The Doomsday Clock at 90 Seconds to Midnight
Why fascism? Why now?
“U.S.A. Number One!” in Mass Shooting Murders
The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA), a Florida-based “think tank,” is a driving force behind the campaign to roll back child labor protections in state legislatures.
Banned in the USA: State Laws Supercharge Book Suppression in Schools and Book bans in US public schools increase by 28% in six months, Pen report finds
Oklahoma’s Top Prosecutor Doesn’t Want to Execute a Likely Innocent Man, but a court is forcing him to do it anyway.
‘Kids Can’t Read,’ and the Education Establishment Faces a Revolt
“School choice” is the latest front in Christian nationalists’ battle to undermine the separation of church and state.
Impact of Weather Emergencies on Child Development
Missing Medicaid Data on Race/Ethnicity May Bias Health Research
Farmworkers: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Discord Leaker Was a Narcissist, Not an Ideologue. Comparisons between Jack Teixeira and self-declared whistleblowers are misplaced.
Retirement and Its Impact on Labor Supply
Reflections on driving across America
India’s population will pass China’s soon if it hasn’t already
What’s the Finnish secret to happiness?
The DeSantis Endorsement-ghazi Blame Game
Blame Rupert Murdock and Fox for Iraq, Brexit, Trump, and The Big Lie
Tucker Carlson is Out at Fox News; Don Lemon Terminated by CNN
Jordan Klepper and the most memorable moment from his “Man on the Street” interviews of MAGA types
djt Quit SAG-AFTRA Two Years Ago — But Still Collects 6-Figure Pension
How Technology Is Making it Possible to Build the Largest Dataset in History About the United States and the People Who Live There
Not to mention…
How to Research Charities 101
An April anniversary
Small Change: Let’s Put Pennies and Nickels to Rest
Sugar Pill Nation: Even when we know they’re “fake,” placebos can tame our emotional distress.
How to Get Energy Without Caffeine
Harry Belafonte, Singer, Actor, Producer, and Activist, Dies at 96. I wrote about him just before he turned 90 and linked it to what I wrote when he turned 85.
Edward Koren, the cartoonist who drew his shaggier alter-ego, dies at 87. His cartoons were an unmistakable fixture in the New Yorker and other magazines for more than 60 years
Len Goodman, Former Dancing With the Stars Judge, Dies at 78. I used to watch DWTS with my wife begrudgingly.
Barry Humphries, aka Dame Edna, Dies at 89. Goodbye, Possums.
“My Imperative Was To Get My Family Through This”: Catching up with Stephen R. Bissette
The Comics Journal interview of Chuck Rozanski/Bettie Pages, President – Mile High Comics, Inc.
James Gunn’s Guardians: How Chris Pratt and His Marvel Castmates Rescued Their Director’s Career
Mary Calvi on young Theodore Roosevelt’s love
Carol Burnett at 90, Like Her Comedy, Is Still Timeless
Nielsen Regains Accreditation for National TV Ratings. I didn’t know they had lost it.
Netflix to Shutter Legacy DVD Business
Abbott Elementary’s Long-suffering Servants
Oscars: Film Academy and ABC Announce Date for 2024 Ceremony, related events
The Honest Government Ads– as profane as they are informative
Now I Know: Why “It’s Time to Change Your Password” May Be a Bad Idea and All Your BS is… Vegan and Why Soda Cans in Hawaii Look So Weird and The Birds Who Fly First Class and This Restaurant Doesn’t Exist
Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor by Sergei Rachmaninoff, played by Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello) and his sister Isati (piano)
A tribute to composer Henry Mancini. Former colleagues, including John Williams and Quincy Jones, recreate the Peter Gunn theme.
Isle of the Dead by Rachmaninoff
Coverville 1437: The 60th Anniversary of Please Please Me and 1438: Cover Stories for Pharrell Williams, The Eels and Vangelis and 1439: Midnight Oil Cover Story and 40th Anniversary of Bowie’s Let’s Dance, and 1440: Fun on Two Wheels
Rachmaninoff’s First Symphony
Poet and Peasant by Franz von Suppe!
Rachamaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor.
Bridge Over Troubled Water -Julien Neel
Opus 9, No. 2 in E-flat Major by Chopin, played by Sergei Rachmaninoff
The Ed Sullivan Show…March 30, 1969: the cast of Hair performs “The Age of Aquarius” and “Let the Sunshine In.”
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Sergei Rachmaninoff.
Six Romances, op. 38 by Sergei Rachmaninoff