Sunday’s papers: Africa, beyond the hype

Apparently old habits die hard, and I’m back again with my regular feature of what you should read in Sunday’s papers, of course with Baby In Tow.  Frankly, I’ve been on paternity leave so long that I no longer know what day it is.  When I woke up this morning, I couldn’t tell if it was Saturday or Sunday.  Sadly Sarah confirmed that it was Sunday.  I don’t know why it’s sad for me, as I don’t have to go back to work anytime soon.  But the end of the weekend is always sad to me anyway.

And so without further delay….

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Sunday was Baby’s Day Out

Today I stole the baby, stuck him into a carrying sling, and trotted down the hill to pick up Sunday morning’s necessary items: The Sunday NY Times, the Sunday Washington Post, two bagels with lox, cream cheese, tomatoes, and onions, and a cappucino.

It wasn’t a bad trip, and my daddy skills were in top form as I kept the baby quiet so I could return home and bring my take on what you should read of Sunday’s papers.

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What you should read in Sunday’s papers

In case you missed these excellent articles in Sunday’s papers, go catch them online.  They’re the best of what was in the Washington Post and the New York Times.

If you’re curious, my highly refined process for reading the papers is to go to Tryst Cafe early on Sunday morning with Sarah, grab a couch, plug in my laptop (cellular net service rocks when they turn off the in-cafe wifi on the weekends), and slowly eat my bagel while we dissect the paper.

Sarah loves the NYT, and thinks the WP is a crappy paper.  On foreign items I tend to agree, but the Metro section, Style, and the Business sections of the WP I find useful.  The technology coverage of the NYT is always disappointing.

And of course, I love the format of both paper’s Sunday magazines.

So without further delay, here’s what you should go read from Sunday’s papers…

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