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Over at The Ringer, I wrote about the 35th anniversary of The Talking Heads’ amazing concert film Stop Making Sense and the ways in which David Byrne and Jonathan Demme’s overlapping, visionary sensibilities helped to explain America in the weird 1980s. Shot for shot, pound for pound, you will not see many concert films that […]
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Matt Karp has been received the latest assignment to do intelligence-insulting PR on behalf of the Sanders campaign. It starts with an elaborate “this is the future liberals want” bit positing…California governor Malia Obama. This helpfully reminds us that Karp’s knowledge about what liberals want seems to come entirely from antiliberal irony bro twitter, the […]
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Shorter Lebron: Stick to Sports

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On October 15, 2019
The NBA continues to refuse to cover itself with glory:  LeBron James believes Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey “wasn’t educated” before he sent the tweet in support of antigovernment protesters in Hong Kong that damaged relations between China and the NBA. Speaking to the media for the first time since Morey’s tweet on Oct. 4 set off […]

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On October 14, 2019

With respect to the debate about whether the impeachment inquiry into Trump should be narrow or broad, I lean strongly towards the latter (in part because I don’t think there’s any real ch

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Warren is going to be the nominee, and the general election is going to be between, on the one hand, white supremacists, (trigger: Barack Obama) white evangelical fundamentalists, (trigger: drag queen children’s reading hour. Children’s reading hour Mandrake) white cultural reactionaries, (trigger: Home Depot aisle signs in Spanish) white burn it all down chaos-seekers, (trigger: […]
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