The British Museum is full of stolen artifacts

March 3, 2021

The British Museum stores the loot of Empire, and just plain loot. A Vox video.

Related:

The Museum of Stolen Art

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Where’s My Flying Car?

March 2, 2021

Are flying cars still science fiction? A National Geographic video.

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The Great Potato Head Scare

March 1, 2021

The Great Potato Head Scare

The Hasbro corporation inspired outrage in the right-wing Twittersphere last week by announcing a re-branding of a heritage toy, Mr. Potato Head, as “Potato Head.” Conservative Culture Warriors expressed shock and horror that the toy ‘taters had been “cancelled,” rendered gender-neutral. Neutering the plastic mock-tubers would be difficult, as they lack reproductive organs, but this didn’t stop MAGA Twitter.

The full Hasbro press release explained that, while the name of the brand on the box will change to “Potato Head,” those boxes would still contain “2 large potato bodies, 1 small potato body, and 42 accessories” so kids can make families with a mommy and daddy, or two daddies, or two mommies, so they’ll look like their own families at home.

More:

“Right Wing Laments Loss of Mr. Potato Head’s Imaginary Genitals as Hasbro Gives Toy Line Gender-Neutral Name,” Ben Mathis-Lilley, Slate

Mr. Potato Head’s Misterectomy Clarified.” Simon Dumenco, AdAge

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Magic

February 28, 2021

“Magic,” written by Ric Ocasek, interpreted by Kris Delmhorst, 2011. Originally recorded by The Cars in 1984.

Kris Delmhorst website

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What’s Love Got To Do With It

February 28, 2021

“What’s Love Got To Do With It,” written by Terry Britten and Graham Lyle, performed by Walk Off the Earth, 2020. Video directed by Paul Maxwell.

Walk off the Earth website

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Walk On By

February 28, 2021

“Walk On By,” written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, recorded by Lou Johnson, 1990. Arranged by Allen Toussaint.

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My Rough and Rowdy Ways

February 28, 2021

“My Rough and Rowdy Ways,” written by Jimmie Rodgers and Elsie McWilliams, recorded by Jimmie Rodgers, 1929.

Jimmie Rodgers Museum website

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Lord Don’t Move the Mountain

February 28, 2021

“Lord Don’t Move the Mountain,” written by Doris Akers, recorded by Inez Andrews, 1972.

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Feeling Good

February 27, 2021

“Feeling Good,” written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse, interpreted by Carolina Isabel Colón Juarbe (Gale), 2013.

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Can’t Hardly Wait

February 27, 2021

“Can’t Hardly Wait,” written by Paul Westerberg, recorded by The Replacements, 1987. Paul Westerberg (vocals, guitars, six-string bass, harmonica), Tommy Stinson (bass, background vocals, guitars and guitar), Chris Mars (drums, background vocals), Jim Dickinson (keyboards), Alex Chilton (guitar), The Memphis Horns, Max Huls (strings).

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