The Carnival of the Vanities is up at Dodgeblogium. Thôt I’d missed the boat, having seen an earlier edition and not noticed my squib about Life in the Big City—turns out it appears in today’s issue. Two separate essays ruminate on the nature of partisan politics at The Primate Diaries, pretty interesting. At Living the Scientific Life, Grrl Scientist writes a book review that, unlike the eye-glazing recitations too common on blog sites, makes you sit right up and take notice…w00t! The Smarter Wallet has found a freelance job board, said to offer better pay than others that we know. Overall, an eclectic carnival, worth a look.