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Post of the Week: Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2010

This week we had not one, but two really popular posts and we couldn't decide which one should be Post of the Week, so we've re-capped...

This week we had not one, but two really popular posts and we couldn't decide which one should be Post of the Week, so we've re-capped both:


The first: "Help Make Our Next Magazine: The Neighborhood Issue." The post was a call for ideas, suggestions, and discussion surrounding GOOD's upcoming neighborhood-themed issue. Associate Editor Patrick James wrote, "I think the questions of what constitutes a home/community and how we relate to each other feature prominently, as do elements of culture, smallness, and urban/rural development."Already, the suggestions and ideas are piling up. Commenter Justin Massa suggested, "I think it's incredibly important that Good address the issue of residential racial, ethnic, and economic segregation." Some comments rooted for their home neighborhoods, like commenter erokore who wrote, "Gotta get Pittsburgh in this."What would you like to see in our upcoming neighborhood issue? Tell us your ideas and your favorite places in your neighborhood.For more on neighborhoods, check out: Call for Submissions Neighborhood Gems Photo Project, The Case for Local Investing, and Our Changing Elements of Neighborhoods

The second: The 15 Books You Must Read in 2010 by Patrick James. In response to several queries about what GOOD staffers were reading, James compiled a list of the top favorites. Among them were Mary Roach's Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Daniel J. Levitin's This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of Human Obsession, and Don DeLillo's Point Omega: A Novel. Several commenters recommended their favorites, while others shared sentiments with GOOD staffers. Commenter Lukas Winklerpins wrote, "I'm thrilled to see The Stranger on this list. Camus is a master." Jdroll474 commented, "I recommend Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is Another Way for Africa by Dambisa Moyo."What's on your 2010 reading list? Check out the post and tell us what we missed!For more on reading, check out: Read a Book--The Slow Issue, What Is a Book?, and Reading the Future
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