The Weekly Town Crier (09/13/19)

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All the week’s news that’s fit to cry about. 09/13/19 Edition.

Browse all the Weekly Town Crier posts so far.

Listen to all 52 episodes of The Global Elite Music Radio Podcast Supershow.

Listen to a mix of artists who have performed Habañero Collective house shows.

Browse the Musical Worldview posts.

Read “Jerry Falwell Jr. Shows How the Advance of Christendom Can Harm Christianity” by David French at National Review. Read my piece: “Americans: Stop Confusing Your Personal Cultural Values With Christianity.”

Read “Why Nobody in Hollywood Has Any Friends” at Hollywood Reporter.

R.I.P. Daniel Johnston.

R.I.P. Jarrid Wilson.

Read “Nodding To The Shadow” by Richard Rohr.

Read: “‘Simply Unacceptable’: 145 Executives Demand Senate Action on Gun Violence” at New York Times.

Read CNN’s report: “Publix joins retailers asking customers not to openly carry guns into its stores.”

Consider “The coming death of just about every rock legend” at The Week.

Read NME’s report: “The Rolling Stones are releasing a hefty deluxe ‘Let It Bleed’ 50th anniversary boxset.”

Listen as “R.E.M. Share Unreleased Song “Fascinating” to Support Hurricane Dorian Relief” at PItchfork.

ReadSammy Brue – The Folk Rock Kid” at Salt Lake Magazine.

Read about “Wallace and Ladmo's Musical Mastermind” at Phoenix New Times.

Read PBS’ report: “Trudeau says Canada will take refugees banned by U.S.'“

Read ArtNet’s report: “Artist David Hockney Is Moving to France Because It’s Illegal to Smoke Practically Anywhere in America.”

Listen as “Wynonna Judd & Cass McCombs Form Duo The Frothy Pit, Share New Song “The Child” at Stereogum.

Read “A Shared Place Wendell Berry’s lifelong dissent” at The Nation.

Read/Watch “Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey to talk all things The Office on new podcast Co-stars and real-life best friends will break down episodes and reveal behind-the-scenes trivia on Office Ladies” at Consequence of Sound.

Browse “The Music That Made Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy” at Pitchfork.

Read “Dan Brown's Desire Path: Our Arts & Music Columnist's new band is quite good” at VoidLive. Browse my post about One Eleven Heavy here.

Read Christianity Today’s report: “Is American Christianity on Its Last Legs? The Data Say Otherwise.”

Read “Sounds emanating love – the story of Arvo Pärt” at Estonian World.

See “The photographer shooting a 30-year timelapse of New York's skyline” at CNN.

See the “Evolution of Picasso’s Iconic Self-Portraits From Age 15 to 90” at

Watch Chance the Rapper and Smino Perform “Eternal” on “Ellen” at Pitchfork.

WatchChance the Rapper Explain How Jesus Inspires Him to Serve His Community” at Relevant.

Read “Buttigieg Talks Being a Pro-Choice Christian” at Relevant.

ReadSun Ra Applies to NASA’s Art Program: When the Inventor of Space Jazz Applied to Make Space Art” at Open Culture.

Listen to “Jemar Tisby on Race and the American Church” at Fuller Seminary.

Read Paste’s Op-Ed: “Brewery Taprooms: Please Allow Half Pours. I’m Begging You.”

Read: “Rob Stoner :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview.”

Read “Let’s bring back the Sabbath as a radical act against ‘total work’” at Aeon.

Read “It's Soul Music Without The Sex': Fat Possum Records' Bruce Watson Goes Gospel” at NPR’s World Cafe.

Watch the new trailer for the Michael Hutchence documentary ‘Mystify’ at NME.

Read “I Was Always Trying To Get Better”: Sonny Rollins On A Life In Jazz” at Udiscovermusic.

Read PBS News’ Hour’s report: “Share of uninsured Americans rises for 1st time in a decade.”

Read “Robert Del Naja on the technological world of Massive Attack” at Dazed Digital.

Discover “Ancient Sufi Dance: Rumi's Whirling Dervishes” at Culture Trip.

Listen to Kim Gordon’s New Song “Air BnB” at Pitchfork.

Watch “this young musician shred “Voodoo Child” on a Korean gayageum” at AV Club.

Read’s report: “moe. Announce First Studio Album in 5 Years.”

Read “Pastor and Writer Jarrid Wilson Has Died By Suicide” at Relevant.

Hear a new Matt Valentine song “Light Speed>” at Raven Sings The Blues.

