An Ode to Oy — the Perfect Yiddish Word
And speaking of which: Rings of Power Cast Slams Racist Threats Against Performers: “Middle-Earth Is Not All White.” This hurts my head. Someone wrote, and I’ve misplaced the attribution, I’m afraid: “When did we stop being able to just sit down and enjoy something that’s been created? Just take all shows and movies as fan fiction of any book that they take it from and enjoy the creators’ stories.”
Sah Quah: More than twenty years after the American Civil War, an enslaved Alaskan walked into a Sitka courtroom and sued for his freedom
The Church Left on the Curb: A chance trash-day encounter reveals a 170-year institutional history
Anne Garrels, the longtime foreign correspondent for NPR, dies at 71
In Memorium Video from this year’s Emmys and going about a decade back
Jazz Pianist & NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis Dies at His Chicago Home, September 12, at the age of 87
“Weird Al” Yankovic on the Long, Hard Road to Bring His Mock Biopic to the Big Screen
Ken Levine ends his blog, but his podcast will continue
At 100, Norman Lear Looks Back (And Ahead)
Whiz! Bang! Boom! Energetic Ads Hold Viewers’ Attention
Real Money, Fake Musicians: Inside a Million-Dollar Instagram Verification Scheme
Quentin Tarantino, Miramax Settle ‘Pulp Fiction’ NFT Legal Battle
Flin Flon: One Book’s Unlikely Survival
Has a computer ever passed the Turing test?
The Twisted Life of Clippy, Microsoft’s annoying paperclip. Its developers never imagined the virtual assistant would become a cultural icon.
Some good advice from John Green
Of Elbows and Tables
Best State Capitals to Live In – 2022 Edition. Albany, NY, is #9.
The Small Town In New York With More Historic Buildings Than Any Other
Can Something Be “Very Unique”? Modifying Absolute Adjectives
How deranged anti-Obama conspiracy theories led America to Donald Trump
Judge Cannon’s Incredibly Flawed Trump Special Master Ruling
The faulty premise of the ‘2,000 mules’ trailer about voting by mail in the 2020 election
How Many Of ‘Her Emails’ Were Classified? Actually, Zero
Thomas, Barrett will further delegitimize SCOTUS when they fail to recuse on key cases
The Battle for Voters’ Imaginations over Abortion. Pete Buttigieg was correct.
When We Rose to Fight COVID, We Were Deliberately Turned Against Each Other
The Return of the Bitter Politics of Envy
UN Report Highlights Ongoing Racism in the US
Nebraska HS newspaper and journalism program shut down over student-written commentary on LGBTQ+ issues. The shutdown of the prize-winning student newspaper after 54 years occurred because an edition in June contained student-written commentary on LGBTQ+ issues, the origins of Pride Month, and the history of homophobia, material members of the local school board considered inappropriate.
U.S. life expectancy drops sharply, the second consecutive decline
Most and Least Ethnically Diverse Cities in the U.S.
Demographic divide – the key differences in media and entertainment that continue to evolve between younger and older Americans.
New Data Reveal Inequality in Retirement Account Ownership
When and How Often People Marry Changes by Birth Cohort
Behind the Beats article about Rebecca Jade by the Smooth Jazz Network!
The In Crowd – the Ramsey Lewis Trio
The Comedians – Dmitry Kabalevsky. The second section, The Galop, is EXTREMELY familiar to me.
Wade In The Water – Ramsey Lewis
Jonchaies by Iannis Xenakis
Conductor Seiji Ozawa leads the Vienna Philharmonic in Strauss’s overture to Die Fledermaus
Hang On Sloopy – Ramsey Lewis Trio. I still have the Hang On Ramsey album on vinyl
If You Could Read My Mind – Gordon Lightfoot