Our Week in Politics & Culture: Costume Ideas & Fiction Finalists


On Art Uncovered, Kimberly interviews Rae Stern, whose practice employs digital tools in the manipulation of multiple media including ceramics, photography, paper, and textiles.

On this week’s Book Talk, Kory discusses the nominees for this year’s Booker Prize for Fiction.

On Radio Dispatch, the Knefels’ last episode before Election Day includes the final presidential debate, wine moms organizing in Ohio, and an NYPD officer suspended for saying “Trump 2020” on the job.

On BreakThru Radio Weekly, J.McVay and Joe Virgillito’s final Election Countdown episode includes polling and high turnout in early voting, Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Pence’s pandemic outbreak, migrant children separated from their parents, and much more. Plus live performances from Vanessa Silberman and Pine Barons, both recorded exclusively for BTRtoday.


On this week’s 1st Person, Livia shares what she learned from her marriage at a young age and what she is looking for in a partner today.

On Video Dispatch, John Knefel explains Joe Biden’s strategy of trying to appeal to a large group of voters by offering vague promises on different topics in order to differentiate himself from Donald Trump.


Rich Lowry writes that re-electing Trump would be a “middle finger” to the left. His analysis seems dumb, but he’s right—and it’s all Trump’s got.

After more than 20 years in Congress, does New York Senator Chuck Schumer really think shaming Republicans will work?

Following his rally in Omaha, Neb., Donald Trump’s campaign left thousands of his supporters stranded in sub-freezing temperatures, winning him Metaphor of the Year.

Democrats have a solid chance to flip the Senate. These races could be critical in making it happen—or falling short.

So you didn’t come up with a costume idea in time for Halloween. Fear not—we’ve got the dumbest last-minute political costume ideas you can find.

Other Politics & Culture News …

Glenn Greenwald, who co-founded The Intercept, has announced his resignation from the publication citing editorial censorship. Intercept Editor-in-Chief Betsy Reed’s statement suggests otherwise.

Earlier this week, the Washington Post reported that the government has paid at least $2.5 million to Donald Trump’s businesses, far more than was previously known.

David Moore reports for Sludge that oil and gas billionaires and other GOP megadonors are funding ads to keep Texas’ Supreme Court all-Republican as the state shifts from red to purple.

Some liberals have suggested they’d move to Canada to avoid another Trump presidential term. But David Musgrave writes why shipping north of the border won’t save you from him.