Read “What I Learned From Aquarius Records, A Record Store For Big Ears” at NPR’s “All Songs Considered.”

Watch on MSNBC as Morning “Joe asks Mayor Pete about Jesus Christ being his lord and personal savior.”

Read Pitchfork’s piece: “Neko Case on Her New Album, Her House Burning Down, and Her Futuristic Feminism.”

Read: “Tennessee Senator calls higher education a 'liberal breeding ground,' calls to remove it all together.”

Hear Mary Oliver read “Her Beloved Poem “Wild Geese” at Brain Pickings.

Read “NRA Sues San Francisco Over ‘Terrorist Organization’ Designation’ at Rolling Stone.

Read “Live After Death: Inside Music’s Booming New Hologram Touring Industry” at Rolling Stone.

Read PopSugar’s report: “Schitt's Creek Season 5 Will Drop on Netflix in October.”

Read about Bonnie “Prince” Billy returning with his first new album of music in 8 years and watch the video for the new song “At The Back Of The Pit” at Stereogum.

Read: Jimmie Rodgers: “How an American country music pioneer entered African mythology” at Aeon.

Read: “Original Bauhaus lineup to reunite for first time in 13 years” at Consequence of Sound.

Read “They Don’t Think There Is Any America Left” What a researcher found when she interviewed black, white, and Latino working-class residents of a struggling coal town.“They Don’t Think There Is Any America Left” What a researcher found when she interviewed black, white, and Latino working-class residents of a struggling coal town” at Slate.

Hear “Hear U2 Discuss The Making of The Unforgettable Fire on This Day in 1987” at Paste Magazine.

Listen to a Spotify mix of my friend Justin McRoberts’ music.

Read Stereogum’s report: “Jack O’Connell To Star In Biopic About Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder.”

Read Rolling Stone’s report “We’re Only Beginning to See the Consequences of the Bush-Era Assault on Civil Liberties.”

Read Stereogum’s report: “Courtney Love Says She Turned Down $100,000 To Attend Opioid Heiress’ Fashion Show.”

Read/Watch David Hasselhoff Covers The Lords of The New Church’s “Open Your Eyes” for New Album Full of Post-Punk Covers” at

Read “Bahamians Fleeing to U.S. Turned Away Following Sudden Policy Change” at Relevant.

Visit PopSugar’s piece: “If You Think I'm Gonna Spend All My Money on These Golden Girl Chia Pets, You're So Right.”

Read “Religious conservatives voice fears that a Democratic president will lead them to 'martyrdom'“ at Yahoo, then read my piece “Americans: Stop Confusing Your Personal Cultural Values With Christianity.”

Read/Watch “The culture of masculinity and its negative impacts on men” at PBS.

Read Sojourners piece: “Margaret Atwood On Christianity, ‘The Handmaids Tale,’ And What Faithful Activism Looks Like Today.”

StreamMiles Davis’ unreleased ’80s album Rubberband” at Consequence of Sound.

Read “Love Is Not a Battlefield, and Neither Is Jeni’s: An Afternoon Eating Ice Cream With Hanif Abdurraqib” at The Ringer.

Read “Frances Bean Cobain Launches ‘Kurt Was Here’ Clothing Collection” at Rolling Stone.

ReadBob Dylan announces 2019 US tour dates The 28-date outing launches in October” at Consequence of Sound.

Read “Mark Twain on Racism, How Religion Is Used to Justify Injustice, and What His Mother Taught Him About Compassion” at Brain Pickings.

Read “Why ‘Wichita Lineman’ Contains the Greatest Musical Couplet Ever Written” at Lit Hub.

WatchSinéad O’Connor makes epic return on Ireland’s Late Late Show” at Consequence of Sound.

ReadTool’s Maynard James Keenan Addresses Justin Bieber Beef” at Stereogum.

Read an Op-Ed at Relevant: “A Christian Case for Prison Abolition.”

Uh oh! “White Claw announces nationwide shortage.”

Read Christianity Today’s report: “LifeWay’s Stores Are Closing. But Its Christian Books Will Be in More Stores Than Ever.”

Imagine being able to afford these turntables.

Read about the beef stews that’s been simmering for 45 years.

Stream or download a mix that I’ve been listening to in the car during Summer 2019.

Read Consequence of Sound’s report: “Vinyl sales on track to earn more than CDs for first time in over 30 years.”

Read Relevant’s piece: “Scientists: The Loch Ness Monster Might Just Be a Dumb Old Eel.”

