BREAKING FREE

LA MUSICA
Beverly “Guitar” Watkins, the greatest living blues guitarist you’ve never heard of

PEOPLE AND CULTURE
The four traits that put kids at risk for addiction
Rethinking capitalism
On carefree black boys: understanding the appeal of the ‘carefree’ aesthetic to black male musicians from Young Thug to Chance the Rapper
The washing machine club

DOING WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE
Emotional Labor: what it is and how it’s unfairly distributed, with copious examples
Building a national memorial to remember the victims of lynching

TECH
Someone is learning how to take down the internet
1980s Amiga has been running the AC and heat in 19 schools for 30 years

ABSURDUM
Smartphones replaced with butter
Tiny hand interviews Terry Crews

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Towards a Better World

GET WOKE
An incredible article about Harry Belafonte and the Civil Rights Movement
The distress of the privileged and how to talk about it
Misrepresenting the white working class: what the narrating class gets wrong
In the Harvard Business Review: there is no invisible hand
Women were included in the Civil Rights Act as a joke
Explaining white privilege to a broke white person
How to explain what is wrong with #AllLivesMatter as a response to #BlackLivesMatter
Map of 73 years of lynchings
Gender bias in Academe
The case of the missing perpetrator: disappearing men
Free books on race, gender, sexuality and class

FILM
Fact checking Alec Baldwin’s monologue in Glengarry Glen Ross
The Ace of Hearts (1927) silent movie online
Confidence at The Barbershop about Women
Jimmy Durante in Palooka (1934)

MUSIC
The oldest melody in existence
Tom Waits Burma Shave (full video)
Cher and David Bowie Young Americans medley
Shovels and Rope, Gasoline
Dolly Parton and Pentatonix sing Jolene acappella

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