I am still so, so sad about Derrick. Like, so sad.
In financial terms, it costs taxpayers about $40,000 a day to pay for Mr....– Gingrich Is Quitting the Race (Just Give Him a Little Time)
Yeah, we were having a really nice conversation until you came over here with...– Someone, to me. “Love it or leave it,” is what I said back.
Philadelphia to proposes shuttering its public... →
The plan would shut 40 schools in ‘13 and 6 more a year after that until 2017. Meanwhile in Chicago, $700 million dollar gap for 2013!
MAINE IS THE MOST PEACEFUL STATE IN AMERICA. SUCK... →
“My five year old cut off my three year old’s hair. A few weeks later, I decided to interview them and get their explanations. Here’s what they told me.”
Here’s to hoping that Chilly has the time to start a helpful mommy-blog...– Johnson at Clawhammer Farm, describing how pig births and after care goes down.
Happy Birthday, Selena. You, only you.
The funny thing about that sequence where Coach Fredricks is telling Sam about...– Paul Feig walks us through Freaks And Geeks | The A.V. Club
Israel Tells Foreign Activists Where to Go -... →
The Israeli government’s letter to pro-Palestinian activists entering the country uses the same, tired technique of pointing out other more “real” problems that people should be working on, which is a logic #fail on a number of levels, the most obvious being that it is possible for a human to be involved in more than one cause.
Prince on Muppets Tonight, September 13, 1997.
Common and Maya Angelou Have Reconciled: "She... →
I talked to Common on the phone today! Dreeeeeeamweaverrrrrr…
Become a Vocalo Storyteller! Applications due... →
vocalostorytellers: So, check it out: We’re recruiting 8 to 10 community-minded folks to participate in Vocalo’s free storytelling workshops. The classes will be taught by multimedia professionals from Chicago Public Media (Vocalo/WBEZ) and will take place at 848 E Grand Ave at Navy Pier, every Saturday from 12-4pm, from May 5th-June 2nd.
When “stand your ground” fails - Salon.com →
John McNeil, who is black, killed a white man who assaulted him and his son on his property. This was in Georgia in 2005. Georgia has a “Stand Your Ground” law. The police did not charge him at the time. One year later the county DA Patrick Head charged him with murder. John McNeil is now serving a sentence for life in prison. “It’s not about race.”
Race and poverty roundup: Black ex-CPD officer... →
teamvocalo: Real Talk from the Barber Shop Floor. barbershopshow: Howard Morgan’s wife, Rosalind, will join The Chicago Reporter on the Barber Shop Show Friday at noon on Vocalo 89.5 FM. Listen Live
In Minneapolis, the world's quietest room |... →
AUDIO NERD ALERT.
We have to invest and spend our money in the original Israel, which offers the...– Journalist Peter Beinart has called for a boycott of goods produced in the West Bank. On today’s Fresh Air, he explains why. (And journalist Gary Rosenblatt explains why he disagrees with Beinart.)