Read Salon’s report that the “GOP poised to cancel caucuses and primaries in four states in spite of Trump challengers.”

Read Spin’s report that “Neil Young Announces New Book on the History of Pono.”

Read Christianity Today’s piece: “Meet the Dutch Christians Who Saved Their Jewish Neighbors from the Nazis.”

Read as Eric Trump teaches us how to do good journalism.

Hear Wilco “Debut Four New Originals in Norway” at

Read Katelyn Beaty’s review of Chris Arnade’s book Dignity: “Proximity Over Punditry.”

Read the New York Times opinion piece: “That Assault Weapon Ban? It Really Did Work.”

Read Sojourners’ piece asking us to remember “When American Christians were Socialists.”

Read Huffpost’s piece: “Pete Buttigieg: GOP Will Face A ‘Reckoning’ As Christians Realize Its Hypocrisy.”

Hear “Three Songs From Pernice Brothers’ First Album In 9 Years Spread The Feeling” at stereogum.

Read “The Literary Canon Is Mostly White. Here’s an Alternative Latin American Reading List” at remezcla.

Read Consequence of Sound’s piece: “Judas Priest’s Rob Halford announces holiday album, unveils new song “Donner and Blitzen.”

Read Relevant’s piece: “So, These Glasses Will Physically ‘Nudge’ You If You Stop Paying Attention in Class.”

Here Is Sleater-Kinney's New Drummer” at Exclaim!

Read NPR’s report: “CDC Says Number Of Possible Cases Of Vaping-Related Lung Illness Has Doubled.”

Read Christianity Today’s report: “Baptist College Handbook Authorizes ‘Full Access’ to Students’ Social Media Accounts.”

Read Billboard’s piece: “New Grateful Dead Photography Book Offers Deep Dive Into Jerry Garcia's Life.”

Read about the four-story roastery Starbucks is opening in Chicago.

Read 12News’ report: “Cars with back seat alert systems could help prevent kids left in hot cars.”

Read “A ‘Sabbatical’ From Church? One woman's story of how a break from church has helped remind her of what church is really all about” at Relevant.

Watch Dave Matthews for a solo set at NPR’s Tiny Desk.

Read Aldi’s statement on Twitter: “At ALDI, the safety of our employees, customers and the community is our highest priority. Alongside many other businesses, we are asking that our customers refrain from openly displaying firearms in any of our stores, except for authorized law enforcement personnel.”

ReadChance the Rapper Postpones Tour Following Birth of Second Daughter” at Pitchfork.

Follow KJZZ’s series: “Tracing The Migrant Journey.”

Read “‘Someone’s Gotta Tell the Freakin’ Truth’: Jerry Falwell’s Aides Break Their Silence” at Politico.

Read and consider “Brotopia: breaking up the church’s boys club” at Mike

Read: “Survey: 45 Percent of College Students Don’t Think ‘In God We Trust’ Belongs on U.S. Money” at Relevant.

Read’s report: ““There’s A Reward: A Celebration of the Life & Music of Neal Casal” Will Feature Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Circles Around the Sun, Joe Russo, Dave Dreiwitz, Dave Schools and More.”

The Weekly Town Crier (08/30/19)


All the week’s news that’ fit to cry about.

Listen to all 52 episodes of The Global Elite Music Radio Podcast Supershow.

Listen to a mix of artists who have performed Habañero Collective house shows.

Watch as “Meat Loaf discusses the music in 'Bat Out of Hell The Musical'.

Read as Relevant magazine wonders: “Why did Jerry Falwell Jr. reportedly steer the sale of $1.2 million in Liberty property to his young personal trainer for no money down, a low interest rate and then have the school lease part of it back from him?”

Read Slate’s piece: “Governing by Owning the Libs When a president’s entire motivation is to antagonize the people who didn’t vote for him.”

Read and wonder: “Bake Off fans in love with Noel Fielding’s Dinosaur Jr. jumper - can you buy it?”

Read Relevant’s piece: “Whoa, Benny Hinn Is Rejecting the Prosperity Gospel: ‘I’m Correcting My Theology’".

Read/Listen to “Columnfortably Numb: Psych Rock For September Reviewed By JR Moores” at Quietus.

Read Pitchfork’s report: “R.E.M. Announce Monster Reissue With Unreleased Music The six-disc 25th anniversary edition comes with unheard demos and a live performance.”

Browse as the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival announces its 2019 lineup.

