Winehouse: All My Loving

August 18, 2018

“All My Loving,” written by Paul McCartney, sung by Amy Winehouse, with guitarist Femi Temowo, recorded at the Glastonbury Festival, 2004.

Amy Winehouse Foundation website

Femi Temowo website

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Breaking Up Somebody’s Home

August 18, 2018

“Breaking Up Somebody’s Home,” written by Al Jackson Jr. and Timothy Matthews, recorded by Ann Peebles, 1971.

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Easy Target

August 18, 2018

“Easy Target,” written and performed by John Mellencamp.

John Mellencamp website.

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Alló Maillot 38-37

August 18, 2018

“Alló Maillot 38-37,” written by Michel Jourdan, Philip Springer, and Buddy Kaye, performed by Frank Alamo for Scopitone. These short films were back-projected on a small screen mounted on a “visual jukebox.”

Lyrics here.

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Crusader Rabbit in Texas, Episode 3

August 18, 2018

Crusader Rabbit, Series 1, Episode 3, “Crusader vs the State of Texas,” 1950. Directed by  Alexander Anderson, co-written by Mr. Anderson, Hal Goodman, Arthur North, Lloyd Turner, and Jay Ward. Voice actors: Lucille Bliss (Crusader Rabbit), Vern Louden (Rags the Tiger and Vernon Vulture), Roy Whaley (narrator). The cartoon series was the first produced for the small black-and-white television screen rather than movie theaters.

Tune in next Saturday for another exciting episode!

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The History of Art in 60 Seconds

August 17, 2018

A one-minute video by CaoShu, rendered in hundreds of different art styles, spanning centuries of art history.

Note: Caoshu, “grass script,” is the term for Chinese calligraphy.

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What is literature for?

August 16, 2018

“What is literature for?” An exploration by The School of Life, produced in collaboration with Mad Adam.

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The M.T.A. Workout

August 15, 2018

“Welcome to the new M.T.A.: Metropolitan Transit Athletics! Grab a towel, swipe your MetroCard, and get ready to sweat. Daily membership costs only $2.75.”

“The M.T.A. Workout,” a fitness plan by The New Yorker.

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Self-Esteem

August 14, 2018

Philosopher Alain de Botton explains self-esteem. Animated by Jesse Collett for the School of Life.

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Cruz vs. Beto: The Beef

August 13, 2018

Cruz vs. Beto: The Beef

In what may be the most Texan comment in this year’s Senate race between incumbent Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke, Cruz spokesperson Emily Miller called Beto “a Triple Meat Whataburger liberal who is out of touch with Texas values.” The beef (ahem) started when the Fort Worth Star-Telegram claimed the O’Rouke logo looks like a Whataburger Spicy Ketchup packet.

Note: Unlike Emily Miller (Baltimore) and Ted Cruz (Canada!), Whataburger and Beto O’Rourke were both born in Texas.

More:

“What Could Ted Cruz’s Campaign Have Meant When It Called Beto O’Rourke a ‘Triple Meat Whataburger Liberal’?”  Dan Solomon, Texas Monthly

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