Daily Archives: July 24, 2009

The Beautiful Side of New Jersey Corruption …and good crime writing

The title alone was enough to get me to read: The Beautiful Side of New Jersey Corruption in TIME. But once I read the first paragraph, I was hooked, just like the bluefish the author talks about.

Good crime writing often has a wry way of looking at the world. This article is packed with that. And if crime can be tragic, it can also be comedic.  It’s just needs a good writer, like Bill Saporito.

Ancient cities / Modern Cities: The World’s 10 Oldest Still-Inhabited Cities

While many ancient cities are no more, quite a number of them around the world that are thousands of years old not only are surviving but thriving. From Damascus and Jerusalem in the Middle East , to Varanasi in India and Cholula in Mexico, the World’s 10 Oldest Still-Inhabited Cities continue to grow. Fascinating.

(Found via kottke.org)