Mixed Media Blog Feed | Mother Jones http://www.motherjones.com/Blogs/2009/02 http://www.motherjones.com/files/motherjonesLogo_google_206X40.png Mother Jones logo http://www.motherjones.com en Why the Duke Basketball Sexual-Assault Story Won't Go Away Quickly http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/03/duke-sexual-assault-sulaimon-coach-k <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>The Duke University student newspaper <a href="http://www.dukechronicle.com/articles/2015/03/02/rasheed-sulaimon-center-sexual-assault-allegations-prior-dismissal#.VPSsnkb-C6A" target="_blank">reported today</a> that a player recently dismissed from the school's powerhouse men's basketball team had been twice accused of sexual assault. Moreover, it found that athletic department officials, including Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski, knew about the allegations as early as last March but failed to act for months.</p> <p>According to the <em>Chronicle</em>, two different women claimed that junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon had sexually assaulted them during the 2013-14 school year. In October 2013, a woman told classmates at a retreat that Sulaimon had assaulted her; at the same retreat in February 2014, another woman made a similar claim. The <em>Chronicle </em>reported that the team psychologist was made aware of the allegations in March 2014, and that several key members of the athletic department&mdash;including Krzyzewski, several assistant coaches, and athletic director Kevin White&mdash;found out shortly thereafter.</p> <p>At a press conference, Krzyzewski <a href="http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/12408702/duke-blue-devils-mike-krzyzewski-refuse-comment-rasheed-sulaimon-sexual-assault-allegations" target="_blank">declined to comment</a> on the <em>Chronicle</em> article. But here are three reasons why this particular story won't be going away anytime soon:</p> <ul><li><strong>Slow response:</strong> Neither woman filed a complaint with the university or went to the local police in part due to "the fear of backlash from the Duke fan base," according to the <em>Chronicle. </em>Nonetheless, the allegations reportedly were brought to the coaching staff shortly after the second incident was disclosed. According to the <em>Chronicle</em>, most Duke employees are required to report sexual assault; under <a href="http://knowyourix.org/title-ix/title-ix-the-basics/" target="_blank">Title IX</a>, the university must investigate any such allegations. "Nothing happened after months and months of talking about [the sexual assault allegations]," an anonymous source told the newspaper. "The University administration knew."</li> <li><strong>It's Duke, and Coach K: </strong>It has been nearly nine years since the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/22/opinion/22pubed.html?_r=" target="_blank">Duke lacrosse rape case</a>, which fell apart after months of intense scrutiny and media attention. Given the prominence of Krzyzewski and his program&mdash;he has the most wins of any Division I men's coach in history, and the Blue Devils are ranked No. 3 in the country&mdash;this story could gain a lot more traction as March Madness nears.&nbsp;Sulaimon was the first player Krzyzewski has <a href="http://www.newsobserver.com/2015/01/29/4515245_sulaimon-dismissed-from-duke-basketball.html?rh=1" target="_blank">dismissed</a> in his 35 years at Duke; here's how the coach described the decision in a January 29 press release: "Rasheed has been unable to consistently live up to the standards required to be a member of our program. It is a privilege to represent Duke University and with that privilege comes the responsibility to conduct oneself in a certain manner. After Rasheed repeatedly struggled to meet the necessary obligations, it became apparent that it was time to dismiss him from the program."</li> <li><strong>It's yet another sexual-assault accusation against a college athlete: </strong>The Sulaimon story comes just days after a former Louisville University basketball player was charged with <a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/college/louisville/2015/02/26/louisville-basketball-chris-jones-arrest-warrant/24044629/" target="_blank">rape and sodomy</a>. On January 27, two former Vanderbilt University football players were <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/sec/2015/01/27/vanderbilt-players-verdict-guilty-rape-vandenburg-batey/22430567/" target="_blank">convicted</a> on multiple counts of sexual battery and aggravated rape, a case dissected in a <a href="http://www.si.com/college-football/2015/02/09/vanderbilt-rape-case-brandon-vandenburg-cory-batey" target="_blank"><em>Sports Illustrated</em></a> feature last month. And in another highly publicized recent case, Jameis Winston, Florida State University's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback and the likely No. 1 pick in the upcoming NFL draft, was accused but never charged of raping a fellow student. (The school recently <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/22/sports/ncaafootball/jameis-winston-is-cleared-in-florida-state-hearing.html" target="_blank">cleared</a> Winston of violating its code of conduct.)