Blog Gets Scholarly Award:

One of my favorite blogs, Language Log, has received the Linguistic Society of America's Linguistics, Language, and the Public Award. The award, as I understand it, is basically for popularizing of scholarly work, an important task of any learned field. Past recipients have generally been book authors (including Steven Pinker), radio and television program producers, and radio commentators; I'm pleased to see that a blog has joined their august ranks.

If you're at all interested in linguistics, you should be reading Language Log; it's one of the few blogs that I read regularly.