Los Angeles
Like Nina Simone, Cal Ripken, and the congregation of Bull Moose, Ken Burns is an Apple Pie of Americana. In a world that’s increasingly scared to be earnest and vulnerable, it takes guts to embrace and explore the contradictory American Experiment without any added winks or rhetorical backflipping. 
His newest dip into the waters of our past takes on three of a clan who helped shape these United States through the 20th century: The Roosevelts, who covered everything from human rights to stuffed animals to an attempted coup that reads like it was conceived by someone carrying around too many copies of Catcher in the Rye. Tonight at our cathedral to moving pictures and human ingenuity, Mr. Burns and PBS will premier his latest effort. And in a magic little flicker of fortune, we’ve got a select few seats left for the show. 

Los Angeles

Like Nina Simone, Cal Ripken, and the congregation of Bull Moose, Ken Burns is an Apple Pie of Americana. In a world that’s increasingly scared to be earnest and vulnerable, it takes guts to embrace and explore the contradictory American Experiment without any added winks or rhetorical backflipping. 

His newest dip into the waters of our past takes on three of a clan who helped shape these United States through the 20th century: The Roosevelts, who covered everything from human rights to stuffed animals to an attempted coup that reads like it was conceived by someone carrying around too many copies of Catcher in the Rye. Tonight at our cathedral to moving pictures and human ingenuity, Mr. Burns and PBS will premier his latest effort. And in a magic little flicker of fortune, we’ve got a select few seats left for the show. 


Huntington, Long Island, New York
"We were together. I forget the rest." 
Poppa Whitman, you were the great things of these United States from before they were united. Thanks for being a voice and an example to those of us making our own way. Are you my angel?

Huntington, Long Island, New York

"We were together. I forget the rest."

Poppa Whitman, you were the great things of these United States from before they were united. Thanks for being a voice and an example to those of us making our own way. Are you my angel?


Photo by Lucas Jackson for Reuters
About a month ago President Obama took the podium in a couple small Midwestern towns and said that the “growing inequality” in America “isn’t just morally wrong, it’s bad economics.” He pledged to spend the rest of his term trying to right that situation and we wish him the best in that endeavor. The elevator to the American Dream has gotten so top heavy lately that for millions locked in the basement there’s no way up without a shiv. So for the Los Angeles area fast food workers walking out today, we quote Ralph Ellison who said “the truth is the light and light is the truth.” Godspeed. You have a posse.

Photo by Lucas Jackson for Reuters

About a month ago President Obama took the podium in a couple small Midwestern towns and said that the “growing inequality” in America “isn’t just morally wrong, it’s bad economics.” He pledged to spend the rest of his term trying to right that situation and we wish him the best in that endeavor. The elevator to the American Dream has gotten so top heavy lately that for millions locked in the basement there’s no way up without a shiv. So for the Los Angeles area fast food workers walking out today, we quote Ralph Ellison who said “the truth is the light and light is the truth.” Godspeed. You have a posse.


Abraham Lincolnhis hand and penhe will be good butgod knows When
Long before he was first endorsed for presidency this day in Decatur at the 1860 Illinois Republican State Convention, Abe Lincoln was penning verse in his sum book.

Abraham Lincoln
his hand and pen
he will be good but
god knows When

Long before he was first endorsed for presidency this day in Decatur at the 1860 Illinois Republican State Convention, Abe Lincoln was penning verse in his sum book.


Mark Horvath — aka @hardlynormal — is using his followings on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to empower homeless men and women across America to share their experiences in the first person. His website, InvisiblePeople.tv, challenges stereotypes, sparks dialogue, and is growing a movement committed to ending homelessness, right now.

On any given night, nearly 633,782 people in the United States experience homelessness — over 60,000 of them veterans. And the average age of a homeless person in the United States is only nine years old. When we met Mark, we would never have believed that ending homelessness is achievable — but he has convinced us, as he has thousands of others, that it is.

Head to the @home campaign on indiegogo to help Mark and his team out with some coin for their new documentary on homelessness in the US. Their goal is to use film, social media, and a smartphone game to amplify Mark’s work — turning apathy into action, making the homeless men and women in your community visible, and inspiring more and more people to take action to solve homelessness in their own backyards.


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