</li> </ul><p><em>This post has been updated.</em></p></body></html> Mixed Media Sports Top Stories Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:32:53 +0000 Ian Gordon 271201 at http://www.motherjones.com Watch John Oliver Turn America's Doomed Infrastructure Into a Summer Blockbuster http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/03/watch-john-oliver-turn-americas-doomed-infrastructure-summer-blockbuster <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>America's infrastructure system&mdash;from its dams, bridges, roads, airports, etc.&mdash;is deteriorating and in need of a serious renovation. It's an issue most people agree on, and as <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wpzvaqypav8" target="_blank">John Oliver noted last night,</a> even has the attention of a "total idiot" like Donald Trump.&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 2em;">Despite all this, the country remains pretty uninterested in doing anything about it.</span></p> <p>"The lack of political urgency in tackling this problem is insane," Oliver explained. "And you cannot tell me that you are not interested in this, because every summer, people flock to see our infrastructure threatened by terrorists and aliens."</p> <p>In hopes to cure America's blissful apathy to our crumbling infrastructure, <em>Last Week Tonight</em> took a cue from our movie-going habits by producing a gripping,&nbsp;<em>Armageddon</em>-like summer blockbuster to get people freaked out enough and finally start working on this major problem. Watch below:</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Wpzvaqypav8" width="630"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></body></html> Mixed Media Video Media Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:24:14 +0000 Inae Oh 271191 at http://www.motherjones.com O Glory! Pops Staples Was Magnificent—and Rockin' http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/02/pops-staples-monumental-legacy <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xUpSMPlBXf0?rel=0" width="630"></iframe></p> <p><strong>The Staple Singers<br><em>Freedom Highway Complete &ndash; Recorded Live at Chicago's New Nazareth Church</em><br> Legacy<br><br> Pops Staples<br><em>Don't Lose This</em><br> dBpm/Anti-</strong></p> <div class="inline inline-right" style="display: table; width: 1%"><img alt="" class="image" src="/files/Screen%20Shot%202015-02-26%20at%202.24.11%20PM.png" style="height: 300px; width: 300px;"></div> <p>What a monumental legacy Roebuck "Pops" Staples left behind! From the mid-1950s on, his family group, the Staple Singers, was a premier gospel act. In the '70s, they scored a number of uplifting R&amp;B hits, including "Respect Yourself" and "I'll Take You There." Up until his death in 2000, Pops Staples continued making compelling, moving music.</p> <p><em>Freedom Highway Complete</em>, recorded in April 1965, captures Pops and his kids, Mavis, Yvonne and Pervis, at the height of their testifying powers, electrifying a churchgoing audience the month after Dr. King's history-changing marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. From the exuberant title track to the foot-stomping "Samson and Delilah," it's a thrilling concert, thanks to the interplay of the Staples' robust voices, Pops' shimmering, pithy guitar licks, and spirit-lifting rhythms. It's magnificent&mdash;and rockin'!</p> <p><em>Don't Lose This </em>collects 10 songs that Pops recorded in 1999 but never finished. Last year, daughter Mavis took the incomplete recordings to Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, who worked on her more recent solo albums, and together they turned the tracks into a proper album, adding voices and instrumentation. (If Tweedy took the liberty of mimicking Pops' distinctive guitar in places, he did a great job.) Mavis' rousing voice is prominent, but it's still her dad's show. His tender yet forceful singing on "Somebody Was Watching Me" and on Bob Dylan's "Gotta Serve Somebody" is sure to inspire. The album is a fitting memorial to this endearing genius.</p></body></html> Mixed Media Music Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:00:10 +0000 Jon Young 271036 at http://www.motherjones.com President Obama: "I Loved Spock" http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/02/president-obama-i-loved-spock <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>President Obama released a <a href="https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/571411444454961152" target="_blank">statement</a>&nbsp;Friday on the death of&nbsp;Leonard Nimoy. The actor, best known for his role as Spock on <em>Star Trek</em>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/02/rip-leonard-nimoy" target="_blank">died</a> at the age of 83 earlier today.