Category: Culture

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COVID Clue

Too soon? Insensitive? Maybe. But imagining what COVID Clue might be like has got to better than watching another one of Trump’s insane press conferences from between my fingers.

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COVID-19: A New Black Plague?

Not everything in America is about race. But when it comes to the coronavirus, race very well could play a factor.

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Yakuza and the One Good Mobster

The idea of the “good criminal” is frequently romanticized in fiction. Few games, though, have successfully captured that feeling the way Yakuza does.

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Four States Announce “Re-Open” Plans

The governors of Texas, Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina are rolling out plans to “re-open” their states from the quarantines and stay-in-place restrictions stemming from the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Saturday Spins: Gram Parsons

This week my toddler shook my phone and out popped the father of “Cosmic American Music,” or as the folks over at No Depression call it, “Alt-Country.”

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Record Store Day 2020, Sort of

Even though Record Store Day has been delayed this year, I am hoping that will be even the slightest distraction from the anxiety of these weird times.

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Wednesday Writs: Mandatory Vaccination Edition

L1: We recently discussed, in this space, the quarantine power of the state, hearkening back to the very early 1900s and the southern scourge of Yellow Fever. Today, while some fervently hope for the...