December 1-5 the Northwest Holiday Ale Festival will be held at Pioneer Square in Portland, OR. The organizers invited a group of beer writers, myself included, in for a preview this weekend. My own picks and those of the rest of the New School crew are up on Ezra’s blog, along with a schedule of rare beers to be tapped during the event. There are some very cool beers on tap this year, so if you’re in town I recommend checking it out.
This account of an elderly American making a daring escape from Iran is one of the more interesting stories to surface from the Wikileaks memos.
Entries to National Geographic’s 2010 photography contest.
Good news: Corduroy is hip. Bad news: Says the Wall Street Journal.
Welcome back, Matt! Matt Finarelli is back in the United States and has restarted his blog about his culinary adventures, Deglazed.
After watching this video I find it much harder to complain about bad cycling terrain. I also want to visit Scotland more than ever. Via BoingBoing: