Sunday, April 12, 2009

Some Highlights from TIME's 25 Best Blogs of 2009

Because I know you are all too busy to click through a list of 25 that TIME refuses to put on one page.

  • Generacion Y: a blog written about harsh political realities in Cuba, written from within Cuba. The prose alone merits a read. On the normalization of relations between Obama's US and Cuba: "What will the party militants think if they’re ordered to accept those whom, until recently, they hated? How can David look good in the photos if, instead of the stone and the slingshot, he sits down to talk to Goliath?"
  • Bad Astronomy: a blog on astronomy. Check out this piece on a picture of the Shuttle docking with the ISS that an amateur astronomer took from the ground.
  • Detention Slip: A collection of completely sensational stories about schools. Shootings here, teachers assaulting kids there, drug use everywhere, it all runs together fairly quick.
  • /Film: A welcome alternative to the smarmy, conflict of interest ridden cesspool that is "Ain't it Cool News."
  • Pop culture blog Bleat didn't blow my mind, but it did link to this excellent free movie creation site, Xtranormal. Xtranormal provides a series of tools for you to direct a movie using pregenerated character animations, and utilizing text to speech for the voices. The results are, well...