap food from a site I had never heard of until this week. Really well written and worth your time, especially if you don't think our food system is broken.
And today's bonus item is a photo(Warning: Photo is quite large) that will leave you pining for the 2010 MLB season. Outdoor baseball in Minneapolis can't come soon enough.