The New Yorker Cover

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

This week's New Yorker cover shows Barack Obama dressed as a Muslim, Michelle outfitted as a Black Panther/terrorist, a flag burning in the fireplace, and Osama bin Laden in a gilt frame on the wall. It is, of course satire. Or it's supposed to be. It seems to be confusing ...

Happy 4th of July (Soul of America)

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Jellykka (Angelica Oung) explains that her inspiration for this song came from the Patriot Act, US-Mexico border issues, and Guantanamo. She had the idea, she says, a couple of years ago but had to "get some guitar skillz" before she could write it. She aimed for "a song that tied ...

Traditionalists v. Progressives

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Paul is a Christian from the DC area. He was born in small-town China and emigrated after Tiananmen. Somewhere along the way he became a master of satire. Here he poses as a "traditionalist" to explain what distinguishes him from progressives. (Hat tip to Sarolta Cump.) He didn't break character ...

Working-Class Questions for Candidates

Posted by Katherine | Friday, May 16th, 2008

Jeff "Petro" Petkevicius is running for president. His platform: gas at $1.25 per gallon. Petro is a Katrina survivor living in Ponchatoula, LA, where he works for a water treatment company. He describes himself as a "street savvy" "conservative Jesus Freak" who's seen a thing or two in life. Petro and ...