Read — 2012/07/26

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. Severe Drought Seen as Driving Cost of Food Up“, by Annie Lowrey and Ron Nixon (NY Times).
  2. Obama Delivers Defense of His Policy Efforts“, by Helene Cooper (NY Times). Obama toots his own horn on the fund-raising trail, playing theme and variation on the affordability of higher education and health care. Heart-wrenching yet laudable was Obama’s admission, in reference to the Aurora tragedy, that “when a child opens fire on another child, there’s a hole in that child’s heart that government can’t fill”.
  3. When Beauty Fades“, by Ruth La Ferla (NY Times). Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’s documentary “About Face: The Supermodels, Then and Now” captures the challenges and anxiety models face each day, during and after their beauty-based careers.
  4. Types of Cherries, on Sweet site about cherry varieties!