My four favourites from this past week, in no particular order.
Got Medieval is about all things medieval - marginalia, saints, books of hours and culinary history. The treatment is lighthearted but detailed and informative. In his post about forgetting St. Cecilia in the November saints roundup, the blogger began with a riff on Simon and Garfunkel's song Cecilia: "Oh St. Cecilia, I'm down on my knees, I'm begging you please to forgive me for leaving you out of my November saints roundup." Very nice touch in this blog.
Figleaf's Real Adult Sex is NOT a porn site. It is a thoughtful, very frank, and searching discussion about sex and gender by a thoughtful, frank, interesting, respectful man. I love this site because it is written by a man and deals fairly with gender issues, is informative, not shy, and often funny. It is fairly explicit, though, so be forewarned.
The Wisdom of Whores is also NOT a porn site; rather it is the blog of Elizabeth Pisani, epidemiologist, author, and journalist. Pisani writes about HIV and its prevention in the blog (among other things) and has published a book The Wisdom of Whores. The information in Pisani's blog is eye-opening, informative, often sad, but necessary. I wrote about Pisani in an earlier post - A Wise Woman.