All the News that’s fit to cry about. 09/06/19 edition.
Browse all the Weekly Town Crier posts so far.
Browse the Musical Worldview posts.
Stream or download a mix that I’ve been listening to in the car during Summer 2019.
Read “Study Shows Increasing Political Divide Between Younger and Older White Evangelicals” at Sojourners.
Watch a tour of a “paranormal bookstore at the Jersey Shore.”
Hear “5 Hours of Edgar Allan Poe Stories Read by Vincent Price & Basil Rathbone" at Open Culture.
Read “An Oral History Of The Fender Telecaster” at Guitar.com.
Read “Hang on the Box: The Illustrated Story of China’s Female Punk Pioneers” at radiichina.com.
Read CNN’s report: “Walmart ends all handgun ammunition sales and asks customers not to carry guns into stores.”
Read CNBC’s report: “Kroger joins Walmart in asking shoppers not to openly carry guns in stores.”
Read Walgreens’ statement: “We are joining other retailers in asking our customers to no longer openly carry firearms into our stores other than authorized law enforcement officials.”
Read NBC News’ report: “Walgreens, CVS and Wegmans join Walmart and Kroger in asking customers to no longer openly carry guns in their stores.”
Read PopSugar’s profile: “Skateboarding Legend Peggy Oki on the Olympics and 40 Years of Smashing Gender Expectations.”
Read Washington Posts’s piece: “It’s a brave new world. Why is our protest music stuck in the past?”
See a newly discovered “Shimmery blue tarantula.”
Read Atlas Obscura’s piece: “The World’s First Piranha Ramen Is No Joke.”
Read about “The Spectacular Failure of the World's Only Hard Rock Theme Park” at Vice.
Read Newsweek’s report that a “Teenager Went Blind After Only Eating Fries, Chips, White Bread, Sausages and Ham Since Elementary School.”
Learn “How peacock spiders use optical illusions to woo females” at National Geographic.
Read CNN’s report: “Judge rules White House must give Playboy columnist Brian Karem his press pass back.”
Read about the Banksy artwork stolen in Paris.
See Relevant’s report: “The Thomas Kinkade/Godzilla Mashup You Knew Was Coming Is Finally Here.”
Read about Atlas Obscura’s piece: “Found in a Record Store: Kurt Cobain’s Royalty Check.”
Read Fatherly’s report that “Netflix Is Ditching the Binge, Will Start Releasing Episodes Weekly.”
Free on September 18 and in Phoenix? Celebrate National Bourbon Month w/ Free Whiskey Tasting at the Little Woody.
Browse the piece: “Guinea Pig Halloween Costumes Exist, and Yup, That Is Definitely a Pineapple Suit” at
Read Music Radar’s interview with Peter Hook: Peter Hook: “I’ve never liked to be hidden, and I don’t like to be patronised. I don’t buy into the idea that the bass player is the quiet one”
Read/Listen to NPR’s report: “Charlottesville Victims Use Post-Slavery KKK Law To Go After Hate Groups.”
Read as Gen.Medium suggests: “Public Libraries Aren’t Going Extinct — They’re Evolving.”
Read about the TN man suing “Popeyes for running out of chicken sandwiches.”
Watch/Read: “Expert predicts 25% of colleges will "fail" in the next 20 years” at CBS News.
Read/Listen to NPR’s report “Houses Of Worship Find New Life After Congregations Downsize.”
R.I.P. Valerie Harper.
Browse as Book Riot profiles “11 Nonfiction Science Comics For Adults.”
Join Rolling Stone in wondering: What is a VSCO Girl?
Read KQED’s report: “San Francisco Officials Designate NRA a Domestic Terrorist Organization.”
Browse Rolling Stone’s list of “15 Legendary Unreleased Albums.”
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