September 29, 2014   263 notes
nprmusic:

This is not Dueling Banjos: The Married Couple Edition.
Stream Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn’s new album from NPR Music’s First Listen. 

HooHAH!

nprmusic:

This is not Dueling Banjos: The Married Couple Edition.

Stream Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn’s new album from NPR Music’s First Listen

HooHAH!

September 25, 2014   200 notes
todaysdocument:

MAD Magazine Issue #1: A National Comic Book Day & Banned Books Week Two-for-One

First Issue of “Mad Magazine”, 10/1952
From the series: Committee Papers, 1816 - 2011. Records of the U.S. Senate, 1789 - 2011.

The National Archives has a copy of issue #1 of MAD magazine. This copy of the famous satirical comic book is a permanent federal record, and was submitted to a Senate subcommittee on juvenile delinquency as evidence of comics’ corrupting influence on young people. For three days, experts testified on whether or not comic books were “printed poison” for young people. The hearings created so much bad press for the comics industry that it created the Comics Code Authority to self-regulate the content of their comic books.
MAD's publisher, EC Comics, would eventually reformat the publication as a magazine in order to avoid the CCA restrictions. 
(via US National Archives on Facebook)
What’s your favorite Banned Comic Book?

todaysdocument:

MAD Magazine Issue #1: A National Comic Book Day & Banned Books Week Two-for-One

First Issue of “Mad Magazine”, 10/1952

From the series: Committee Papers, 1816 - 2011. Records of the U.S. Senate, 1789 - 2011.

The National Archives has a copy of issue #1 of MAD magazine. This copy of the famous satirical comic book is a permanent federal record, and was submitted to a Senate subcommittee on juvenile delinquency as evidence of comics’ corrupting influence on young people. 

For three days, experts testified on whether or not comic books were “printed poison” for young people. The hearings created so much bad press for the comics industry that it created the Comics Code Authority to self-regulate the content of their comic books.

MAD's publisher, EC Comics, would eventually reformat the publication as a magazine in order to avoid the CCA restrictions. 

(via US National Archives on Facebook)

What’s your favorite Banned Comic Book?

September 18, 2014   267 notes

nprfreshair:

New Show ‘Madam Secretary’ Pales In Comparison With ‘The Good Wife’ 

All these years in, I don’t have to spend much time raving about why I love The Good Wife. The legal cases they dramatize are as intelligent, and as multi-layered, as the characters, and the acting, from the guest stars as well as the regulars, is marvelous. Each week on The Good Wife, the show’s opening credits don’t show up until about 10 minutes into the show – and they always catch me by surprise, because by that time, I’m so involved with the plot, I forget that the credits haven’t run yet.  But when they arrive, with flair and a bit of dramatic punctuation, they always remind me, week in and week out, that I’m watching one of TV’s best dramas.

-Fresh Air TV Critic David Bianculli 

Yeah, buddy. Go watch The Good Wife, you all, and be wrapped up in some good stuff.

(Source: mymargulies)

September 17, 2014   142 notes
September 16, 2014   572 notes

Occasionally, We Get Internal Pronunciation Emails

npr:

Hi there

As we approach the Scottish referendum, may I please remind you that the correct pronunciation of Edinburgh is <ED-in-BURR-ah>

+++ if you are Scottish you can say ED-in-BRAH  +++

However it is NOT a an animal’s den “–burrow” or a  large lump of ice    “-berg”

Cheers 

Kevin*

*We checked with Kevin before posting this.

Kevin Beesley

Europe Editor

NPR National Public Radio

Related: The Answers To Your Questions on Scotland’s Independence Vote

Good to know!

September 15, 2014   405 notes
npr:

The peaches we eat today look very little like the first peaches planted. We can thank the Chinese farmers who first domesticated the fruit for kicking off the millennia of breeding for perfection.
The Perfect Summer Peach Wasn’t Always So Rosy
Courtesy of Jose Chaparro/University of Florida

"Do I dare to eat a peach?" (T S. Eliot)"Eat a Peach" (Allman Bros.)

npr:

The peaches we eat today look very little like the first peaches planted. We can thank the Chinese farmers who first domesticated the fruit for kicking off the millennia of breeding for perfection.

