Saturday, December 11, 2010

Blog Love

Although i have a selection of some sites i frequent on the right hand side, there are loads more that i read regularly and thought i'd give a heads up on a few of them.

Fighting Monsters... captures daily observations of life with Schuyler and is an insightful read.

"When Robert Rummel-Hudson's (Author of Schuyler's Monster: A Father's Journey with His Wordless Daughter) daughter Schuyler was eighteen months old, a simple question by her pediatrician set in motion a slow transformation; from a sarcastic, befuddled dad to the very last thing any new father or mother ever expects or desires to become: a special needs parent. Armed with nothing more than his love for his tenacious little girl and his determination to defeat her rare and invisible disorder, he fought his own depression, his past family dysfunction and the nagging suspicion that he was not the right person for the job."

Ill Doctrine is a video blog hosted by Jay Smooth, founder of New York's longest running hip-hop radio show, WBAI's Underground Railroad. Intelligent, funny and covering everything from politics (see above) to music and culture; his critical thinking with a dose of humour is well worth watching.

Panti's Blog Job

Panti is the grand dame of the Dublin drag scene, a vocal advocate of gay rights and also runs a great bar in Dublin city centre called Pantibar. Her blog is a mishmash of pop culture, music, design and art.

A gentleman based in Dublin, Ireland whose writing i really love. I only hope that a publisher sees sense and give this talented writer a book deal.

Kingdom of Style
I'll be honest and admit that i won't read a vast majority of fashion blogs. Most seem to slavishly follow trends and coupled with a growing number of designers wooing bloggers in order to get some free press, it gets more difficult to tell who blogs about clothing, fashion and style because they're passionate about it or because they want some free swag. If i want to be bombarded with ads then i'll pick up a magazine. The rulers at Kingdom of Style (Queen Michelle and Queen Marie) have a refreshing take on all things fashion and design related minus the drama and crap that's prevalent in fashion blogging.

"TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started in 1984 as a conference that bought together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences, TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.

TED believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So they've provided a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world's most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other."


Radge said...

A very fine surprise of a sickly Saturday morning. Thanks!

Green of Eye, Sharp of Claw said...

@Radge: Nae bother boss!
Dare i ask: Hangover or manflu related?

Radge said...

Neither, I'm on antibiotics for something unseemly (but not serious) and it made me a bit crap. A boozeless few days.

Green of Eye, Sharp of Claw said...

@Radge: Well i hope you feel better soon m'dear!

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