One of conservatives' favorite rhetorical tropes is to criticize the "liberal elite." Birthed largely by Barry Goldwater and George Wallace, it was perfected by Nixon. Spiro Agnew, Nixon's attack dog/Vice-President made references to the coastal elite, a red-meat line in his speeches. Necessarily i ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Nameless SoundAlvin FielderAlvin Fielder helped found the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) in Chicago, worked for the Nixon Administration and spent much of his life running the family drug store. However, hearing him talk about all of his accomp ... More >>
Out of all of Alvin Fielder's accomplishments -- co-founding the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), contributing to free jazz and improv essentials, working for the Nixon Administration and running the family drug store -- winning Nameless Sound's "Resounding Vision Award" ... More >>
On this day in 1973, the Vice-President of the United States resigned from office after pleading no contest to accepting bribes. Pretty big deal, right? But Spiro Agnew has been largely lost to history, remembered mostly for his odd name. Richard Nixon picked the obscure Maryland governor as his r ... More >>
Riding Rockets: Raunchy, raucous and funny.Astronaut autobiographies can be a very mixed bag. On the one hand, that should be surprising given the harrowing, thrilling life-and-death stories which are inherent; on the other hand, the authors are generally not very good writers. And even if t ... More >>
Most politicians, once their days in government service are over, go on to less public but nonetheless luractive careers in the private sector. They serve on corporate boards, become presidents of universities, or enjoy a quiet retirement. Sure, they can't all be Jimmy Carter, parlaying a lengthy p ... More >>
The left, turning right, was plain wrong to attack pop culture
Why? Because without it, the stadium promises fall apart.