She Has a Pimp’s Name Etched on Her. Article by Nicholas Kristoff talking about human trafficking victim "Taz" who had her pimp carve his name into her back with a safety pin. The story talks about the branding process many pimps use to mark their "property". Photo by silverdustedtwilight http://www.flickr.com/photos/silverdustedtwilight/
TV blogger Alan Sepinwall's self-published book, The Revolution Was Televised, came out just before Thanksgiving. Within two weeks he had a review in The New York Times — a positive review — by the widely read and often critical Michiko Kakutani, who also named it one her favorite books of the year.