I have a complicated relationship with Christmas music. To be honest, I have a complicated relationship with the idea of the “Christmas” season and how public schools give weeks off of school for one (two, if you count New Year’s) holiday and most schools don’t even give a day off for other religions’ high holidays, […]

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1. Sparks My thing for this band is very, very inexplicable for many reasons. Sparks has been around for almost 50 years and released 22 albums, including a musical album about the classic Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. The band is composed of two brothers: Russell, the frontman who favors a more glam rock look and […]

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1. Charlie Brown (“The Peanuts”) Charlie Brown didn’t go back and teach us about the Constitution for us to not use our constitutional right to vote. We also didn’t spend all those years rewatching “The Birth of the Constitution: This is America Charlie Brown” for nothing, either. Charlie and his friends would have been tremendously […]

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In this so-called Golden Age of television fueled by binge-watching and blogging from all corners of the internet, it is important to consider how our TV reverence influences our judgment of comedy. Hit shows like “Louie” and “Portlandia,” highly acclaimed by fans and critics alike, are regarded for their humor, but more often for their […]

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