Monday, October 29, 2007

Two things to read today

Mikaela points you to:

  1. Perennial m-pyre favorite Gene Grant greets his new readers from the pages of the ABQ Journal, having lost his soapbox at the soon-to-be-defunct ABQ Tribune. (Link is to another site, because the Journal's online deal is LAME)
  2. AP article on the disparity between minority & white attitudes toward Trick or Treating... Guess who thinks it's safe, and who doesn't? As Marjorie would tell you, this has much more to do with class than with race, however. Hint: When your neighbors, like you, make over $50,000 a year, you tend to think they're trustworthy to give your tots treats. When you're in a trailer home? Not so much.
Hence the fanatically frenetic preparations on Forrester Street, one of the only places not in the Heights where people feel safe bringing their children...