Our Week in Politics & Culture: Terrible Vaccine Rollout and Capitol Riot Reaction

We’ve said this before, but man…what a week. A little Capitol Hill election coup not enough for ya? How about Republicans blaming the left for it? Or the disastrous COVID-19 vaccine rollouts in New York and beyond? Okay, maybe you just want to decompress with some artist interviews or read about the movies we’re most excited about this year—we’ve got you covered there, too.


On Art Uncovered, Kimberly speaks with Sheilah Restack, an Ohio-based artist whose work explores the intersection of photography, sculpture and human relationships. She also collaborates on video work with her wife, Dani Restack.

On Book Talk, Kory isn’t giving anything away—you have to tune in to listen to clips from his Top Five favorite interviews from 2020.

On this week’s Radio Dispatch, the Knefels spent the hour discussing the disastrous vaccine rollout.

On BreakThru Radio Weekly, Joe Virgillito and J.McVay discuss how certain election defeat for Trump fueled armed insurrection. Meanwhile, Dems will now hold both chambers of Congress along with the White House. Plus music by Erin Frisy and Gold Connections.


After learning of the murder of Rayshard Brooks by the Atlanta Police Department, African-American and proud Atlanta-native Kaddy joined the Black Lives Matter protests in the city. On 1st Person, he describes his firsthand experience of the protests compared to the media’s portrayal of them and shares his ideas on how society could change for the better.

On Video Dispatch, John Knefel comments on the inadequate rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine and what the consequences may be if distribution rates do not improve.


A Fred Hampton biopic? King Kong going at Godzilla? *Another* Mission: Impossible?! Those are just a few of the movies we’re most excited for in 2021.

Donald Trump’s rally in Georgia on Monday night seemed like his final dumb public appearance. Little did we know…

Trump supporters heckled Mitt Romney on his flight back to Washington, but that doesn’t mean he’s worthy of sympathy.

After his instigated his supporters to storm the Capitol, it’s clear that Congress shouldn’t wait two weeks. Trump needs to be removed from office now.

As Trump insurrectionists stormed the Capitol, right wingers and even Republican politicians tried blaming Antifa for the violence.

Other Politics & Culture News …

TNR featured war photographer Ron Haviv who was embedded with the Capitol Hill mob. The images are incredible.

Also on TNR, Osita Nwanevu writes about the companies subsidizing the GOP’s efforts to undermine democracy.

For Slate, Rachelle Hampton writes that having a Black Bachelor won’t fix the show’s diversity problem and “preordained” outcomes.

Richard Barnett, the man photographed sitting at a desk in Nancy Pelosi’s office, was arrested Friday for and charged with entering and remaining on restricting grounds, violent entry, and theft of public property, according to NBC’s Pete Williams.