You might want to bookmark this because it’s updated regularly: Who Is Running for President (and Who’s Not)? Most recently, it’s former New York governor George Pataki, who’s been out of office since 2006.
Obama To Posthumously Award “Harlem Hellfighter” With Medal Of Honor For Heroism on June 2, 2015. That would be Sgt. Henry Johnson, who I wrote about HERE.
On July 28th, 1917: Between 8,000 and 10,000 African-Americans marched against lynching and anti-black violence in a protest known as The Silent Parade.
“Playing the Race Card”: A Transatlantic Perspective.
The Milwaukee Experiment. How to stop mass incarceration.
The Mystery of Screven County by Ken Screven.
From SSRN: Bruce Bartlett on How Fox News Changed American Media and Political Dynamics.
Does Color Even Exist? “What you see is only what you see.”
The linguistic failure of “comparing with a Nazi.”
Vivaldi’s Pond by Chuck Miller.
Arthur is dictating the future, albeit imperfectly. Plus AT&T did a good job predicting the future.
Woody Allen On ‘Irrational Man’, His Movies & Hollywood’s Perilous Path – Cannes Q&A.
The Tony Awards for Broadway air on CBS-TV on Sunday, June 7. Some nifty theater links. Listen to songs from Something Rotten.
Lead Belly, Alan Lomax and the Relevance of a Renewed Interest in American Vernacular Music.
Trailer of the movie Love & Mercy, about Brian Wilson.
James Taylor interview by Howard Stern on May 12, in anticipation of Taylor’s new album release on June 16th, listen to HERE or HERE. A friend said, “it was Howard at his best. James forthright, thoughtful and plain honest.”
Why Arthur likes Uma Thurman by Fall Out Boy, besides the Munsters theme.
SamuraiFrog ranks Weird Al: 70-61.
For Beatlemaniacs: Spirit of the Song by Andrew Lind Nath.
The Day That Never Happened and Let’s Drop Beavers from Airplanes and Tater tots and termites.
Apparently Disney Used To Recycle Animation Scenes.
Muppets: Rowlf ads.
Of course, there’s a lot of David Letterman stuff. Here’s How Harvey Pekar became one of his greatest recurring guests. Articles by National Memo and Jaquandor. Or one could just go to Evanier’s page and search for Letterman.
EXCLUSIVE Preview: HOUSE OF HEM #1, a collection of Marvel comics stories written and drawn by my friend Fred Hembeck.
I love Rube Goldbergesque experiments.
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The Ranting Chef’s Two-Timing Number One.
I made SamuraiFrog’s This Week in Neat-O, which is kind of…neat. And Dustbury shared the same piece.
I suppose I should complain, but it’s so weird. Twice now in the past month, someone has taken a blogpost I’ve written and put it on their Facebook page. The person has kept a citation to my original post, which I imagine could be stripped as it gets passed along. But I’m so fascinated someone would even bother to do so that I haven’t commented – yet.
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Roger Green, Art Green’s grandfather, “was born and bred in Rangitikei, and ran the family farm, Mangahoe Land Company, during the 1960s until they put a manager on it in 1967.” (Arthur Green is in New Zealand’s version of The Bachelor.)