10 must-read blogs

BY David Ehrenstein

April 24 2005 11:00 PM ET

Blogs to the
right of me, blogs to the left of me. There’s no
getting around the fact that in today’s
mod-a-go-go world, Web logs are where it’s at.
Still, unlike most bloggers, I don’t post on my site
(fablog.ehrensteinland.com)
every day of the week—something my boyfriend, Bill,
does almost religiously (people-vs-drchilledair.blogspot.com).
But I never fail to drop in at the following blogs on a
daily basis. Some are gay, some are straight. Some are
personal, others wildly political. But they all
represent where the action is in blogs. —David Ehrenstein

Eschaton

atrios.blogspot.com
The beating heart of the left wing of Blogistan,
featuring Atrios, a metrosexual and a gentleman, and
friends. Said to have cost Trent Lott his majority
leader job.

AmericaBlog

www.americablog.org
Fearless John Aravosis thoroughly investigated how the
“Jeff Gannon” travesty came to be. Which
is more than I can say for Howie Kurtz or Anderson Cooper.

The Daily Howler

www.dailyhowler.com
Bob Somerby doesn’t quite get GLBT issues, but he
attacks fourth estate cant with the relentlessness of
an enraged pit bull.

James Wolcott

www.jameswolcott.com
Spanking new to Blogistan, Wolcott’s blog has
taken off faster than Desperate Housewives,
ripping a new one daily for every political charlatan
on the block.

Crooks and Liars

www.crooksandliars.com
Superb video clips of current events, with a sharp eye
peeled to the “pundit” clown show and
the sad farce of “mainstream” politics in general.

World O’Crap

blogs.salon.com/0002874
A wonderfully funny broadside against right-wing clowns
in general and Ann Coulter in particular.

Straight Up

www.artsjournal.com/herman
Veteran entertainment critic and author Jan
Herman’s blog deals chiefly with the arts, but
he never forgets politics. And he delights in
skewering all things Bush.

The Rittenhouse Review

rittenhouse.blogspot.com
Jim Capozzola is a gay Philadelphian with a great sense
of humor and a knack for telling the stories that
aren’t being told by the
“mainstream” media.

The Tin Man

www.tinmanic.com
Their insights into politics and culture make the blog
of Jeff and boyfriend Matt more than a solipsistic
cyberdiary. In their own quiet way these guys are fabulous.

Cathy’s World

cathyseipp.journalspace.com
Her conservative politics never get in the way of her
sense of humor, and the mosh pit of readers’
comments that’s part of the package is always
worth a look.

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