Should Art Be a Battleground for Social Justice?
This is a pretty thoughtful piece.
Co-sign. The world is getting better (Trump and Brexit aside). Let's be confident about that.
Probably not wrong.
This is just comically bonkers. I love it.
As someone working in children's media and who cares a lot about what kids are exposed to, this is an awfully good thing to be mindful of.
Sabermetrics go international. Cool article.
I continue to be astounded that my favorite TV show as a kid - a show that I assumed that nobody else was watching, and a show that is primarily famous for being in reruns eight times longer than its original run - continues to be a quirky cultural touchstone of sorts that continually gets invoked.
The best show on television right now.
Let the Elizabeth Warrenification of the Democratic Party commence!
A reminder that Donald Trump screws up everything that he touches.
The most recent major Ta-Nehisi Coates piece. I have a few minor quibbles with it, but it's a very good one.
A portrait of what progress looks like, however weird and imperfect and unlikely.
Some interesting observations here.
Jeff Francoeur was a terrible player, but this is a great video.
I continue to believe that Sesame Street is the finest source of forward-looking human ethics anywhere in the world.
This is indisputably the best line I read in all of 2017:
“You could not have written it better. Sheridan is big sky/cowboy country. They do not see a lot of small black men in high heels, make up and purple jump suits out that way.”
Easily the most ridiculous fashion trend of my high school years, right here.
THIS. This is the best short summary that I've read of the modern Republican Party, and how we came to have an insane person run the country. It's incredibly cogent and spot-on. Highly highly highly recommended.
A genuine classic of American journalism, right here.
I don't buy every word of it, but I think we progressives would be awfully wise to consider some of what this piece says.
But there is another interpretation Felzenberg does not consider: that 20th-century American conservatism simply never made any sense. Far from a coherent program of high principle, it was always a largely accidental combination of inherited reflexes and political opportunism.
Still the greatest thing the 1990s ever gave us.
Something to remember, for someday.
The saddest divorce in NYC history, right here.
Any article in the NY Times that invokes Press Your Luck and $ale of the Century deserves to be shared.
Without Muppets, we are nothing.
Remember when the President of the United States read books? Those were the days.
What a heroic, inspirational, fantastic human being. I admire her to no end.
It's like an alternate universe in which I grew up as an Australian, or something.
Un plaisir, comme toujours.
A beautiful, lyrical piece of writing.
It's weird that I'm clinging to the results of the Austrian election as a good sign of hope for the world, right?
This is what makes me feel perpetually alarmed right now.
Things are about to get very, very messy here.
It's always amazing to me when something like a 25-year old video game continues to have a cultural impact. Fun article.
There are some things worth considering here.