Today we proudly welcome four new contenders to the blogroll. To be clear, I’m adding these in roughly chronological order from when I discovered them and I have a substantial backlog, so if you don’t see yours on the list yet, don’t be offended!
CEOs for Cities
CEOs for Cities is a very cool-looking organization started by the President of the Boston Foundation, Paul Grogan. Although its focus may seem a little far afield from this blog at first, a quick look at the About page and staff list reveals an organization steeped in respect for cultural vitality. The Creative Cities network is of particular note, though the nature of its work is a little unclear from the website.
The Los Angeles Times maintains this very active aggregate blog of all things culture and LA. While much of the content won’t be of interest to non-locals, they do have pretty good coverage of national arts policy, including some original reporting during the NEA/stimulus saga.
Economic Revitalization for Performing Artists
This is a blog by The Field, a national service organization for artists in the vein of Fractured Atlas. The blog is connected with an interesting program of the same name that is worth checking out.
You know how some writers just have a certain way of making you feel okay? The feeling that comes when you read something and think, “this makes. so. much. sense“? Seth Godin is one of those writers. I have no idea how he manages to churn out these pearls of wisdom every day about marketing, management, altruism, and all manner of practical subjects, but he does. And we are the richer for it.
Bonus! New Rules
Founding Wired editor Kevin Kelly’s influential 10-year-old book, New Rules for the New Economy, is being re-released in blog format. I’m not putting it on the blogroll since it’s old material and you can read the whole book on his website already, but if you want an easy way to fit the book into your RSS diet, here it is.