Well, they're not really new, but they're new to me. I only recently found them, and I find their content to range from interesting to ironic to odd and creative to riproaringly funny.
The first is Outrage.com. Ellen reads. A lot. All over. And because I don't really have the time to do that, between work and school and kid, I have been relying on her to point me in the direction of newsworthy stories and things I should be paying attention to. Furthermore, she reads all across the board -- not only liberal sites, but moderate and a little of the conservative stuff, too. Ellen does the reading so I don't have to. I'd hire her as my assistant, but I work and am in grad school, so consequently I have no money. Let's just say I owe Ellen a debt of gratitude, and leave it at that.
The second site, the possiblity of fire, is political and poetic and topical all at the same time. I've exchanged a couple of e-mails with the Notorious WCH (his new hip-hop name, henceforth), and he is very engaged and intelligent. He also has a way with creative nonfiction that is wildly entertaining.
The third site I need to you know about it is called I Blame the Patriarchy, and it is the brainchild of one Twisty Faster. Twisty is my new blog heroine. I worship Twisty. Look. See in the corner? The little stone altar, covered in burnt offerings? That's for Twisty. Her site is too eclectic to explain, but suffice it to say, it involves news, feminism, food critique, vermin identification and Baby Dogfight Day. She's crazy. And yet... not....
Go, read, learn, laugh.
I'll be here when you get back.