Democracy and the Press: We’re in Trouble
Revisiting the fascism question
Liz Cheney’s new book blasts GOP as ‘enablers and collaborators’ of djt
Why Georgia Republicans Are Protecting the D.A. Who Indicted Trump
ProPublica reviewed 12 of the nation’s strictest abortion bans. Few changed in 2023, as state lawmakers caved to pressure from anti-abortion groups opposing exceptions for rape, incest and health risks.
Dollar Stores: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
The Remarkable Biden Economy
You Cannot Rely on the Government to Protect You From Bad Charities
FTC Authorizes Compulsory Process for AI-related Products and Services
Chuck Miller: A big toe named Elise Stefanik
NYPL service was impacted due to City budget cuts, including ending Sunday service at the vast majority of locations that currently offer it.
About 8.2 Million People Moved Between States in 2022
Of special interest to me
Finally — a PROFESSIONAL Comics Magazine! COMICS SCENE 1, January 1982. At this point in the video, there is a discussion about a FantaCo ad. Tom Skulan noted that the ad wasn’t particularly successful, whereas the ads for horror items in Fangoria magazine were much more profitable.
New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2023, one of which was written by an author I actually know
Obit for Bob Maye, who grew up not far from my house in Binghamton, NY
Consumer Value Stores
Boston Globe: CVS pharmacists are at a breaking point, imperiling the company’s reinvention plans. The link may be behind a paywall, but basically: “There are not enough pharmacists in the pipeline, and the ones the company employs are reaching a breaking point. The company… has spent billions remaking itself into a sophisticated healthcare conglomerate. A key goal is turning its thousands of stores into community clinics where pharmacists, doctors, and nurses work together to improve patient health. But none of this works if the company can’t hire or retain its pharmacists. ‘Pharmacists are burned out,’ said a former CVS executive.”
Warner Bros. Reverses Course on ‘Coyote vs. Acme‘ After Filmmakers Rebel. I don’t understand how a studio makes money scrapping a film it’s completed.
The Boy Who Captured JFK From His Parents’ Basement
John Oliver – Finding a Place for Satire & Immigration as a Comedian | The Daily Show
Do You Want to Build a Movie? An Oral History of Frozen
How TMZ Became Hollywood’s Grim Reaper
What Is the Value of a Scenic View?
Mark Evanier bankrupted his grandmother in Monopoly, and in life
Now I Know
The Hole in a Swiss Citizenship Application
Peter Sprague Plays Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You featuring Rebecca Jade
Tray Wellington: Crooked Mind
The Highwomen: Crowded Table
Jake Blount: Didn’t It Rain
Rhiannon Giddens: You’re The One
Amythyst Kiah: Hangover Blues
Our Native Daughters: Black Myself
Rina Sawayama : Chosen Family
Kara Jackson: Pawnshop
Rossini: L’italiana in Algeri – Overture
Michael Pollack accompanies Billy Joel on “New York State of Mind”
You Were Meant For Me – Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds
Notation Must Die: The Battle For How We Read Music, which starts with ten minutes about chess notation