</p> <blockquote> <p>Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy. Leonard was a lifelong lover of the arts and humanities, a supporter of the sciences, generous with his talent and his time. And of course, Leonard was Spock. Cool, logical, big-eared and level-headed, the center of Star Trek&rsquo;s optimistic, inclusive vision of humanity&rsquo;s future.</p> <p>I loved Spock.</p> <p>In 2007, I had the chance to meet Leonard in person. It was only logical to greet him with the Vulcan salute, the universal sign for &ldquo;Live long and prosper.&rdquo; And after 83 years on this planet&ndash;&ndash;and on his visits to many others&ndash;&ndash;it&rsquo;s clear Leonard Nimoy did just that. Michelle and I join his family, friends, and countless fans who miss him so dearly today.</p> </blockquote> <p>Upon meeting for the first time, Nimoy said the president greeted him with the iconic <a href="http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/08/a-mind-meld-qa-with-leonard-nimoy/" target="_blank">Vulcan salute</a>.</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="354" scrollable="no" src="http://www.c-span.org/video/standalone/?c4529613" width="630"></iframe></p> <p>In the past, Obama has been criticized for being too <a href="http://www.vox.com/2014/10/24/7053903/josh-green-obama-crisis" target="_blank">"Spock-like"</a> or methodical in his proceedings, to which the president once playfully responded, "Is that a crack on my ears?"</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="473" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Kk0JTQa5OVY" width="630"></iframe></p> <p>Nimoy's death has sparked an outpouring of eulogies from fans, fellow actors, and politicans alike. Earlier, Sen. Elizabeth Warren tweeted:</p> <center> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>Spock is gone - and so is our last chance for a Vulcan mind meld with a great son of Boston. Sad day. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LLAP?src=hash">#LLAP</a></p> &mdash; Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) <a href="https://twitter.com/elizabethforma/status/571389010112860160">February 27, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p>&nbsp;</p> </center> <p>RIP.</p></body></html> Mixed Media Film and TV Obama Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:45:12 +0000 Inae Oh 271151 at http://www.motherjones.com RIP Leonard Nimoy http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/02/rip-leonard-nimoy <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/27/arts/television/leonard-nimoy-spock-of-star-trek-dies-at-83.html?smid=tw-bna" target="_blank">Leonard Nimoy</a>, best known for his role as the iconic Mr. Spock of "Star Trek" died on Friday at the age of 83.</p> <p>His wife confirmed the news to the <em>New York Times,</em> saying the actor died from "end-stage" pulmonary disease. Nimoy announced he had been battling the disease earlier this year and attributed his many years of smoking for the cause.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>Don't smoke. I did. Wish I never had. LLAP</p> &mdash; Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheRealNimoy/status/554102742084370432">January 11, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p>Below is his last tweet:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP</p> &mdash; Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheRealNimoy/status/569762773204217857">February 23, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="473" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Aj-VzCg3syE" width="630"></iframe></p></body></html> Mixed Media Film and TV Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:37:18 +0000 Inae Oh 271116 at http://www.motherjones.com Some Llamas Escaped and Went on a High-Speed Chase and It Was Amazing http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/02/and-then-poof-the-llamas-were-gone <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>Llamas! Arizona! Internet!</p> <p>This is a recipe for delight!</p> <p>Anyway, I don't know any details about this story other than llamas escaped (presumably from some sort of pen?) in Arizona and then they ran free and a chase began and the world was caught up in it, man, and it was like the '60s in Europe and people were riding Vespas and falling in love and hair was blowing in the wind and hot people were wearing leather jackets and berets and some were smoking to signify their rebellious nature and everyone was singing rock and roll and saying "Viva la llama!"