Culture

January 29, 2014

Who Should Advertise During The Super Bowl? Hint: Not Pepsi
New companies stand to gain the most from America's biggest TV event
3:54 PM

Researchers reveal the smarter science behind Super Bowl advertising 

You Probably Haven't Read Robert Frost's Best Poems
12:28 PM

There's way more to Frost than "The Road Not Taken."

College Football Players Are Paid Professionals Who Absolutely Should Unionize
8:18 AM

Northwestern college football players have to work. They get paid to work. Now, they want a union. The NCAA is fighting it.

January 28, 2014

The Most Glaring Omission in Obama's State of the Union Address

In a State of the Union address with a few glaring omissions, perhaps the most surprising was President Barack Obama’s failure to devote even an aside to the issue of sexual assault in the military.

Pete Seeger: "For Too Much of My Life, I Preached to the Converted"
A previously unpublished interview
5:42 PM

A previously unpublished interview with Pete Seeger.

It's Time to Abolish the Super Bowl's Media Day
5:14 PM

The Tuesday before the Super Bowl has become a gigantic waste of time.

The History of Pete Seeger’s Reputation Is the History of the Past 70 Years
4:32 PM

A fascinating and obscure scholarly paper on Pete Seeger shows how he went from New Deal hero to McCarthy era untouchable to sixties radical icon to above-politics national icon.    

I Wasn't Born This Way. I Choose to Be Gay.
Macklemore sends the wrong LGBT message in 'Same Love'

Macklemore sends the wrong LGBT message in "Same Love."

Watch The Best of Pete Seeger's 1960s Rainbow Quest
Rediscovering a lost treasure thanks to YouTube
11:10 AM

Johnny Cash, June Carter, Elizabeth Cotton, Malvina Reynolds and more joined this gem of a show.

Pete Seeger's Magnificent, But Messy, Legacy
10:12 AM

Maybe it is good, in retrospect, that Pete Seeger's early, objectionable, Soviet-line performances can still be heard. 

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