Sure, you know that Nick Kristof is a Pulitzer-winning Times Op-Ed columnist. You probably also know that he used to be associate managing editor of that newspaper. And maybe you were even dimly aware that he has a TimesSelect blog, 'On The Ground,' where he posts dispatches from his exotic visits to various underprivileged peoples. And you might recall that he picks a lucky gal (or guy! maybe) to accompany him to Africa each summer. But did you know that he is all up on The MySpace?
Nick has some predictable late-boomerish music tastes, we soon learn:
Simon and Garfunkel. Mozart. Stay with me, I'm gonna blow your mind. Early Madonna. U2 in general, but mostly because I like Bono. Cheap Trick: my college roomate loved them.
Julia Roberts. Princess Di, if she were alive. Also the Dalai Lama. Maybe Osama bin Laden and Musa Hilal (a leader of the Janjaweed in Sudan). Princess Masako of Japan. President Hu Jintao of China.
Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Mukhtar Mai (if you don't know her, google her, she's Bono-cool)
Kristof On The Ground [MySpace]