Read Raw Story’s report: “Infowars’ Sandy Hook appeal goes down in flames as judge orders Alex Jones to ‘pay all costs’.

Read Open Culture’s piece: “Why Should You Read Haruki Murakami? An Animated Video on His “Epic Literary Puzzle” Kafka on the Shore Makes the Case.”

Read Stereogum’s report: “Ohio Man Sues After Legless Juggalo Crashes Into Him With A Golf Cart At Insane Clown Posse Gathering: He was operating the golf cart peddles with a baseball bat.”

Read Travel and Leisure’s piece: “These Key West Hotels Offer Waterproof Books You Can Read in the Pool.”

Read Phoenix New Times’ report: “Former Revolver Records Building Will Become Evolve Arts Space in Roosevelt Row.”

Read NPR’s piece: “After Months In A Dish, Lab-Grown Minibrains Start Making 'Brain Waves'.

Help Janet Weiss Get Back On Her Feet at GoFundMe.

So, Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters wanted to start a petition to get Oasis to reunite so Noel Gallagher says he wants to start a petition to get Foo Fighters to break up. Read about it at NME.

See “Inside Jazz Great Dave Brubeck's Groovy Connecticut Home” at Town and Country.

Read as Wisconsin Public Radio wonders: “What Ever Happened To The Pop Song Fade-Out? The History Behind Bringing A Song To Silence.”

Read as The Hollywood Reporter reports that Audible is being sued by U.S. Publishers over the question of whether or not transcripts of audio books are . . . books.

Read Slate’s report “Netflix Confirms Rumors: Breaking Bad Movie Will Be Released in October.”

Read Consequence of Sound’s report: “Leslie Jones, Alec Baldwin exit SNL.”

I didn't know who Bret Stephens was until this week. Now he will always be the Bedbug Guy. See what tattling can do to you, kids?!

Read Stereogum’s report that Xylouris White (featured on Episode 03 of the Global Elite Music Radio Podcast Supershow) have announced their new album The Sisypheans and shared a new video.

Read Rolling Stone’s report: “Sting Condemns Brazil’s Handling of Amazon Fires: ‘We Will All Suffer the Consequences’Sting Condemns Brazil’s Handling of Amazon Fires: ‘We Will All Suffer the Consequences’

Read the Washington Posts’s report: “Mormon leaders explicitly ban guns from houses of worship.”

Read’s report: “Phil Lesh Cancels Festival Appearances to Undergo Back Surgery.”

Browse “The Most Disgusting Canned Foods” at Ranker.

Head to Facebook and RSVP for John Doe’s book signing at Zia Records Chandler.

Consider “Back in the Habit: Creedal Faith and “Sister Act” at Mockingbird.

Read about the “Teen who registered people to vote as they waited in line at Popeyes.”

Visit Live For Live Music to “Celebrate Oteil Burbridge’s 55th Birthday With His Dead & Co Lead Vocal Debuts.”

Read Consequence of Sound’s report: “Eva Longoria to direct Flamin’ Hot Cheetos movie Flamin' Hot will tell the story of the man behind the popular snack.”

Read “Kim Gordon interview: on art, life after Sonic Youth and her debut solo album, No Home Record” at The Times.

Read “More UFOs Than Ever Before” at The Paris Review.

Watch The Muppets perform “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Read about the garbage man who “saved 25,000 books and turned them into a library. The pictures are amazing.”

Read AV Club’s piece “How can you not check out a movie called The VelociPastor?”

Read PopSugar’s report: “Disney's New Pixar Movie, Soul, Will Feature Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, and a Whole Lotta Jazz.”

Listen to the Christianity Today podcast episode: “Grief Is Inevitable. It Doesn't Have to Be Inevitably Lonely.”

Read Pitchfork’s report: “Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Scoring New Pixar Movie Soul.”

Read the Washington Post’s piece: “Dairy Queen burgers are not made of human flesh, a county coroner is forced to confirm.”

Read Nippon’s profile: ““Sazae-san” and “Chibi Maruko-chan”: Two of Japan’s Most Beloved Anime.”

Read: “Get Involved, Internet: Help They Might Be Giants raise money for separated families and asylum-seeking minors” at AV Club.”

Browse “The Story of Outlaw Country in 33 Songs” at Pitchfork.

Read Rolling Stone’s report: “'It Was One Problem After Another': How Woodstock 50 Fell Apart.”

Browse Pitchfork’s picks for “The 25 Best Music Videos of the 1970s.”

