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Friday Nite Videos | September 24, 2021

The Fight Over Masks in Schools | Jordan Klepper. Peace Train Featuring Yusuf / Cat Stevens. Bernie Sanders Takes on Fossil Fuel Lobby. Dutch Neanderthal Gains a Face, With Expression. The Card Counter | Movie.

21 Million Say Trump Should Be Restored by Violence

On Jan. 6, a mob took clear direction from Donald Trump and other political leaders to turn dangerous sentiments into violent reality. But the movement itself is larger and more complex than many people might like to think.

How Much Water Do You Actually Need?

“Stay hydrated” has become a new version of the old salutation, “Stay well.” Here’s how to know when you truly need to hydrate.

Vaccine Apartheid: Africans Tell UN ‘We Need Vaccines’

“No one is safe unless we are all safe.” That message was repeated throughout the day to world leaders assembled at the UN, as the inequity of vaccine distribution came into sharp focus.

Human Footprints Suggest Early Arrival in the Americas

If dates hold, tracks would put people in New Mexico thousands of years earlier than thought

17 Nobel Prize Winners Support Build Back Better

Seventeen recipients of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences have signed an open letter in support of President Biden’s Build Back Better package currently being considered in Congress.

Afghanistan and Beyond: End U.S. War-Making Everywhere

We need a reinvigorated anti-war movement. It is time to end all U.S. wars, shut down all U.S. military bases, and put an end to U.S. militarization and sanctions impacting countless people in the Global South.

Film and Television Negotiations Stalled

The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) announced Monday it does not intend to make any counteroffer to the IATSE’s most recent proposal.

The Power of Music and Art

Music has a way of finding the big, invisible moving pieces inside our hearts and souls and helping us figure out the position of things inside us. Let me give you some examples of how this works.

Sept 23, 2021-Reader Comments, Resources, Announcements

Reader Comments: Occupy Wall Street lessons; Labor Upsurge in state federations; Joe Manchin - Fossil Fuel's Man; German elections; Thank You Conn Hallinan; Dissent on Drafting Women; Nicaragua - different perspectives; Race in Cuba; more....
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Elaine Fowler Palencia Rattle
Illinois poet Elaine Fowler Palencia reveals one of the great secrets of evangelical capitalism, duping the consumer.


Class and Inequality: The Classroom in Crisis

Victoria Baena Boston Review
Education is struggle. Of the books under review, one shows community college students pioneering reading methods and expanding canons that came late to the Ivies. The second looks at a key figure in the African American intellectual tradition.


On Salt and The Impossible Pursuit of Food Sanctity

Alicia Kennedy From the Desk of Alicia Kennedy
Alicia Kenned who writes a weekly newsletter on food culture, politics, and media, says it’s no exaggeration that nostalgia can drive our food lives or that watching how someone salts their food tells quite a bit about their entire cooking philosophy


Happy Hour

Jerry Dyer
California poet Jerry Dyer captures the crazy rush for the good old days: “voices mix wisdom with the lies./ Bars are filling their pulpits and their pews.”


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Dutch Neanderthal Gains a Face, With Expression

Watch palaeo-artists as they recontruct and interpret the layers of a Neanderthal skull to arrive at the face of ‘Krijn’, a young man with a conspicuous lump over his right eyebrow.


The Card Counter | Movie

The story of an ex-military interrogator turned gambler haunted by the ghosts of his past decisions, with riveting performances from stars Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan and Willem Dafoe. In theaters now.