Quick hits for a rainy autumn Wednesday

I'm heading out to see Where the Wild Things Are in a moment, so here's some reading for you while I'm away:

+when not spending money is a good thing.

+one step forward with Iran (with Russian cooperation!) - will it prove Obama right?

+an information war during the Pakistani Army's push against the Taliban.

+a retrospective on ACORN's problems.

+the creation of rock'n'roll.

+a wonderful WWI flash game