Five real life princesses that kicked ass. (Grokked from Cherie Priest)
Teresa Nielsen Hayden gives us four "simple" steps to turn a story into fiction.
Want to know what OWS is all about, here's a Calvin and Hobbes comic strip that brings it into focus. (Grokked from Dan)
And some inside baseball on the design process, giving it away for free, and OWS. Oh man, have I been there before. One of the differences is that at least they didn't say (or it wasn't mentioned in the story) "We've decided to a nephew of ours in high school finish it up/redo it." This also illustrates one of the hardest lessons to learn as an Art Director, your idea isn't 1) the only one or 2) the best one out there. And here, the OWS committee is acting as an inexperienced Art Director.
Funny what happens when you get beyond the talking points and spin, you sometimes end up seeing how your conclusions were wrong and the other side was right all along. That a link to a climate study that was re-evaluating the historical temperature data after "Climategate", and has looked into some of the proposed alternative explanations. And, who'd a thunk it, the temperature data was correct all along, and the "urban island/heat sink" claim didn't prove out. Strange, that. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
Another in the long series of liberal kooks are fringe elements but conservative kooks are running for office. I remember when I used to tell people that the social conservatives (and Right to Life in particular) are not so much anti-abortion as they are antifeminist. Sherman, set the Wayback machine. (pointed to by Dan)