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Virginia News Station Pays Tribute to Slain Journalists

A day after Virginia journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward were fatally shot while filming a live broadcast, their colleagues at WDBJ went on air to pay tribute with a moment of silence. Please take a moment today to pause and reflect to remember Alison Parker and Adam Ward. Show More Summary

Marshall Crenshaw Plays Superior Guitar Pop

Marshall Crenshaw #392: The EP Collection Red River Entertainment A worthy heir to Buddy Holly (who he portrayed in the biopic La Bamba) and John Lennon (who he played in a production of Beatlemania), Michigan-bred, New York-based Marshall Crenshaw has made superior guitar pop for more than three decades. Show More Summary

It's Time to Separate the South From the Confederacy

On Wednesday, the Memphis City Council cast its final vote to remove a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest from a downtown park. Despite the considerable pushback against the decision, I can't help but feel a little hope that progress is...Show More Summary

Undocumented Immigrant Bravely Calls Out His Racist Employer, Donald Trump

In a new series for New Left Media, a 24-year-old undocumented immigrant who works as a busser at Donald Trump's Soho hotel recently opened up about what it's like to work for a man whose immigration platform rests on characterizingShow More Summary

In Fort Benning, U.S. Army Shuts Down Misogynist Trolls

This coming Friday, two female lieutenants will become the first women to graduate from the U.S. Army's grueling Ranger program—an honor that requires all candidates to complete an intense, 62-day training course at Fort Benning in Georgia. Training...Show More Summary

Palehound's Debut Album Is Smart And Engrossing

Palehound Dry Food Exploding in Sound It's hard to pin Ellen Kempner down. Recording as Palehound, the Boston native just produced a smart, engrossing debut album (following a strong EP), which deftly juggles skittish rockers and woozy ballads, covering a dizzying amount of ground in less than a half-hour. Show More Summary

John Oliver Calls Out Televangelists Who Exploit Religion to Make Millions

On Sunday, Last Week Tonight took on the shady world of televangelism, an industry that unlike actual congregations that do real work to help others, is built on promises to heal through faith in exchange for hefty, tax-free donations. Show More Summary

Janelle Monáe Has Your New Black Lives Matter Protest Chant

Janelle Monáe and her badass record label, Wondaland, led a Black Lives Matter march in Philadelphia yesterday, and today she released a powerful new mix of her bonus track, "Hell You Talmbout," off her latest effort, The Electric Lady. Show More Summary

3 Times Sesame Street Has Hilariously Parodied an HBO Series

HBO just announced that it has struck a deal to air Sesame Street for the next five years on the network. The iconic show, which has aired on PBS for 45 years, will start running on HBO later this fall. Don't worry: The show will continue airing on PBS following a nine-month window during which HBO has exclusive rights to run it. Show More Summary

Lowe's Manager Bows to Request After Racist Customer Refuses Black Delivery Driver - ABC13 Last month, a black driver working for a local Lowe's in Danville, Virginia, was on his way to deliver a package when he received an abrupt order from his manager to return a shipment back to the store. "I asked himShow More Summary

John Oliver Creates the Perfect Video to Help With America's Lack of Sex Education Standards

In the United States, sex education is legally mandated in only 22 states, with just 13 requiring that information to be medically accurate. "We essentially have a weird patchwork system that varies wildly and not just from state toShow More Summary

The Mynabirds New Album Is Thoroughly Winning

The Mynabirds Lovers Know Saddle Creek With her smoky voice and brooding aura, Laura Burhenn could easily have been an elegant torch singer in an earlier era. On the thoroughly winning Lovers Know, her third album as The Mynabirds, the...Show More Summary

Music Review: "Speed Trap Town" by Jason Isbell

TRACK 8 "Speed Trap Town" From Jason Isbell’s Something More Than Free Southeastern Records Liner notes: Isbell embodies bedraggled resilience on an aching acoustic ballad about a toxic home, singing, "It never did occur to me to leave...Show More Summary

Music Review: “MariKKKopa” by Desaparecidos

TRACK 6 "MariKKKopa" From Desaparecidos' Payola Epitaph Liner notes: "We got to round 'em up!/Door to door the posse is ready," howls Conor Oberst on a window-rattling rant, which closes with an actual sound bite from xenophobic sheriff...Show More Summary

Fox News Is Breaking Up With Donald Trump. Now He's Freaking Out on Twitter

We may have Fox News to thank for the meteoric start to Donald Trump's presidential campaign, but could we soon credit the network for its impending doom? Judging by the thorny questions posed by Fox's moderators during the first Republican...Show More Summary

Jon Stewart Signs Off from the "Daily Show" with the Perfect Advice for Us All

After 16 years of engaging audiences with his political satire and no bullshit media criticism, Jon Stewart bid a final farewell as host of the Daily Show on Thursday night. The episode, filled with cameos from the likes of Steve Carell...Show More Summary

Even Donald Trump's Daughter Was Horrified By His Mexicans Are "Rapists" Comments

Every child understands being embarrassed by dad. This is likely an even more routine experience if you're the daughter of Donald Trump, who was once able to laugh off dad's confession that he'd probably date his own daughter if she wasn't in fact his daughter. Show More Summary

Amy Schumer Announces Plan To Tackle Gun Control

Amy Schumer just joined the gun control fight. During a press conference on Monday, the comedian, along with her cousin New York Senator Chuck Schumer, unveiled a new initiative to tackle gun violence. Last month, 59-year-old John Russell...Show More Summary

Watch John Oliver Explain Why Washington D.C. Should Be the 51st State

On Sunday, Last Week Tonight took on the issue of restricted voting rights for Washington D.C. residents, despite the fact they pay federal taxes and have a larger population than some entire states such as Vermont and Wyoming. Even the Dalai Lama once called the situation "quite strange." "The people of D.C. Show More Summary

Here Are Some Photos of Rep. John Lewis Holding Some Adorable Puppies

Shortly after commemorating the 50th anniversary of the landmark Voting Rights Act on Thursday, Rep. John Lewis stopped by the ASPCA's Paws for Celebration event on Capitol Hill to meet some adorable puppies. Fortunately for the rest...Show More Summary

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