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Video: Postmodern Jukebox — All About That Bass

  Yeah it’s pretty clear, I ain’t no size two But I can shake it, shake it like I’m supposed to do ‘Cause I got that boom boom that all … Continue reading

February 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Dr. Seuss: Political Cartoons

Little-known editorial cartoons by Dr. Seuss re-emerged recently, as critics of President Donald Trump’s order on immigration drew parallels between the author’s warnings seventy years ago and America’s current political … Continue reading

February 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Donald Trump: I Hear America Tweeting

I hear America tweeting, the varied tweets I hear, Those of mechanics I never paid, each one tweeting as if I paid them and each one voting for me, The … Continue reading

February 8, 2017 · 3 Comments

Video: The Netherlands welcomes Trump in his own words

. This video is a message by news satire show Zondag met Lubach to officially introduce Holland to Trump “in a way that will probably appeal to him the most”. … Continue reading

January 28, 2017 · 3 Comments

The Women’s March in Pictures

The second day of the Trump administration saw an unprecedented wave of protests swell across the globe, as the Women’s March on Washington and its sister marches on all continents—yes, … Continue reading

January 22, 2017 · 4 Comments

Nina Pick: Radical Orthography

Taking off the Caps Lock It came to me in a dream: Trump with a lower case t. It appeared in a flash as an ingenious solution, a subtle yet … Continue reading

January 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Arlene and the Arlettes: Bad Boyfriend

A Song for America to be sung in the style of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. . Oh girlfriend, I could have told you he’s a Bad boyfriend I don’t … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · 2 Comments

Lewis Turco: Miss Pussy’s Parlor Songs

Trumpty Dumpty sat on his wall. Trumpty Dumpty had a great fall. He climbed up his wall and fell down again And again, and again, and again, and again. . … Continue reading

January 15, 2017 · 3 Comments

Video: The Moth — Janna Levin “Life on a Möbius Strip”

. In this performance from The Moth, a young astrophysicist tells a story about an improbable love affair and its parallels with her research into black holes and finite mathematics. … Continue reading

January 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

Audio: Leon Redbone & Zooey Deschanel — “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

Leon Redbone and Zooey Deschanel have fun covering this American classic written by Frank Loesser in 1944. Although a perennial holiday favorite, the song has become controversial in recent years. … Continue reading

December 31, 2016 · 4 Comments

Edna St. Vincent Millay: First Fig

My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends— It gives a lovely light! . Edna St. Vincent Millay … Continue reading

December 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Greg Thielen: Trump and the Rapture

This holiday season, when the RNC sent out their most thoughtful Christmas message to the Christian contingency of our country, in which the party encouraged them to celebrate their “new … Continue reading

December 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Two Videos: Carrie Fisher “Audition for Star Wars” and “Wishful Drinking”

  . Carrie Frances Fisher (1956 – 2016) was an American actress, writer, producer, and humorist. She was the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds. Fisher was … Continue reading

December 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Audio: Hungry in Winter — The Literary Julia Child

Julia Child wanted to be a novelist, or to write for The New Yorker. “They weren’t interested in me, for some reason.” So she just kept reading — and finally … Continue reading

December 24, 2016 · Leave a comment