Nation Wishes It Could Just Once Be Reminded Of Preciousness Of Life Without Mass Shooting.
Get Visual: On passing.
Everything Doesn’t Happen For A Reason.
NY Gov. Cuomo signs “unconstitutional, McCarthyite” pro-Israel exec. order punishing BDS boycott movement.
Chuck Miller: The Blackbird: 2006-2016.
John Oliver: Debt Buyers.
Dear Journalists: For the Love of God, Please Stop Calling Your Writing “Content”.
A Progressive Agenda to Cut Poverty and Expand Opportunity.
Meditations of an Anxious Baker.
Christine Baxter: We Are Singing For Our Lives. The sights of her experience at the United Methodist General Conference.
New Yorker: Frog and Toad: an amphibious celebration of same-sex love. “Arnold Lobel… was born in 1933 and raised in Schenectady, New York.”
A Long-Lost Manuscript Contains a Searing Eyewitness Account of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921, a topic I wrote about here.
Arctic greening not a good thing; low-income assistance doesn’t make people lazy. And Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) is a schmuck.
Having It All Kinda Sucks. “Only women would sign up for this much crap.”
Jaquandor is dee-you-enn with the first draft of another book.
8 Important TV Shows That Were Lost Or Destroyed.
Bruce Dern, at 80, Reflects on His Career, Working With Clint Eastwood and Alfred Hitchcock.
Deconstructing Comics Podcast: #500 – Stephen Bissette: Comics, Movies, and Creator Credits.
Trouble with Comics #40: Party All the Time.
Bats In The Bedroom Can Spread Rabies Without An Obvious Bite, something I learned firsthand.
Period. Full Stop. Point. Whatever It’s Called, It’s Going Out of Style.
Now I Know: Watching What You Say and Decipher This and The Land Down Under in the Land Down Under and How to Take Turns, International Treaty Edition.
Peter Shaffer Dies at 90; Playwright Won Tonys for ‘Equus’ and ‘Amadeus’. Pronounced SHAFF-er. Amadeus: Peter Shaffer’s Enduring Portrait of Genius (and Mediocrity).
Gordie Howe, hockey legend, R.I.P. at 88. Howe played more than 1,700 games in the NHL and scored more than 800 goals. He was widely known as “Mr. Hockey.”
Irv Benson, R.I.P. at 102.
SamuraiFrog answered a bunch of questions from me, including about the Cincinnati Zoo.
Pentagon learned from the epic mistake of making a martyr of the world’s most gifted and famous athlete.
Cassius Clay sings Stand By Me.
Remembering Cleveland’s Muhammad Ali Summit, 1967. Bill Russell, Jim Brown, Lew Alcindor and others.
World Heavyweight Champion of Peace, Justice and Humanity.
Ali Understood the Racist Roots of War and Militarism. And he called them out fearlessly.
How Muhammad Ali helped Tavis Smiley heal a father-son rift.
The champ on That’s Incredible.
Muhammad Ali’s other big fight.
The 1996 Olympics.
When Muhammad Ali fought at the Washington Avenue Armory.
‘Ali! Ali!’: The Greatest is laid to rest in his hometown.
Pieces by Dustbury and Ken Levine.
A bunch of articles from Slate, including Billy Crystal’s Homage at the Champ’s Memorial. Plus Billy Crystal’s Muhammad Ali tribute – 15 Rounds (1979).
Muhammad Ali documentary ‘When We Were Kings’ to screen at Madison Theatre in Albany 6/23.
Big Daddy’s new video is a mash-up of “New York, New York” with classic Doo-Wop styles of the 1950s…most notably “Blue Moon” by The Marcels.
Marcia Howard: A voice from the past brings the past to The Voice.
Carpool Karaoke with James Corden, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Audra McDonald, Jane Krakowski, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
Lin-Manuel Miranda Freestyles about RAMEN.
Bobbie Gentry and other classic music photographs from the BBC archive.
Paul McCartney talks about the early days.
As Dustbury knows, this IS bad: Court Says Remastered Old Songs Get A Brand New Copyright.
Now I Know: Faking Fakin’ It.