— The only “out” professional male athlete plays rugby in Wales; his name is Gareth Thomas, and he could probably kick the governor of California’s ass.
— I won’t be renewing my Rolling Stone subscription because of their online assbackwardsness, but they had a great story about airplane thief/young imagination-capturing outlaw Colton Harris-Moore this week. I’ll link elsewhere since RS doesn’t make it available to the hoi polloi.
— Hotel in Lower Manhattan markets its views of the site of an American holocaust. What a country!
Not as compelling, but decent, extras:
— Wednesday: I write about how education is my hot-button issue. Sunday: Philadelphia Inquirer writes about a charter-school initiative that seems to be working in Philly; New York Times writes about how, nationwide, the jury’s still out on charter-school effectiveness at a time when the charter movement finds it’s at its political sweetspot.
— Times Square failed car bomb? Brief on Inquirer p. A8. Real Housewives of NJ and a mob-blooded hanger on? A1, yo!
— Jozy Altidore: A Pele or an Adu?