Sunday, April 3, 2011

Weekend Links, 4/3/11

The New Yorker's Anthony Grafton discusses William Cronon, the legendary early American History professor at the University of Wisconsin who the Republican government is trying to get fired for pointing out, on his blog, that the union-destroying bills passed in Wisconsin were written by a conservative think tank called the American Legislative Exchange Council. An update can be found here.

Ian Murphy, the Buffalo Beast writer who famously pranked Wisconsin governor Scott Walker during the labor union controversy, sat for an interesting interview with New York Magazine. He is also running for Congress in the western New York district whose seat has remained open since Chris Lee resigned in the wake of the Craigslist scandal. His campaign video can be found here.

The AV Club reviewed the Starz miniseries Camelot, and gave it a "C," despite the unmistakable hotness of Eva Green.

NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast, a must-listen for anybody interested in this blog, had a particularly funny and charming broadcast this week.

ESPN's Bill Simmons, who has been kind of insufferable lately but is still one of the foremost authorities on the NBA, is in the middle of publishing his annual NBA power rankings. This column is teams 30-15; next week is 14-1.

The New York Times reviews Tina Fey's new book, Bossypants.

And finally, just because its awesome, Stephen Colbert sings "Friday" with The Roots, Jimmy Fallon, Taylor Swift and the Knick City Dancers. Yes, it is just as funny as it sounds:


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Senor Beavis said...

This is me watching Colbert and Fallon's "Friday": Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha WHO THE FUCK IS THAT GUY?