Read Consequence of Sound’s report “Peter Murphy has “made a full recovery” after suffering heart attack.”

Browse Barack Obama’s 2019 Summer Playlist.

Read AV Club’s report: “Black Panther II is coming in 2022.”

Browse the Englewood Review of Books’ list of “Fall 2019 Most Anticipated Books for Christian Readers!”

Read Christianity Today’s piece: “How Prison Ministry Inspired an All-Female Audio Bible.”

Read Bandcamp’s piece “The Indonesian Underground: From Its Political Roots to the Present Day.”

Read Rolling Stone’s piece: “The Young and the Sexless There’s a new sexual revolution going on: young men and women getting off on not getting it on. Meet the Christian soldiers who are fighting the fire down below.”

Read Pro Publica’s piece: “How Amazon and Silicon Valley Seduced the Pentagon.”

Watch the live-action Lady and the Tramp trailer at Rolling Stone.

Watch Bob Weir sit in with Old Crow Medicine Show and Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians.

Read The Guardian’s piece: “'My father said I should be looking after the cows': the first female Tuareg guitarist: Fatou Seidi Ghali once had to practise on her brother’s guitar in secret. She and her band, Les Filles de Illighadad, are now taking the world by storm.” Listen to Les Filles de Illighadad on Episode 46 of the Global Elite Music Radio Podcast Supershow.

Read Vinyl Factory’s report: “Tricky announces his autobiography, Hell Is Round The Corner.”

Read The Atlantic’s report: “The Proud Boys’ Real Target They are endangering both American citizens and American ideals at large.”

Read as New York Times considers “How Feist’s ‘1234’ Turned Into a ‘Sesame Street’ Blockbuster.”

Read America: A Jesuit Review’s piece: “We need to stop reacting to Trump—and start responding. There’s a big difference.”

Read: “Jerry Garcia on Saving the World’s Rainforests: 30 years ago, Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead spoke to High Times about preserving the rainforests.”

Read about the “Foucault Pendulum at the Franklin Institute” at Atlas Obscura.

Read as the Phoenix New Times reports “The Full Lineup for the 2019 Apache Lake Music Festival.”

R.I.P. “David Koch, conservative donor and philanthropist.”

R.I.P. Neal Casal.

R.I.P. Pedro Bell (??/??/?? - 08/27/19)

R.I.P. Donnie Fritts (11/08/42 - 08/27/19)

Wonder “What Does an Ancient Pot Sound Like?” at Pitchfork.

Read “Meet The Edelweiss Pirates: The Little-Known Teenaged Resistance Fighters Of Nazi Germany” at All That’s Interesting.

Read Gallup’s piece “Sermon Content Is What Appeals Most to Churchgoers.”

Stream a new track from Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier at Consequence of Sound ahead of their collaborative album

Watch Derek Trucks sit in with the Trey Anastasio Band at Live For Live Music.

Read Relevant’s report: “People Are Getting Sued Over the Billy Graham Rule Now: A sheriff's deputy says he was fired for refusing to work alone with a woman. Now he's suing for religious discrimination.”

Read Consequence of Sound’s “Social Distortion announce 40th anniversary show with Joan Jett, The Distillers, The Kills, and more.”

Stream a new track from Trey Anastasio and watch Trey Anastasio sit in with Khruangbin at LOCKN’.

Read about “That Time Keith Richards Found Muddy Waters Painting the Ceiling at Chess Studios.”

Read Stereogum’s report “Death Row Records Is Now Owned By Hasbro.”

Read Exclaim’s report “Colin Stetson Is Scoring a Nicolas Cage Film.”

Read Rolling Stone’s report: “Eddie Money Reveals Stage 4 Esophageal Cancer Diagnosis.”

Read Pitchfork’s report “Why the Eminem Vs. Spotify Case May Be Headed to the Supreme Court.”

Read Rolling Stone’s report “David Byrne Launches Online Magazine ‘Reasons to Be Cheerful’

Read Consequence of Sound’s piece “Emma Stone is punk rock Cruella de Vil in first image from upcoming prequel.”

Read: “How Competitive Walking Captivated Georgian Britain In 1815, thousands of people came to watch George Wilson, the “Blackheath Pedestrian,” walk 1,000 miles” at Atlas Obscura.

Read Relevant’s piece “Rev. William Barber Calls on Democrats to Host a Presidential Debate on Poverty.”

The Weekly Town Crier (08/23/19)


All the week’s news that’s fit to cry about.

