This is what Cambridge protesters said about Boris Johnson’s general election win. Roger Green, 73, convener of Stand up to Racism Cambridge, said the election result was greatly disappointing. He said: “It’s a knockback for people that we’ve ended up with a racist prime minister.”
Throwaway Kids: We are sending more foster kids to prison than college.
My own private Iceland re: tourism.
Frankly Speaking: Child Marriage in the US.
Borowitz satire, still true four years later: Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans.
“Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom democracy and sustainable human development. ”
– Kofi Annan
Helping the homeless: Australian charity turns empty parking lots into safe pop-up accommodation.
Church says it wiped out over $5M in medical debt, but healthcare costs remain big-picture problem.
Answers from an actual lawyer: Can I use that music, image, or clip?
Hank Green reading the First Chapter of A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor.
Lyn Lifshin’s obituary. She was a great American poet who passed away on December 12th, 2019. The Albany Public Library Foundation honored her with a Literary Legend award in October 2019.
Please read an excerpt from LIPS, BLUES, BLUE LACE: ON THE OUTSIDE, an autobiographical essay. She was cremated in Virginia. There will be a memorial for her at the Unitarian Universalist Society in Schenectady in spring 2020.
What did this year mean for civil rights and liberties? Four ACLU attorneys tell us.
Rotten Tomatoes: The 200 Best Movies of the 2010s. I’ve seen about 80 of them, at least two of which I actively dislike.
The Decade in Content. The memes, viral videos, social media phenomenons, and TikTok zombies that defined the 2010s as much as movies, TV, or music did.
Saturday Night Live: home for the holiday.
When a Scandal Stinks Like a Whale on the Beach – Mangy Fetlocks
One Voice: A Holiday Presentation by The USAF Band.
How Sweet to be an Idiot – Neil Innes
Hold My Hand – THE RUTLES
Linda Ronstadt isn’t just a legendary singer. She’s also a fierce defender of migrant rights.