We’ve never really understood where he finds the time, but Jim Romenesko, the Poynter media-blog guru, continues to operate a pair of groovy side-blogs: The Obscure Store and Reading Room, which celebrates weird news, and Starbucks Gossip (tagline: “Monitoring America’s favorite drug dealer”). On the latter this week is an interesting link to a Chicago magazine piece about why artists in the Windy City are eager to work at Starbucks—primarily, for the healthcare insurance. Tapping the artist community is a good move, too, as Starbucks looks for smart and personable employees. Now if we could only do something about that weird disclaimer on the bottom of Starbucks cups.
—Posted by Tim Nudd