Listen to all 52 episodes of The Global Elite Music Radio Podcast Supershow.

Listen to a mix of artists who have performed Habañero Collective house shows.

Read Pitchfork’s report: “John Coltrane’s 1964 Album Blue World Gets First Ever Release.”

Read as Slate wonders “Why Are There So Many Weird Tech Patents?”

Read the report “Wycliffe Hall announces the appointment of N.T. Wright as their Senior Research Fellow.”

Read Boing Boing’s piece “The world's largest occult library has a public online archive.”

Read GQ’s piece: “Bon Iver’s Latest Album Is a Celebration of What It Means to Be Human.”

Read KEXP’s report: “Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan Proclaims August 22, 2019 as Layne Staley Day.”

Read as Pitchfork considers “How Artist Imposters and Fake Songs Sneak Onto Streaming Services.”

Stream a new GospelbeacH ballad at PopMatters.

Read Consequence of Sound’s report “Thom Yorke curates one-off zine.”

Browse Phoenix New Times’ list “Mural City: See How Artists Are Transforming Roosevelt Row in Phoenix.”

HearMotörhead Frontman Lemmy Kilmister’s Lost Country Duet ‘The Mask’ at Rolling Stone.

Read Exclaim’s report: “Willie Nelson Is Making CBD Products for Pets.”

Read Rolling Stone’s report: “Dave Chappelle Plots Block Party to Benefit Victims of Dayton Shooting.”

Read as Aquarium Drukard interviews Bill Callahan.

Hear Neil Gaiman Read “The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury,” His Lovely Present for Bradbury’s 91st and Final Birthday.”

Read Town and Country’s piece “Gwyneth Paltrow Hired a Personal Book Curator—Here's What He Chose For Her Shelves.”

Stream a new Animal Collective track at Spin.

Watch a new video from Tinariwen featuring Cass McCombs.

Read as Spin considers the musical evolution of David Berman.

Read NPR’s interview with Sleater-Kinney.

Read 'Trout Mask Replica' at 50 at PopMatters.

Read as The Chicago Sun-Times profiles The Hold Steady.

Read Exclaim’s report: “The 'Breaking Bad' Movie Has Already Been Filmed, Says Bob Odenkirk.”

Browse as Paste previews the Fall’s upcoming books on music.

Stream a new Sturgill Simpson track at NPR.

Read The Guardian’s report “'It's an act of defiance': the rise of all-female festival lineups.”

Read NPR’s piece “Looking Back On 'Bitches Brew': The Year Miles Davis Plugged Jazz In.”

Read Wall Street Journal’s report: “Health Insurers Set to Expand Offerings Under the ACA.”

Read 12 News’ piece “Suburban voters are pressuring Republicans to act on guns.”

Hear Patty Griffin cover Tom Waits for a new project. Yes, please.

Read AZ Central’s report “Undocumented Arizona high school graduates will get tuition break at state universities.”

Read Slate’s report: “How Billie Eilish Brought Lil Nas X to the End of the “Road”.

Read Sojourner’s piece: “PRAY FOR THE PRESIDENT? It's challenging to offer thanksgiving for a presidency filled with so much cruelty.”

Please enjoy this soothing footage of a migrating herd of wild air mattresses” at Audio Visual Club.

Read Pitchfork’s report “Elephant 6 Documentary Is Out Now...On VHS.”

Browse “A Beginner’s Guide to the kaleidoscopic music of Stereolab” at Treble.

R.I.P. “Canned Heat Bassist Larry Taylor Dead at 77.”

Consider “The Mysterious Disappearance of Ambrose Bierce” at How Stuff Works.

Read “Finding Winnie: The Improbable and Touching Real-Life Story of the Baby Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh” at Brain Pickings.

Read Consequence of Sound’s piece: “David Lynch announces massive Twin Peaks: From Z to A box set Collecting just about every piece of Twin Peaks content imaginable.”

Regardless of your political persuasion, is it too much to say that we miss having a President who gave out reading lists instead of insults? Browse Barack Obama’s 2019 Summer Reading List.

Read about the South Carolina teacher sues her own school district, claiming that “the district broke state and federal laws by requiring her to pay for school supplies out of her own pocket and work for free at school-related events.”

Read as Relevant considers “A New Kind of Prosperity Gospel.”

Browse AZ Central’s list of “12 local bands you need to know in metro Phoenix.”

Read Pitchfork’s report: “How Artist Imposters and Fake Songs Sneak Onto Streaming Services.”

