Posts Tagged ‘videos’

John Oliver on Gerrymandering

June 22, 2017

The Rule of Law: He who rules makes the law. Legislators often reshape voting districts to keep their parties in political power. John Oliver explains.

Related:

“Why the Supreme Court’s decision to review Wisconsin’s gerrymandering is such a big deal,” Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post

“Gerrymandering Case Echoes in Inkblot-Like Districts Across the U.S.,” Michael Cooper, New York Times

“Where Gerrymandering Is Containing City Power,” Brentin Mock, CityLab

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Gerrymandering: Jagged Lines of Partisan Power

June 20, 2017

Dr. Christina Greer of Fordham University explains “Gerrymandering.” Animation by Smart Bubble Society.

Related:

“Why the Supreme Court’s decision to review Wisconsin’s gerrymandering is such a big deal,” Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post

“Gerrymandering Case Echoes in Inkblot-Like Districts Across the U.S.,” Michael Cooper, New York Times

“Where Gerrymandering Is Containing City Power,” Brentin Mock, CityLab

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Black & White

June 11, 2017

“Black & White,” written in 1951 by David Arkin and Earl Robinson, performed by Greyhound in 1971. The song was originally recorded by Pete Seeger.

More:

“Greyhound – The Story behind ‘Black and White,'” Marco On The Bass

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Sugar: Threat or Menace?

June 9, 2017

Is a sugar a drug? A PBS Digital video by Joe Hanson.

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Salman Rushdie: The White House Weaponizes ‘Fake News’

June 6, 2017

In April, author Salman Rushdie was a panelist at A Dangerous Moment: Shades of Red and Blue, hosted by The Ethics Centre and sponsored by The Guardian.

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Piper

May 31, 2017

“Piper,” the Oscar-winning Pixar animation, directed by Alan Barillaro.

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The First City

May 30, 2017

Jonathan F. P. Rose explains how the first city was started in Turkey, 12,000 years ago.

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It’s Oh So Quiet

May 28, 2017

“It’s Oh So Quiet,” performed by Björk in a 1995 video by Spike Jonze. The tune, recorded by Betty Hutton in 1951, is a version of the German song “Und jetzt ist es still,” composed by Austrian Hans Lang, with English lyrics by Bert Reisfeld. There’s also a 1949 version in French, “Tout est tranquille,” by Ginette Garcin.

Björk website

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Love Is A Losing Game

May 27, 2017

“Love Is A Losing Game,” written and performed by Amy Winehouse. Released in 2007.

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The Thieving Magpie

May 27, 2017

“The Thieving Magpie,” a short film by Fabrice Mathieu. Music from the opera “La Gazza Ladra” by Rossini.

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