For whatever reason, as humans we obsessed with narratives and abstractions. We love draping reality in “fake” ideas and narrative structures, and romanticizing/fetishizing our own problems. At the end of the day I think using these songs as some form of emotional catharsis for yourself is okay, but like anything else too much of it can become unhealthy.
Highlights: Monday is a city, state and federal holiday to honor the vision and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and many others who struggled for racial justice in our country. The annual city and county observance is one of the meaningful ways I’ve found to renew and refresh my commitment to the struggle for a multiracial democracy.
The OIR Group principals will be back in Madison on Thursday January 11 to brief members of the Council and the MPD Policy and Procedures Ad Hoc Review Committee about the study they conducted of MPD and the 146 recommendations included in their report. The meeting will be televised on city channel. MPD is expected to have a written response by the end of January.
It’s so very important to remember one thing about Hollywood: what you say doesn’t matter to these guys. All the preaching and politically correct things that are said during the making of movies don’t really have any impact. Ninety percent of the business is the producers asking themselves the question: What will they, the audience, like.
And don forget the role women played. They served in the Women Army Auxiliary Corps, in the Women Naval Reserve and an Army Air Corps program (WASPS) as pilots for the military, freeing up male pilots for combat. Aircraft. To protect the health and safety of residents, the PHMDC (Public Health Madison and Dane County) Laboratory monitors most public beaches in Dane County. During the swimming season laboratory staff conduct water quality testing at 13 Madison beaches, UW beaches and two Dane County beaches. All other Dane County Beaches are monitored by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) or by local municipalities.
Some take to the roads, burn their effigies and conduct funeral processions for them with garlands made of slippers. And over time or sometimes, in no time when the fallen idols have resurrected themselves, we do what we do best; we begin our adulation and fawning all over again. There is no such thing as consistency.
Once known as the Paris of the East (or in less flattering circles, the Whore of the Orient), during the 1920s and 1930s Shanghai was known for its raucous trading and ruinous nightlife. A century on, the red light bars and opium dens may be gone, but Shanghai remains an alluring prospect after dark. Slide onto a velvet bar stool at an atmospheric jazz bars, dress to the nines and strut around glamorous rooftops, or hang out in hip ‘anti’ speakeasies gulping down punch.