Becoming a Strong Candidate
EXPANDING YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORLD: READING* BROADLY
Reading regularly in politics and current events will help you link your academic interests to the larger world. Possibly of interest:
The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor. The Washington Note blog , Politico.com blog, Voice of Witness.
Reading literary fiction and smart cultural criticism will, over time, give you flexibility in your written, and even verbal, expression:
The New York Times Book Review, The Sun Magazine, Salon.com, Slate.com, Narrative Magazine.
Well written, hip readings in contemporary culture will enrich your sense of play, possibilities, and cultural innovation. Try these top rated blogs:
Climate Progress; HiLobrow; kottke.org; Pitchfork, Gawker.