Our Week in Politics & Culture: Election, Election, Election

Man, what a year, huh? Wait—it’s only been a week? Damn, we fell for that again. The past several days have been a doozy, so why not unwind with some of our content? We’ve got artist interviews, coming of age stories, spooky tales, memes, and all the election talk you can handle.

Podcasts

On this week’s Art Uncovered, Kimberly interviews Mary Federowski, founder of Overbite Studio where her work examines how light and color fundamentally bring shapes to life.

Book Talk features an interview with Christina Hammonds Reed about her unforgettable coming-of-age debut novel The Black Kids, which explores issues of race, class, and violence.

Nights of Our Lives asks, what scares you most? Whatever it may be, we guarantee that this month’s stories will terrify you into never listening to this show again!! (Wait, scratch that. They’ll terrify you into listening to this over and over for all of eternity. There, that’s better.)

Radio Dispatch hosts its Day After Election Show. They still don’t know what happened, but they do know that it was not a good night for Biden, the Democratic Party, or the country.

On BreakThru Radio Weekly, J. McVay and Joe Virgillito review what’s known so far about the results of the election. Plus, live performances from Sam Burton and Ganga Lee, both recorded exclusively for BTRtoday.

Video

On 1st Person, Amanda talks about reconnecting with her estranged father. When she was a child, he preferred partying and doing hard drugs over being a decent dad. Her parents divorced when she was very young, and she didn’t see her father again until she was in grad school. After inviting her to reconnect with him in Paris, Amanda learns that sometimes people don’t change.

As cold weather closes in and COVID-19 cases continue to climb in the United States, John Knefel explains on Video Dispatch why, especially for conservatives, a vaccine will be the only possibility of life without coronavirus.

Editorial

Trump’s final days of campaign rallies included an inordinate amount of people stranded in airfield waiting for buses. So we took a guess—how many would he strand on his last day of campaigning?

Election Day is always stressful, so we came up with a quick list of activities to calm those nerves. Most of them still apply, by the way.

We didn’t get much clarity on the presidential race Tuesday night, but progressives can celebrate a some key victories across the country.

The Lincoln Project sold liberals on the idea of swinging Republicans to Biden. That didn’t work, and thus their shameless grift is complete.

After the stress of election week, wouldn’t it be nice to relive it through memes? Yeah, we thought so too.

Other Politics & Culture News …

Two runoff elections in Georgia will determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the Senate in 2021.

On Wednesday night, police kettled protestors in New York and other cities around the country. As Nick Martin writes for TNR, the police cracked down on left-wing protestors all summer long while ignoring right-wing protests—why would election week be any different?

Sludge’s David Moore reports on record amounts of dark money donations helping Republicans take back House seats.

The president and his allies are continuing to boost voter fraud conspiracy theories in an attempt to end vote counting and steal the election.

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