Our Week in Politics & Culture: Stonks, Stimmys, & Spy Novels

No Trump? No problem. The GameStop stock saga provided more than enough drama for the week on its own. That certainly didn’t stop us from examining some other dimwitted GOP politicians, but it’s not all politics this week—our interviews with artists, spy novelists, and storytellers reliving their former sports glory are as interesting as they are entertaining. Plus we’ve got deeper looks into the pandemic’s affect on children and how examining our own pain and hardship can help us feel relief. All that and more this week on BTRtoday.

Podcasts

On Art Uncovered, Kimberly speaks with Hall W. Rockefeller about her initiatives “Less than Half,” a website dedicated to the unsung heroines of the art world, and “50 Women,” a series of written interviews with women who reside outside of the all consuming vortex of New York City’s art world.

On Book Talk, Kory speaks with New York Times bestselling author and former special forces officer Brad Taylor about American Traitor, the 15th installment of his heart-pulsing Pike Logan series.

On this month’s Nights Of Our Lives, live vicariously through our performers as they regale us with such past triumphs as getting promoted to assistant bat boy, coaching a losing youth volleyball team, and pooping in a McDonald’s bag to get back at a crosstown rival.

This week’s Radio Dispatch takes a look at the cautious optimism of the first few days of the Biden administration, as well as a check in on schools as Chicago teachers vote to refuse to return.

On BreakThru Radio Weekly, J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss Alex Wheatle the fourth in filmmaker Steve McQueen’s Small Axe series (available on Amazon Prime). J. is also joined by special guest Mia Brezin to discuss Promising Young Woman, directed by Emerald Fennell and starring Carey Mulligan and Bo Burnham–distributed by FilmNation. Plus live performances from Tommy Sherrod and MC WhiteOwl, both recorded exclusively for BTRtoday.

Video

Jennifer has lived through a lot. But since your has survived the Holocaust and the Soviet Communist Regime, her hardships never looked so bad in comparison. On 1st Person, Jennifer explains her realization that finally speaking about what happened to her made her see that her own hardships affected her a lot more than she thought.

On Video Dispatch, John Knefel comments on a few of the early moves made by the newly installed Biden Administration.

Editorial

It’s absurd to cry censorship when a newspaper is willing to publish your bad writing. But Josh Hawley and his New York Post cover know that.

Trump may be gone, but he’s left lots of power-hungry sycophants & family members in his wake. We’ve listed the most likely to run for office.

Majorie Taylor Greene’s idiocy might serve as a prototype for Republican lawmakers in the post-Trump era.

Online brokerages like Robinhood sparked outrage this week by preventing users from buying popular meme stocks like GameStop.

Americans need direct economic relief now. It’s time for Biden to take executive action to get the checks he promised.

Other Politics & Culture News …

Sam Adler-Bell examines how Dr. Anthony Fauci has become a liberal icon while avoiding any kind of blame for America’s massive COVID-19 failures.

The hits keep coming for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene—Media Matters reports than in 2019 Greene apparently suggested Ruth Bader Ginsburg was replaced by a body double.

For GQ‘s Happiness Project, Chris Heath asked the 12 interviewees whether anything made them happy when they wore it. Some of the answers, particularly David Lynch’s about constantly searching for the perfect pair of pants, are gold.

A new lawsuit claims that Subway tuna salad sandwiches don’t actually contain tuna.

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