April rambling: history on the road

The King of Canned Italian Food

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History on the Road: After decades of reading, writing, and teaching about the American past, Ed Ayers sets out to see how that past is remembered in the places where it happened.

American Visions: The United States, 1800-1860. There’s more to every story, and the making of America is no exception. Visions for a more perfect union—often originating from the margins of society—continue to shape our nation in profound ways. These original voices are resurfaced in the book American Visions and brought to life through short films, original sources, and visits to the places where history unfolded.

The Deadliest Infectious Disease of All Time | Crash Course Lecture (Tuberculosis)

Will the World Central Kitchen attack change anything?

What Updates to OMB’s Race/Ethnicity Standards Mean for the Census Bureau. They included Using a Combined Race/Ethnicity Question and a New “Middle Eastern or North African” Category

Food Delivery Apps: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Today in book banning

djt: Stock Plummets (Literally) ft. Liz Dye and revealing his true abortion position: Lying to win elections and his mental health diagnosis was confirmed by a forensic psychiatrist. A Weekend Show Special

How a small change to U.S. quarters is part of a big trend in logo design. A subtle change on the front of the 2022 U.S. quarters mimics a shift in the design of corporate logos.

Basque has no known linguistic relatives.

Pop culture
The film fans who refuse to surrender to streaming: ‘One day you’ll barter bread for our DVDs’

TV Ratings: Men’s NCAA Basketball Final Falls Short of Women’s Title Game for First Time

Broadway Openings Crowd Theaters As Hopefuls Aim for Tony Nominations

Joe Flaherty, ‘SCTV’ and ‘Freaks and Geeks’ Actor, Dies at 82

Irwin and Fran (2013) | Full Documentary about comedian Irwin Corey and his wife of 70 years, Fran (Berman)

The King of Canned Italian Food, Chef Hector Boyardee, née Boiardi, and his spaghetti recipe

Carolyn by Mark Evanier

The tyranny of the algorithm: why every coffee shop looks the same

Now I Know

The Million Pound Cough and The Case of the Missing Space Tomatoes and The $0 Baseball Player With the Priceless Contract and The Birds That Didn’t Want to be Tracked and The Speeding Ticket That Sent a Judge to Jail and The King of the Solar Eclipse and But What Did Delaware?


Peter Sprague Plays Playground of the Gods featuring Rebecca Jade

English drummer Gerry Conway (1947-2024)

Mickey Guyton – Black Like Me

Come In From The Cold – Joni Mitchell

Coverville 1482: The Nick Lowe Cover Story II and 1483: The Richard Thompson Cover Story II

Linda Martell: Bad Case of the Blues

Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Second Concerto

Brittney Spencer: I Got Time 

Favorite Songs By Favorite Artists: Modern English

Rhiannon Giddens: Don’t Let It Trouble Your Mind 

K-Chuck Radio: Pass it on the left-hand side…

Franz von Suppe’s Poet and Peasant Overture

Ann Peebles: I Can’t Stand The Rain 

Weird Al Yankovic: Polkas, Parodies, and the Power of Satire

Billie Eilish, Pearl Jam, and Nicki Minaj are among a group of 200 artists who penned an open letter to tech and digital music companies, expressing their concerns over the use of AI in music

Beyoncé fans say songs missing from Cowboy Carter vinyl and CDs

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