</p> <p>Okay, a lot of that didn't happen but the llamas did escape and there was a chase and it was amazing. Then they were caught.</p> <p><img alt="" class="image" src="/files/BrowserPreview_tmp-1_2.gif"></p> <p>Watch the entire wonderful epic below:</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jwry-essLYg" width="630"></iframe></p> <p><br><em>Bye bye Miss American Pie</em></p> <p><em>Drove my Chevy to the levee</em></p> <p><em>but the levee was dry</em></p> <p><em>and good ol' boys were drinking</em></p> <p><em>whiskey and rye, singing</em></p> <p><em>"they caught the llamas."</em></p></body></html> Mixed Media Video Animals Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:29:25 +0000 Ben Dreyfuss 271026 at http://www.motherjones.com This Is the Best Reason Why a Newspaper Has Ever Withheld a Source's Identity http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/02/best-reason-newspaper-has-ever-agreed-withhold-sources-identity <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>When a <em>New York Times </em>reporter approached a random woman about the <a href="http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/02/25/nyregion/commodes-if-not-commutes-have-improved-at-port-authority-bus-terminal.html?_r=1" target="_blank">improved conditions</a> inside the bathrooms at the usually disgusting Port Authority Bus Terminal, the reporter&nbsp;probably did not anticipate the question would lead to fulfilling a profound lifelong goal. Alas, dreams delivered:</p> <center> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>Best reason to go off the record. <a href="http://t.co/qi68vD8pxj">pic.twitter.com/qi68vD8pxj</a></p> &mdash; Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) <a href="https://twitter.com/HelenKennedy/status/570589112652201984">February 25, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></center> <p>The brand new Port Authority, where it's always best to stay anonymous.</p></body></html> Mixed Media Media Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:19:31 +0000 Inae Oh 270911 at http://www.motherjones.com Rachel Maddow Slams "Ballistic" Bill O'Reilly Over Threats to Reporter http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/02/rachel-maddow-slams-ballistic-bill-oreilly-over-threats-reporter <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>Bill O'Reilly has a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/24/bill-oreilly-ambush_n_6743752.html" target="_blank">history</a> of hurling insults and threats at his detractors. With the controversy over the <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/02/bill-oreilly-brian-williams-falklands-war" target="_blank">reports</a> from <em>Mother Jones, </em><a href="http://money.cnn.com/2015/02/22/media/cbs-staffers-oreilly-argentina/" target="_blank">CNN</a>, and others that he <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/02/bill-oreilly-proofiness-falklands-new-york-times-meislin" target="_blank">embellished</a> his reporting experience in the Falklands War, the Fox News host has added to this reputation by suggesting <em>Mother Jones</em> editor David Corn be placed in "the kill zone" and by telling a <em>New York Times</em> reporter she would face consequences if a story on the controversy did not please him.</p> <p>"I am coming after you with everything I have. You can take that as a threat," O'Reilly told <em>Times </em>reporter<a href="https://twitter.com/emilysteel/status/570072739131875328" target="_blank"> Emily Steel.</a></p> <p>During&nbsp;the "Debunktion Junction" <a href="http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/watch/debunktion-junction-oreilly-threats-edition-403938371853" target="_blank">segment</a> on her show Tuesday night, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow slammed O'Reilly over his latest personal attacks and threats.</p> <p>"Fox News has a bunch of folks like Mr. O'Reilly on their shows&mdash;part of why I call them 'Republican TV,'" Maddow said. "But they also have a lot of real reporters on staff who do real reporting all day long on real news...I'm sure they don't take kindly when their own reporters get threatened for trying to do their jobs.&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 2em;">But it is hard to imagine what this is going to do to the work environment at Fox News channel for the Fox News channel's real reporters, and they do have them."