Why Academic Tony Judt’s Dazzling, Cantankerous Brain Is One of This City’s Great Treasures (New York Magazine): Tony Judt is an historian and a great mind — actually he's only a mind because his body is completely paralyzed by Lou Gherig's disease. But this mind is still greatly functioning. Profile of Tony Judt in The New York Magazine.
Questions Answered: Invented Languages - (NYTimes): Paul Frommer (the developer of Avatar’s novel tongue, Na’vi) and Arika Okrent (author of “In the Land of Invented Languages”) answer to questions about invented languages and linguistics, it makes a long but extremely interesting Q&A.
The View from Above: twitter visualization (makes lovely abstract pictures).