Thursday, February 21, 2008

Good stuff to read

No, no, not this post! Check out this essay by Josh Levin in Slate, explaining how the Jason Kidd trade somehow managed to involve paying $4 million to a player who's already retired, thanks to the once well-intentioned NBA salary cap.

Then settle in to read one of my favorite New Yorker pieces of the past ten years, a profile of A&R man Jason Flom by the masterful John Seabrook, which provided me with a quotation I whip out at least once a month: "Anybody can make a record, but only a major label can make a really expensive record."

If you've read something recently that gave you a peek into a surprising or bewildering world, share it in the comments.

1 comment:

Eric Grubbs said...

I've heard they've turned off red light cameras in Lubbock. It's a start for us Texans.