</span></p> <p><strong>Watch below:</strong></p> <p><iframe border="no" height="354" scrolling="no" src="http://player.theplatform.com/p/7wvmTC/MSNBCEmbeddedOffSite?guid=n_maddow_Fdeb_150224" width="630"></iframe></p></body></html> Mixed Media Video Media Mother Jones Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:13:33 +0000 Inae Oh 270901 at http://www.motherjones.com Christian Singer Who Sold His Song to "Fifty Shades of Grey": "I Thought It Was a Rom-Com" http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/02/paul-janeway-st-paul-and-the-broken-bones-fifty-shades-grey <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>Remember your high school prom? Now imagine, for the slow dance, the class nerd&mdash;pale, big glasses, a little chubby&mdash;walked on stage and belted out the most exquisite Otis Redding cover you'd ever heard. That's what came to mind when I saw Paul Janeway, the lead singer of <a href="http://stpaulandthebrokenbones.com/press/">St. Paul &amp; the Broken Bones</a>, perform at the Fillmore in San Francisco over Valentine's Day weekend. Featuring Janeway's wrenching vocals plus sizzling guitar, horns, and rhythm, the tight and explosive seven-piece Broken Bones banded together in Birmingham, Alabama, and released their first EP in 2012. They've since appeared <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qajImAWrTVA">on Letterman</a> and at Bonnaroo, and released a full album, <em>Half the City</em>, produced by the keyboardist from the <a href="http://www.alabamashakes.com/" target="_blank">Alabama Shakes</a>.</p> <p>Though his passionate tunes will surely inspire steamy encounters, Janeway's roots are pure: He learned to sing at his Pentecostal-leaning church. So it might come as a surprise that the band's song "Call Me" was included in <em>Fifty Shades of Grey</em>, the film based on E.L. James' erotic BDSM novel.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/v2hZijYFL_g" width="630"></iframe></p> <p>Decked out in a crisp navy suit, a red satin pocket square, and flashy gold shoes, Janeway charged through Redding numbers during his Fillmore set, as well as a dance-worthy cover of Radiohead's "Fake Plastic Trees" and a killer version of Paul McCartney and Wings' "Let Me Roll It." The Broken Bones' gospel-infused originals kept the audience swaying through the show, and delivered proof that classic soul lives on through more than just covers.</p> <p>I spoke with Janeway the morning after his latest San Francisco show.</p> <p><strong>Mother Jones: </strong>You've said: "My goal in life until I was about 18 years old was to be a preacher." What was your first reaction to learning that your song would be in <em>Fifty Shades of Grey</em>?</p> <p><strong>Paul Janeway:</strong> [<em>Laughs</em>.] All right, my first <em>Fifty Shades of Grey</em> question! When they presented the licensing opportunity, they presented it as: It's going to be a huge movie, they want to put a decent amount of the song in the movie in a nonsexual scene.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/KEC-12ltNbY" width="630"></iframe></p> <p>I knew it was a book, but I had no idea what it was. So I was like, sure, big movie, good exposure. I'll be in this romantic comedy. Which is what I thought it was: a romantic comedy. It's a good way to make money in the music business, you know. Then I saw a preview for it, and I was like, "Oh, shit. Oh, no. What have I done?"</p> <p>To me it's kind of funny. I'm glad it's in a nonsexual scene to be honest with you, not for my sake but for my family's sake. I don't have any moral things about it. It's not like we're in the movie&mdash;it's just a song for a minute.</p> <p><strong>MJ: </strong>My friend had heard some of your songs but didn't know much about you. When we first walked in show, his first words were: "Wow, it's just a bunch of white dudes." Do you get that a lot?</p> <p><strong>PJ:</strong> Yeah, a little bit. It is interesting that people get kind of shocked by that, I guess. I don't ever really think about that because it's just music that we love. We're from Alabama, and if you look at the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_Shoals_Rhythm_Section" target="_blank">Muscle Shoals Swampers</a>, that was just a bunch of white dudes. They wrote some of the best soul music ever written. I think if people don't know the musical history, I think they're like, "Oh?!"</p> <p><strong>MJ: </strong>I didn't realize you were so theatrical: You were humping the speakers at one point, throwing down the mic. Did that dramatic side start before you became a singer, or has music brought it out of you?</p> <p><strong>PJ:</strong> That's always been something I've been attracted to. I love Broadway musicals. Really for me, as St. Paul, it's an exaggeration of my personality put on to the max. It's just ridiculous. I don't typically climb on speakers in real life. It's an adventure within the show&mdash;like, okay, here's something to climb on. The first night [in San Francisco] I got on the really tall speaker and got really scared. I'm like, I'm not doin' that the second night!</p> <p>In Dallas one time, it wasn't well-lit on the stage. I jumped in front of the horn mics and I couldn't see the stage or the monitor. So I tripped over the monitor and took out both horn mics, the trombone player broke his slide out. I thought I broke my ankle, but it was just really badly bruised.