This Week’s Wandering News

  • The Russian political landscape becomes more ominous with the rise of Nashi, says The New York Times, a youth faction that borders on a Putin personality cult. One can’t help but be eerily reminded of China’s Red Guards or Germany’s Hitler Youth.
  • On the other end of youth consciousness, Jenny Asarnow of the Seattle NPR station KUOW has created a series of pieces titled the Migration Project – “Young people tell us what it’s like to cross the border, learn language, and lose language. We’re not going to pick apart policies. We’ll hear what it’s like to be a young immigrant.”
  • Yesterday I saw Radiant City, a harrowing documentary about how ever-sprawling suburban infrastructure degrades the quality of life for its residents and taxes our environment. I’d definitely recommend grabbing the next matinée.
  • Wondering whether you should pack a sandwich (or three) for your next flight? Check out AirlineMeals.net, where thousands of travelers submit photos and reviews of their airline dining experience. Categorized by airline.
  • A Seattle man who is cycling one mile for every soldier killed in the Iraq war passed through Madison on Wednesday and joined in with a July 4th rally to impeach Bush and Cheney, according to The Capital Times. He’s still got a ways to go, but we can only hope it won’t be too much farther.

This Week’s Wandering News is a collection of travel-related links from the past week TDT finds interesting. It is posted every Sunday.

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