Abandoning the poor by Liz Theoharis. Or confronting the needless scourge of poverty.
The United States has a hate crime problem
The Evisceration of a Public University
Homeschooling: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Human Ecology of Overshoot: Why a Major ‘Population Correction’ Is Inevitable
Steve Bannon’s plan backfires: RF Kennedy Jr’s independent bid spells trouble for djt. I had literally two dozen djt-related posts, which I dumped. Look at the Legal Eagle YouTube page; about half of his recent posts address djt’s legal woes. But also read the NYT’s Inside His Backroom Efforts To Lock Up the Nomination.
When should public officials resign?
Any antidote to climate anxiety involves organizing
Doomscrolling – The New Drug of the 21st Century
CDC’s Bridge Access Program provides no-cost COVID-19 vaccines to adults without health insurance and adults whose insurance does not cover all COVID-19 vaccine costs
13 Common Genealogy Questions, Answered
Exploring Ireland’s Virtual Record Treasury online
The Diversity Visa Program is open from October 4 to November 7, 2023. It allows people from countries with low U.S. immigration rates who meet eligibility requirements to enter for a chance to apply for a U.S. immigrant visa.
Now I Know: A Star Spangled Snafu and The Big Lie and How The Worst Swinging Strike in Baseball History Broke the Game and Why Only Dead People Are On American Money and When Emergency Broadcasts Go Wrong
Unaffordable Luxury. Links re djt, life expectancy, and much more
Let’s close these tabs! Links about the comic strip Nancy, pedestrian deaths, and much more.
Three Chaplains: Muslim chaplains aim to make a change in one of America’s most powerful institutions—the military. For them, the fight for equality and religious freedom begins on the inside. PBS November 6, 2023
Now What? The Five Crises Confronting a Post-Strike Hollywood
This month, I received the beautiful book Comics for Ukraine. I asked the folks at Operation USA if more copies might be available. Mary said they “have reached out to the publisher (Zoop) regarding the latest details for purchasing copies. The initial run was crowdfunded via pre-orders, so I am not 100% sure if additional copies are on sale yet. I will loop back as soon as I have more info.” If it becomes available, get it!
Patrick Stewart: Why I Stormed Off the Set of ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’
Kelly writes Why Post Bad Reviews in response to a back-and-forth we had via email.
Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the 50 Best TV Shows of the 21st Century (So Far). I’ve seen eight of them, plus Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000), which should not have been on the list. If they had listed the best shows of the past 25 years, yes. There are at least a dozen shows I’ve never heard of.
What About THE SIXTH SENSE’s Other Twist?
Vladimir Duthiers Is Making Up for Lost Time. My wife watches Vlad every weekday on CBS Mornings.
Dana Kennedy was known as writer William Kennedy’s wife, but she had a fascinating career, particularly when he was a struggling writer. Back in 1980, give or take a couple of years, I was at their house outside of Albany, which was… rustic. I met her at least twice since then, mentioned here.
A political trailblazer, Dianne Feinstein was the first woman to be elected mayor of San Francisco and later became the longest-serving female Senator in United States history. I remember when she announced the assassination of George Moscone and Harvey Milk.
Hall of Fame 3B, Orioles legend Brooks Robinson dies at 86. He received 16 consecutive Gold Gloves.
Keith Giffen, Comic Book Writer-Artist Behind Lobo, Blue Beetle and Rocket Raccoon, Dies at 70
Piper Laurie, Actress in ‘The Hustler,’ ‘Carrie’ and ‘Twin Peaks,’ Dies at 91
Suzanne Somers, Star of ‘Three’s a Company’, Dies a Day Shy of 77
Phyllis Coates, the First Lois Lane on Television, Dies at 96
Mark Goddard, Actor on ‘Lost in Space,’ Dies at 87
Kelly remembers Robert John Guttke
“I don’t want to discuss the intricacies and atrocities of the Israeli-Hamas conflict here. I just want a quiet space to express my grief. Grief is different than outrage and vengeance because it has no satisfying outlet or expression. No remedy, no cure. Even achieving justice does not slake grief. It is impenetrable.” –Kareem
Leonard Bernstein, playing the solo piano and conducting the Columbia Symphony Orchestra, in George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and also An American in Paris. I have the very CD pictured..
Mean Town Blues – Johnny Winter (CPH, 1971)
Peter Sprague Plays Getting Better
The Tree – Maren Morris
Ceremonial: An Autumn Ode -Toru Takemitsu
Look What They’ve Done To My Song, Ma – the MonaLisa Twins