The Perfect Summer Peach Wasn’t Always So Rosy

Courtesy of Jose Chaparro/University of Florida

"Do I dare to eat a peach?" (T S. Eliot)
"Eat a Peach" (Allman Bros.)

September 11, 2014   652 notes

fallontonight:

ICYMI: Meghan Trainor, Jimmy, and The Roots give a classroom spin to her hit “All About That Bass”! 

This is the hit song at our house this fine evening!

(Source: nickmillerturtleface)

August 26, 2014   13 notes

fantagraphics:

This weekend, Eleanor Davis and Ed Piskor are going to rock Georgia’s lit festival in Decatur. Free to the public on Saturday, August 30th and Sunday, August 31st, the Decatur Book Festival is all over downtown Decatur. 

Eleanor is giving a presentation along with Liz Prince and moderator Kerry Leibling at the How to Be Graphic” panel on Saturday, August 30th. A little less salty than it sounds, be at the Marriott Conference Center Ballroom A promptly at 1:45pm! (130 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030) A book signing to follow.
 
Meanwhile, on Sunday Ed Piskor has the Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 2 - Book Launch at 5pm. Along with moderator Edward A. Hall, Piskor will talk about the jump hip-hop has made from legends to comic book panels. Join him at Marriott Conference Center Ballroom. (130 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030)A book signing to follow.
 
So we’ll see you, DECATUR, this weekend! 

Good stuff!

August 21, 2014   84 notes
nprfreshair:

 Maureen Corrigan reviews the new graphic novel from Jules Feiffer:

The title, Kill My Mother, has about as much subtlety as a migraine, but Jules Feiffer isn’t going for subtlety in this, his first graphic novel.  Instead, he’s going for ricocheting bullets, imploding nuclear families, knuckle sandwiches, booze, broads, and paranoia gone ballistic. In short, at the ripe old age of 85, Feiffer has returned to the seedy comic strips, hard-boiled novels and B movies of his youth: this time out, he’s going for noir.


I can&#8217;t wait to read the new book by the great Jules Feiffer. BUT - let the record show  - this is NOT, as Corrigan states and the NYT Book Review cover story implied - this is not Feiffer&#8217;s first graphic novel. Ok, this may be his first historical GN, or some variation upon a historical, pulp, or detective graphic novel. But his 1980ish graphic novel Tantrum is one of my very favorites&#8230; It&#8217;s the cartoon saga of a fifty or sixty something guy who chooses to return to life as a little baby&#8230; With the dialogue and chutzpah of his real age. Don&#8217;t miss any Feiffer, any chance you get.

nprfreshair:

 Maureen Corrigan reviews the new graphic novel from Jules Feiffer:

The title, Kill My Mother, has about as much subtlety as a migraine, but Jules Feiffer isn’t going for subtlety in this, his first graphic novel.  Instead, he’s going for ricocheting bullets, imploding nuclear families, knuckle sandwiches, booze, broads, and paranoia gone ballistic. In short, at the ripe old age of 85, Feiffer has returned to the seedy comic strips, hard-boiled novels and B movies of his youth: this time out, he’s going for noir.

I can’t wait to read the new book by the great Jules Feiffer. BUT - let the record show - this is NOT, as Corrigan states and the NYT Book Review cover story implied - this is not Feiffer’s first graphic novel. Ok, this may be his first historical GN, or some variation upon a historical, pulp, or detective graphic novel. But his 1980ish graphic novel Tantrum is one of my very favorites… It’s the cartoon saga of a fifty or sixty something guy who chooses to return to life as a little baby… With the dialogue and chutzpah of his real age. Don’t miss any Feiffer, any chance you get.

August 21, 2014   55 notes
oldflorida:

Holly Hill Florida, the first place shuffleboard was played on land in the USA, in 1913.

I miss shuffleboard. If anybody near Atlanta Ga knows a court, or a miniature golf course&#8230; I&#8217;ll take you on.

oldflorida:

Holly Hill Florida, the first place shuffleboard was played on land in the USA, in 1913.

I miss shuffleboard. If anybody near Atlanta Ga knows a court, or a miniature golf course… I’ll take you on.