Every Friday I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere:
1. I was really moved by my colleague Melinda Henneberger’s tribute to Elizabeth Edwards over at Politics Daily.
2. Equally moving was this tribute by my colleague Mia Navarro to a close friend she lost to AIDS, also at Politics Daily.
3. On the New York Times Motherlode blog, Laura Shumaker tells us about what happens when children go missing.
4. Perhaps because I’ve been beset by flu myself all week, I was really drawn to this account in the Los Angeles Times by writer Meghan Daum of her recent, inexplicable hospitalization. (Hat tip: Lisa Romeo Writes)
5. Here’s the interview I did with Al Jazeera (English) on the media coverage of Tony Blair and George W. Bush’s memoirs. (Segment starts around 12:20)
6. An odd and inspiring story: the best-selling song in Germany for the past eight weeks is a cover of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” by a now deceased, Hawaiian ukelele player named Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. Apparently, the song just keeps on inspiring. Have a listen.