The Quintessential Americanness of Juneteenth

20 June 2017

Vann Newkirk on the most famous American emancipation holiday, and why it must be celebrated: Juneteenth, rather, celebrates a belated liberation. Enslaved people in the Confederacy who didn’t manage to escape to Union lines or find themselves in occupied territory were not all made free by Lincoln’s proclamation, and had to await the end of […]

Traces I

14 June 2017

Traces I is the sound of synthesizers wrapped in cheesecloth being broadcast from the last radio tower of a dying world… in the shape of a 5-track pay-what-you-can album on Bandcamp. I’m enjoying it a lot. You can contribute to the artist’s patreon, too.

The Library of Congress is Adding Webcomics

13 June 2017

“Dinosaur Comics!” “Hyperbole and a Half” and “xkcd” are among the initial class of now-nationally-archived webcomics I grew up reading. The Washington Post: The library will announce Tuesday that the Webcomics Web Archive is officially launching at loc.gov as part of its growth in “born-digital” collections. The first phase of the webcomics online collection will […]

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