Weekly round-up and open thread, 9 July 2012

Image - a photo of an illuminated fairground ride, taken at night. The ride is circular and is pitched at an angle of about 20 degrees from the ground. In front of it is an illuminated sign with the words Ride the Round-Up.Here’s this week’s open thread for discussion and our regular round-up of some of the articles and blogs we’ve noticed over the last week or so, but not had time to post about.

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This week’s closing tune is ‘Nostalgia‘ by Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo which you may have heard last night as the theme from BBC1’s law-and-disorder drama series, Wallander:


The image Ride the Round-up is from Benimoto’s Flickr photostream and is used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.