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Some of us (old enough to remember) enjoyed a number of Lesley Gore's pop hits back in the 1960's. "It's My Party" is one of my favorites. Anyway, she has passed away at 68 from cancer. ...
by librarisingnsf
Comment Count 69 comments on Mon Feb 16, 2015 at 02:32 PM PST with 154 Recommends
Salon.com published an excellent article today, written by Steve Almond, titled "Our dangerous macho delusions: Brian Williams’ fraudulence — and our own" . It is by far the best analysis I have ...
by AmBushed
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Feb 09, 2015 at 10:50 AM PST with 21 Recommends
That NBC Evening News anchor Brian Williams falsely tried to appropriate the heroism of America's actual fighting men and ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 23 comments on Fri Feb 06, 2015 at 01:18 PM PST with 19 Recommends
Politics may be the lifeblood on DailyKos, but culture is often defined as events outside of the political walls. Films, Music, Television and other media help define for a culture what ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 39 comments on Thu Jan 15, 2015 at 07:06 AM PST with 20 Recommends
Elly May (or the actress who played the role) has died. I always thought her critter-loving character was cute (and funny). RIP, Donna. From NBC12 : PRIDE, LA (WAFB) - Family members say ...
by librarisingnsf
Comment Count 53 comments on Fri Jan 02, 2015 at 12:11 PM PST with 83 Recommends
Can consciousness and the ambition/wish to entertain not only co-exist within the same person, the same organization or the same creation, but can they actually fuse into one? As a filmmaker and a ...
by citizentm
Comment Count 2 comments on Sun Dec 21, 2014 at 11:37 AM PST with 0 Recommends
The so-called War on Christmas has taken convoluted turns this year, as Satanists spread holiday cheer and Christians themselves begin to increasingly air suspicions that ...
by Doug Mesner
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Dec 17, 2014 at 09:15 PM PST with 9 Recommends
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFY0HBkUm8o The above clip from the pilot episode of the landmark TV show/sitcom is a microcosm of what the show would be about, the message it would attempt to ...
by kevinbr38
Comment Count 29 comments on Sat Nov 22, 2014 at 04:27 AM PST with 2 Recommends
As I think of Ferguson, Mo. I recall an opportunity I had and I dang sure took it and to think how it could escalate today tells me just how backwards we have gone. I had recently gotten a ...
by Vetwife
Comment Count 20 comments on Tue Nov 18, 2014 at 06:16 PM PST with 17 Recommends
Clara Bow was born in 1905. Bow’s young life was fraught from the beginning. Her mother underwent a high risk pregnancy in order to have Clara. Unfortunately when her mother was in the last ...
by Laurie Crosby
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat Nov 15, 2014 at 04:23 AM PST with 10 Recommends
A few days ago, I wrote a diary noting that the Kansas Democratic Party had driven itself to near extinction. This diary ended up getting quite a bit of attention around Kansas - leading numerous ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 51 comments on Fri Nov 07, 2014 at 09:19 AM PST with 127 Recommends
Do you ever get the feeling that news stories are extensions of high school spats? First Sarah Palin’s family was brawling at a party, now a boyfriend-gone-bitter sparked an ...
by Mark Fiore
Comment Count 222 comments on Fri Oct 31, 2014 at 06:50 AM PDT with 37 Recommends
We're researching a book about people who gave up stardom but found success in a progressive cause. Can you help us find them?
by maxfolger
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Oct 29, 2014 at 04:47 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Can't sleep, clown will eat me. Can't sleep, clown will eat me. For most people, Halloween is a holiday where little kids put on costumes and go trick-or-treating around neighborhoods. And it's ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 45 comments on Mon Oct 27, 2014 at 06:30 PM PDT with 29 Recommends
The CBS 2 news just ran a story about ISIS recruiting teenage girls to support their cause. It discussed how some of the girls were caught by their parents before they left; how for some girls the ...
by StopMotionsolo
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Oct 06, 2014 at 02:44 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Paul Revere, organist and leader of Paul Revere and the Raiders, has died of cancer at the age of seventy-six. From SFGate : LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Revere, the organist and leader of the ...
by librarisingnsf
Comment Count 23 comments on Sun Oct 05, 2014 at 09:10 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
First of all, sorry for the long gap between Parts I and II. The events leading to this diary may already be out of the news cycle but it is still relevant because of the underlying mechanisms of ...
by Steve CXS
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Oct 09, 2014 at 12:00 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Here is your "feel good" video for the day. Ahhh ... so cute!
by librarisingnsf
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Sep 23, 2014 at 09:18 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
First of all, let me reintroduce myself as my last diary here is dated October 2006 . At the time I wanted to make a regular diary series about how US politics is viewed abroad, mainly in Germany. ...
by Steve CXS
Comment Count 1 comments on Sun Sep 28, 2014 at 05:53 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
So we go to see Richard Linklater’s terrific “Boyhood” at the movies last night. I show them my Medicare card, my AARP membership card, and then they make us walk past this sign. [OK I��
by Roger Burke
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Sep 17, 2014 at 08:48 PM PDT with 2 Recommends