</p> <p><strong>MJ: </strong>You sing so much about love and affection: How do you get in the mood if your personal life is making you feel down or cynical?</p> <p><strong>PJ: </strong>I got married seven weeks ago. It's weird because I'm very happy, and some of the songs are about heartbreak. I'm not really heartbroken. When it's show time, when you have a song that's danceable, it's easy to sing about love and sex.</p> <p>It's really the ones about heartbreak and sadness that are difficult to handle because I have to get to a place mentally during the song that's not really where I want to be. We have this song called "<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkJULXCqX9U" target="_blank">Broken Bones and Pocket Change</a>": Sometimes I get really emotional, and I have to take a break, 20 seconds to be like, "Okay, we're done with that one." You want the song to have the same meaning it had when you sang it the first time.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>MJ: </strong>You really belt. How do you take care of your voice?</p> <p><strong>PJ:</strong> A lot of Coca-Cola. [<em>Laughs</em>]. That's not really good for you, but I do drink a lot of Coke. I don't drink alcohol; I don't smoke. I never have in my 31 years on the planet. I do vocal warm-ups. I use this spray called Entertainer's Secret. And sleep. The thing is, I can sleep 12 to 13 hours. It's pretty vital to the rejuvenation of the voice. You do it night in and night out, your voice has to recuperate, it's key. I think if I was a hard partier, I think it would be a lot tougher. But I'm not; I'm pretty lame.</p> <p><strong>MJ: </strong>I think I heard you say on stage that Otis Redding's "Try a Little Tenderness" was the best soul song of all times.</p> <p><strong>PJ:</strong> It's definitely one of the best. As a song live, you can't follow it. I think Sam Cooke's "A Change is Gonna Come," and then a William Bell song, "I Forgot to Be Your Lover." Those three songs to me&mdash;it's kind of like picking your favorite kid though.</p> <p>"Try a Little Tenderness" is an old song. But as far as Otis Redding's execution, it's one of the best executions ever. Live, it's a <em>monster</em> of a song. I don't know why we have the guts to do it. It's sacred territory. I think when we were starting out, we were too stupid to think about that. We just loved the song. We were like, we know this is a classic: If you can't measure yourself to that, you don't need to be doin' this.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>MJ: </strong>Let's talk about the art of the carefully selected pocket squares. Do you pick your own?</p> <p><strong>PJ:</strong> I do, I do. I've actually lost quite a few at this point. They end up in my book bag or somewhere else. There was a really great one, that was like lacy, almost like panties. It was pink. That was the best pocket square I've ever had, but I cannot find it. It was amazing.</p> <p>I actually handle all that stuff myself. Those gold shoes are the only thing I like wearing&mdash;they are just flashy enough to make me feel good about doin' it.</p> <p><strong>MJ: </strong>What's the red pin you're always wearing?</p> <p><strong>PJ:</strong> It says Alabama. It's an Alabama football thing. It's my code way to stayin' real tied to the state of Alabama&mdash;a little piece of home.</p></body></html> Mixed Media Video Film and TV Music Religion Top Stories Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:00:11 +0000 Maddie Oatman 270881 at http://www.motherjones.com Sonny Smith's Low-Key Garage Pop is Deceptively Smart http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/02/sonny-smiths-Talent-Night-at-the-Ashram <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rbctzd9kW1A?rel=0" width="630"></iframe></p> <div class="inline inline-right" style="display: table; width: 1%"><img alt="" class="image" src="/files/Screen%20Shot%202015-02-19%20at%203.29.03%20PM.png" style="width: 250px;"></div> <p><strong>Sonny and the Sunsets<br><em>Talent Night at the Ashram</em><br> Polyvinyl</strong></p> <p>Seemingly adrift in a drowsy haze, the always-engaging Sonny Smith would make a fine magician, so adept is he at the art of misdirection. Like its predecessors, <em>Antenna to the Afterworld</em> and <em>Longtime Companion</em>, the winning <em>Talent Night at the Ashram</em> projects a laid-back, even apathetic vibe, but Smith's low-key garage pop (brightened this time by thrift-shop synths) and aw-shucks singing are just the beginning of the story. This down-home philosopher is a thoughtful and compassionate observer of ordinary folks looking to make sense of life, as shown in such deceptively smart songs as "Alice Leaves for the Mountains"and "Icelene's Loss." While the seven-minute "Happy Carrot Health Food Store" will strain the patience of all but the most devoted fans, it's a rare lapse for this charming man.