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This Man Is Not Vester Flanagan, and the Media Put His Life in Danger

This Man Is Not Vester Flanagan, and the Media Put His Life in Danger
newrepublic.com — On April 26, Sherman Lea Jr. tweeted a photo taken at Benny Marconi's, a pizzeria in Roanoke, Virginia. He's seated between two journalists from WDBJ, the city's CBS affiliate: reporter Alison Parker and anchor Chris Hurst, who had recently fallen in love. Big slice night cap @bennymarconis with the hometown favorites @chrishurstwdbj and @AParkerWDBJ7 #RoanokeRestaurants ...

An actually good conspiracy theory: Michelle Obama is wearing this purple dress to pay tribute to Prince.

An actually good conspiracy theory: Michelle Obama is wearing this purple dress to pay tribute to Prince.
newrepublic.com — She is on record as being a fan. "Ooh, I love Prince!" she told The Washington Post's Chris Richards back in 2011. And Prince would certainly have gotten a kick out of being sartorially evoked as the First Lady hobnobs with some actual royalty.

Today’s signing of the Paris agreement has environmentalists split.

Today’s signing of the Paris agreement has environmentalists split.
newrepublic.com — This morning, the United Nations expects 130 countries, a record number of signatories, to meet in New York to sign the Paris climate agreement. It's an exciting day for governments that spent years preparing for this moment.

Prince could play guitar.

Prince could play guitar.
newrepublic.com — No one has had a greater influence over the last three decades of pop music than Prince. His influence was immediate-Quincy Jones took the opening synths of "Thriller" from 1982's other smash hit, Prince's 1999-and lasting. Today, more than any other artist, Prince's influence is pretty much everywhere.

The internet outrage machine is coming for your favorite indie rock band.

The internet outrage machine is coming for your favorite indie rock band.
newrepublic.com — Canadian post-punk foursome Viet Cong announced on Facebook today that it has changed its name to Preoccupations. The band's un-punk statement reads in part:We apologize to those who were adversely affected by our former band name. This was never anticipated nor our intent.

Prince is dead at 57.

Prince is dead at 57.
newrepublic.com — TMZ was the first to report the news that the pop star had died at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota. He had reportedly been suffering from the flu. Last week, his private plane made an emergency medical landing as it flew from Atlanta to Minneapolis, which was attributed to Prince being dehydrated, according to the Star Tribune.

The Shaun King plagiarism pseudo-scandal is really about the crisis of editing in journalism.

The Shaun King plagiarism pseudo-scandal is really about the crisis of editing in journalism.
newrepublic.com — This week, New York Daily News columnist Shaun King was accused of lifting long passages of articles from The Daily Beast and FiveThirtyEight. But it turned out that King's accusers were too quick in their complaints. The Daily News revealed that the alleged word-theft was the fault of editorial sloppiness and that the editor responsible had been fired.

Happy 200th birthday, Charlotte Brontë.

Happy 200th birthday, Charlotte Brontë.
newrepublic.com — Virginia Woolf, writing closer to Brontë's 100th birthday, said the difference between male and female genius was the man's enviable lack of rancor. The poetry of Shakespeare, she wrote, "flows from him free and unimpeded," because he has no cause for protest, no desire to "make the world the witness of some hardship or grievance."

Bernie Sanders should definitely ignore all the calls for him to “ease up” on Hillary Clinton.

Bernie Sanders should definitely ignore all the calls for him to “ease up” on Hillary Clinton.
newrepublic.com — There's a lot of pearl-clutching going on in this Times article about the divisiveness and rancorous tenor of the Democratic race and how it could hurt the eventual nominee-i.e., Clinton-in the fall. It's hard to tell whether the anxiety is feigned or real, but it certainly is all coming from the Clintonistas.

Country legend Merle Haggard, the patriarch of outlaw country and the poet laureate of the poor but proud, has died.

Country legend Merle Haggard, the patriarch of outlaw country and the poet laureate of the poor but proud, has died.
newrepublic.com — Haggard passed away on his 79th birthday, The Bakersfield Californian reports.With Buck Owens, Haggard was a progenitor of what became known as the "Bakersfield Sound," an alternative to the more maudlin "Nashville Sound," and an early iteration of what would become known as roots rock or Americana.
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Apr 28, 2016

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Apr 28, 2016

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Apr 28, 2016

Some hot disclosure action at HuffPost now that Arianna has joined Uber board, @jamieson reports: huffingtonpost.com/entry/arianna-…

Apr 28, 2016

RT @mikafrak: New @prime_concerns episode, in which @chrislhayes tells Bernie's future, and @EvanMcSan tells his breakfast: on.tnr.com/1T6C5qGSldbFm6

Apr 28, 2016

"The characters on these shows ... exist in an alternative realm — a kind of ‘whatever' class.” nytimes.com/2016/05/01/mag…


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