These guys (and gals) are possibly the last (and best) band standing from the 1977 UK punk revolution. Genre-bending rockers who never thought not knowing how to play an instrument should stop you from having a band, Mekons have evolved into one of the most creative and consistently relevant outfits of the last three decades. [...]
Anyone who was having trouble choosing sides in this year’s showdown between Wisconsin teachers and those who wanted to take away their rights to collectively bargain should be forced to read this. Dray’s book compellingly illuminates the story of the American labor movement, warts and all, and reminds readers both what first necessitated unions and why we still need them today, even though it may be too late.
I don’t know much about art, but when I look at the Mona Lisa I can tell it’s pretty good. The same goes for my relationship with coffee. I’d heard that this coffee shop in Oslo was good, but I wasn’t prepared for the macchiato they sold me to taste like it was in 3D.
I like my Xbox just fine. I like Call of Duty; I enjoyed Red Dead Redemption. But for my money, the most purely enjoyable video game of the last year features the most misunderstood hero of the Nintendo-verse: Donkey Kong.