Read as Pete Enns reminds us: “America Is Not in the Bible.”

Read Human Rights Watch’s report: “US: New Rules Allow Indefinite Detention of Children.”

Read as Nerdist wonders “Why People Forget Neil Gaiman Wrote MONONOKE’s Dub.”

Listen as Bon Iver “explodes” the song “Holyfields” from 2019’s i,i.

Read Pitchfork’s report: “Taylor Swift Says She Plans to Re-Record Her Back Catalog to Regain Control of Her Masters.”

Read Fatherly’s piece “Highlights Magazine Denounced Migrant Family Separations. This Is What Happened Next.” Highlights Magazine has more guts than many of our churches.

ReadJoan Didion on Grief” at Brain Pickings.

Read NPR’s piece: “Billie Full Of Grace: How Billie Holiday Learned To Sing At The House Of The Good Shepherd.”

Read Christianity Today’s piece “How US Churches Cover Millions in Medical Debt.”

Read PopMatters’ review of the recent Sun Ra Arkestra San Francisco shows: “The Sun Ra Arkestra Brings Interplanetary Music to San Francisco.”

Read Consequence of Sound’s report: “David Hasselhoff’s new album features “Sweet Caroline” with Ministry, and other odd collaborative covers.”

Read the Daily Mail’s report: “NFL players help pay $50,000 cash bail of undocumented immigrant who spent 89 days in an ICE detention center after reciting 'Dear America' poem that blasted US immigration policies at city board meeting.”

Hear “All the Samples In Burna Boy's 'African Giant

Read as Relevant wonders: “Wait, Is Trump Calling Himself the ‘King of Israel’ and ‘Second Coming of God’?”

Read CNet’s report: “Antisurveillance clothes foil cameras by making you look like a car.”

Read Spin’s 1988 with Public Enemy’s Chuck D.

Read as Ibram X. Kendi talks about his book How To Be An Antiracist with NPR Books.

Read The Guardian’s piece “Art Spiegelman: golden age superheroes were shaped by the rise of fascism.” And, please, if you haven’t read Maus, please do so.

Hear The Highwomen's new statement song, 'Highwomen' at The Current.

Read Consequence of Sound’s report “Neil Young and Crazy Horse announce COLORADO, the band’s first new album in seven years.”

Read Christianity Today’s piece “Shane Claiborne on guns, love and why he wants a new Christian narrative.”

Read WDRB’s report “Florida vacation home invaded by vomiting vultures.”

Watch the Trailer For Bruce Springsteen’s Concert Film ‘Western Stars’” at Rolling Stone.

Read Slate’s answer to your question “What Happened to Sha Na Na?”

Read Artnet’s report “Experts in Pompeii Have Discovered a Female Sorcerer’s Mysterious Arsenal of Charms—See Them Here.”

R.I.P. Henri Belolo (co-founder of the Village People.) (11/36 - 08/03/19).

Read The Palm Beach Post’s report “After sex scandal, Billy Graham’s grandson is starting a church in Palm Beach Gardens.”

Read Brooklyn Vegan’s piece “Henry Rollins talks bigotry in the Trump era, separating art from artist, and more.”

Read The Daily Beast’s piece “How Slave Owners Dictated the Language of the 2nd Amendment Southern aristocrats wanted armed militias mainly to control their slaves. So they wanted language in the new nation's constitution protecting that right.”

Watch Mister Rogers cut a record.

ReadRichard Rohr On White Privilege” at Sojourners. "White privilege is largely hidden from our eyes if we are white."

Read Artnet’s report “A Long-Lost Set of Sketches From Beloved Classic ‘The Little Prince’ Has Turned Up in a Swiss Storage Facility.”

Read Rolling Stone’s report “Plague-Infected Prairie Dogs Threaten Phish Labor Day Event.”

Read as Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy talks with Radio Milwaukee.

Read Stereogum’s report of Kim Gordon’s debut solo album and watch a new video.

Read Variety’s report “‘Matrix 4’ Officially a Go With Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Lana Wachowski.”

Read IGN’s report: “Spider-Man Out of the MCU If Marvel, Sony Can't Reach Deal.”

  • Read as Salon asks: “How many times must "Spider-Man" die, Sony?”

  • Read C/Net’s report: “Stan Lee's daughter speaks out against Marvel/Disney in Spidey spat "No one could have treated my father worse than Marvel and Disney’s executives,"

Browse Uproxx’s list: “We Had Brewers Tell Us The One IPA You Have To Try.”

