More on the failure of solitary confinemet: Hunger strikes at California prison renew debate over confining prison gangs
And: Everyone Should Visit A Juvenile Jail or Prison…These photos are so so upsetting.
Oooh, I definitely want to learn more about this: "This World Food Day, Oxfam America is teaming up with a host of allies across the US and around the globe. We have a simple yet compelling idea — to host a Sunday Dinner October 16 that fosters a conversation about where your food comes from, who cultivates it, and how we can make the food system more just and sustainable. Sign up to host a Sunday dinner. Order free materials by Oct. 12. Learn more about World Food Day and how to host a Sunday dinner."
Loved this piece about the bs "protests" over Chaz Bono's appearance on DWTS, and the shows past contestants: "Writing down everything past Dancing With The Stars contestants have done that most fundamentalist Christians would likely frown upon took up two entire afternoons. I took eight typed, single-spaced pages of notes, three of which are about the scandals of a single contestant (who is not, I should mention, Chaz Bono)."
The 2011 MacArthur Fellows were announced, and include (as always) some awesome folk. Among them, Radio Lab's Jad Abumrad, poet Kay Ryan, and NUSL grad Marie-Therese Connolly.