At what point is it impossible to separate art from the artist? (Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation)
Pew Research: Choosing a New Church or House of Worship; Americans look for good sermons, warm welcome
Michael Rivest: The Wall That Heals
NPR is closing its comments section – can’t blame them
Race and poverty
The Original Underclass; Poor white Americans’ current crisis shouldn’t have caught the rest of the country as off guard as it has
Why Poor People Stay Poor -Saving money costs money. Period.
Auto Lending: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The infamous Stop White Genocide video
Dashcam Video Captures Highway Pileup, Woman Rescued from Burning Car in Binghamton, NY
At my alma mater at SUNY New Paltz, College mourns death of emeritus biology professor Heinz Meng, known for recovery of peregrine falcon – he was very cool
The only movies I’ve seen with Gene Wilder are The Producers, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask, Silver Streak, Stir Crazy, and one of my favorite movies ever, Young Frankenstein, which he co-wrote. They were all released between 1967 and 1980. But he was always excellent then and in a couple of episodes of Will and Grace early this century. Gene Wilder on The Truth | Blank on Blank | PBS Digital Studios, plus Evanier and Tom Straw remember.
50 things about comics, featuring ME
Ken Levine HATES Robert Hall
Harmonica legend Toots Thielemans, Known for ‘Sesame Street’ Theme, Dies at 94 and The Getaway – End credits – Quincy Jones – Toots; more Quincy and Toots; John Barry, Toots – Theme from “Midnight Cowboy” (mostly stolen from Steve Bissette’s Facebook)