Stream Brittany Howard’s new track “He Loves Me” at Stereogum.

Read/Watch Open Culture’s piece: “The Restaurant of Mistaken Orders: A Tokyo Restaurant Where All the Servers Are People Living with Dementia.”

Read Buzzfeed News’ report: “Chinese Media Is Running Facebook Ads To Convince Westerners The Country’s Detention Centers Aren’t Human Rights Violations.”

Read Christianity Today’s piece “Churches Are Saving Ethiopia's Last Remaining Native Trees.”

Read as The Millions considers “Maya Angelou in the Kitchen.”

Read as Jesca Hoop discusses her favorite albums with Quietus.

Read Salon’s piece: “As cannabis cuts into spirits spending, distillers release "hemped" products.”

Read as Kathleen Hanna breaks down Bikini KIll's "Rebel Girl" for NPR’s Weekend Edition.

Read as PopMatters interviews Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry.

Browse Inside Hook’s list of reissue labels to watch.

Read “When Robert Smith and David Bowie interviewed each other” at Far Out Magazine.

Listen to Daniel Johnston’s wonderfully menacing cover of The Beatles ‘Got To Get You Into My Life’ at Far Out Magazine.

See “George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” Illustrated by Ralph Steadman” at Brain Pickings.

Watch “David Lynch Teaches You to Cook His Quinoa Recipe in a Weird, Surrealist Video” at Open Culture.

Hear the gun-control-benefit song “Fish In A Gun Barrel” from NOFX.

Read “Lord Byron’s Moving Elegy for His Beloved Dog” at Brain Pickings.

Read Christianity Today’s piece: “Southwestern Distances Itself from Paige Patterson in Sex Abuse Lawsuit.” Even after all these years, Paige Patterson is still blaming the Calvinists.

Hear the new Robbie Robertson song ‘Let Love Reign’ featuring Glen Hansard.

Read “Bukowski’s Letter of Gratitude to the Man Who Helped Him Quit His Soul-Sucking Job and Become a Full-Time Writer” at Brain Pickings.

Read Pitchfork’s report: “Concert Company Sofar Sounds Under Investigation by New York State Department of Labor.”

Read Stereogum’s piece: “Björk Announces Utopia Box Set With 14 Handmade Birdcall Flutes.”

Read/Hear PRI’s piece: “Hieronymus Bosch painted sheet music on a man's butt and now you can hear it.”

Read Pitchfork’s piece: “Toni Morrison and the Music of Black Life.”

R.I.P. Peter Fonda.

Watch “Live Footage Timeline of Pink Floyd Transitioning From Syd Barrett to David Gilmour From 1967 Through 1972” at Laughing Squid.

Read Consequence of Sound’s piece: “Slayer apparently too “terrifying” for NASCAR as band’s sponsorship is pulled due to “reactionary concerns”

Browse Phoenix New Times’ list of “21 Movies You (Probably) Didn't Know Were Filmed In Arizona.”

Watch deleted scenes of the Grateful Dead at Woodstock.

In light of the Trump administration re-writing American Values, consider Slate’s piece “The Complicated History of Emma Lazarus’ “The New Colossus”.

Read “45 Minutes From Stardom: What It's Like Performing at Madison Square Garden as the Opener” at Billboard.

Read Phoenix New Times’ piece: “True North Studio Plans Seven-Story Parking Garage in Roosevelt Row.”

Read about “Syria's first lady receiving top medical care in a Damascus hospital to cure her of her cancer while her husband bombs hospitals in areas held by the armed opposition.”

Explore “Two Hundred Years of Blue” at Brain Pickings.

Read “Ezra Koenig Interviews Foster the People’s Mark Foster About Jeffrey Epstein Conspiracy Theory” at Pitchfork.

ReadTalk Talk’s Mark Hollis and the Language of Silence” at Vulture.

Read as Relevant wonders “Should Christians Participate In Partisan Politics?”

Read Religion News Service’s piece: “With a flurry of recent actions, President Donald Trump’s administration is now winning conservative religious leaders' praise for aggressively fulfilling many of their goals for his presidency.”

Read Relevant’s interview with Scot McKnight: “Why the Book of Romans Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means.”

Read CNBC’s piece: “The US won’t provide flu vaccines to migrant families at border detention camps.”

Read the New York Times report: “Fires in Amazon Rain Forest Have Surged This Year.”

Read Francis Beckwith’s piece “God Is Not A Scientific Hypothesis” at The Catholic Thing.