Feb 18, 2013

Blog Notes: Politics, Food & Books

2 17 blog notes

Blog Notes is a weekly helping of blogs recently reviewed on PR Newswire for Bloggers. Would you like your blog reviewed? Tweet PR Newswire media relations manager Christine Cube a @PRN4Bloggers.

Combat! blog is, at times, a political blog, but it also occasionally dabbles into a broader commentary on society. The tagline “oppositional culture for an occupied age” sums it up well. It’s not enough to say Combat! is eloquently written by blogger Dan Brooks. The voice comes across as a philosophy major who also listens to Wu-Tang Clan. It reads like a conversation … a great conversation … with an old friend … over beers. Read the full review from PR Newswire for Bloggers here.

A wise person once wrote, “Life [is] short, eat naked.” That person is foodie Jane Ko, blogger and photographer of A Taste of Koko. But Ko doesn’t mean eating naked in the literal sense. She tells readers not to be afraid to try food in its purest form. “Food culture is racing toward fancy, deconstructed, constructed, chemistrified food from five-star restaurants with with lavishly equipped kitchens,” she wrote in her blog. “Don’t get me wrong, I am a sucker for five-star restaurants. But lower your standards and look past those fancy decorations and expensive ingredients and instead try foods in their original form or from a local eatery.” Read the full review here.

FiveThirtyEight is the New York Times political analysis blog by Nate Silver. Gaining its name from the number of electoral votes in a federal election, the blog offers news, insight and opinion. But more than anything, FiveThirtyEight is about numbers. Specifically, it’s about statistics. Launched spring 2008 during the primaries and run-up to the general election, FiveThirtyEight quickly established itself as a leading and respected voice in the political blogosphere. Read the full review here.

Read in a Single Sitting features book reviews, publishing news, author interviews, and bookish features. It’s managed and written by blogger Stephanie Campisi, a freelance writer and editor from Melbourne, Australia. Campisi asks on her blog: “Have you ever found yourself up reading into the wee hours? Do you love fun, quick books that demand you read them right through without a break? If so, this site is for you: we’re dedicated entirely to fast, enjoyable reads.” Read the full review here.

Christine Cube is a media relations manager with PR Newswire and freelance writer. You can follow her @cpcube.

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