npr: Hoodie In The House Leads To Shouting In The Capitol On the floor of the House this morning, Rep. Bobby Rush’s effort to call attention to the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin turned into a contest of wills between the Illinois Democrat and the presiding officer because Rush donned a hoodie while speaking. It’s against the rules to wear hats in the chamber when the House is in...
Until today, I couldn’t really understand why this... →
Dahlia Lithwick knocks Affordable Care Act legal analysis out of the park.
'Community' Ratings Are Cool, Cool, Cool →
lashley: huffposttv: Guys! 4.9 million, 2.2 in the demo. It even beat “American Idol” in the 18-34 demographic. It’s all happening! Six seasons and a movie, people. 9 seasons and a theme park!
Oh hey, Slavoj Zizek gave a rambling lecture about... →
And he unfavorably compares the series-ending montage to “the Circle of Life” opening from the The Lion King. Trigger alert: this gets a little weird.
I think it’s been the worst campaign I’ve ever seen in my life. I hate that...– Former First Lady Barbara Bush, on the Republican primaries (via theatlantic)
‘This Is How We Lost to the White Man’ →
longformorg: It’s rare that a magazine article really introduces you to a whole brand new idea. This piece is ostensibly a profile of Bill Cosby, but it’s much more profoundly an introduction to the notion of a “black conservative” political tradition. Not a tradition of African-Americans being aligned with the (white-dominated) mainstream American conservative movement, but a separate black...
theatlanticvideo: A Time-Lapse Video of the Night Sky Over Joshua Tree Gavin Heffernan and a group of Los Angeles-based filmmakers decided to escape the city by spending an evening under the stars in the California desert. Joshua Tree Journey: Part 2 (they hope to make this a series) is the result of that expedition. Yes, not a bad place to cremate Gram Parsons.
One of the great errors of an elite education,... →
A pretty great essay by William Deresiewicz on careerism, college, classism, testing, and the general ethics of being a decent human being that doesn’t slip into the budding clichés of the “Us versus the 1%.”