</p></body></html> Mixed Media Music Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:52:55 +0000 Jon Young 270666 at http://www.motherjones.com "Selma Is Now": John Legend and Common Just Gave An Amazing Oscar Speech http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/02/john-legend-common-oscars-selma-glory <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>John Legend and Common's "Glory" from <em>Selma</em> just won an Oscar for Best Original Song. Legend and Common gave a wonderful, heartfelt, important speech.</p> <p>"Selma is now," Legend began. "The struggle for justice is now. The Voting Rights Act that they fought for fifty years ago is being <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/04/republican-voting-rights-supreme-court-id" target="_blank">compromised right now in this country today</a>. Right now the struggle for justice is real. We live in the most incarcerated country in the world. There are more black men under correctional control today than were under slavery in 1850. When people march with our song, we want to tell you: we see you, we are with you, we love you, and march on."</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/l7vw7UZjMH8" width="630"></iframe></p> <p>Earlier they delivered an amazing performance of the song. Everyone was in tears.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZWE2Yb_jMZg" width="630"></iframe></p></body></html> Mixed Media Mon, 23 Feb 2015 04:35:48 +0000 Ben Dreyfuss 270766 at http://www.motherjones.com One Perfect Tweet Shows Just How Ridiculous Everything Is http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/02/one-perfect-tweet-shows-just-how-ridiculous-everything <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hemjhaveri/status/569696588018397185" target="_blank">This is perfect and true and sad and it made me sad.</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>People are losing their shit over Patricia Arquette saying that women deserve equal rights. Like this is how low we are right now.</p> &mdash; Hemal Jhaveri (@hemjhaveri) <a href="https://twitter.com/hemjhaveri/status/569696588018397185">February 23, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></body></html> Mixed Media Mon, 23 Feb 2015 03:24:56 +0000 Ben Dreyfuss 270761 at http://www.motherjones.com Patricia Arquette Just Told Hollywood Exactly What It Needed To Hear http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/02/patricia-arquette-just-delivered-perfect-call-gender-equality <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>"To every woman who gave birth to every tax payer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else's equal rights. It's our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America."</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/X_V64GCSFvg" width="630"></iframe></p></body></html> Mixed Media Mon, 23 Feb 2015 03:08:54 +0000 Ben Dreyfuss 270756 at http://www.motherjones.com Watch Neil Patrick Harris' Opening Performance From the Oscars http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/02/watch-neil-patrick-harris-opening-performance-oscars <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><iframe width="630" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/yYETDeNQJoM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></body></html> Mixed Media Film and TV Mon, 23 Feb 2015 01:48:59 +0000 Ben Dreyfuss 270751 at http://www.motherjones.com Former CBS Colleagues Refute Bill O'Reilly's "Combat" Reporting Claims http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/02/cbs-reporter-refutes-oreilly-combat <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>On Sunday, a&nbsp;former CBS correspondent spoke to CNN's Reliable Sources to <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHolmz0ar7o" target="_blank">refute</a> Bill O'Reilly's claims he reported in a "war zone" during the Falklands war&ndash;the subject of a<em> Mother Jones</em> <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/02/bill-oreilly-brian-williams-falklands-war" target="_blank">investigation</a> published last Thursday. CNN's Brian Stelter also reported that he has talked to several other former CBS News journalists who disputed O'Reilly's&nbsp;account.&nbsp;</p> <p>"I don't know of any American foreign correspondent who had a weapon pointed at him,"&nbsp;Engberg<span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px;">&nbsp;told&nbsp;</span>Stelter<span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px;">. "I didn&rsquo;t hear any gunfire. And not only did I not hear any gunfire, as I say, I didn&rsquo;t hear any sirens."&nbsp;</span></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="354" src="http://www.cnn.com/video/api/embed.html#/video/tv/2015/02/22/ex-cbs-staffers-dispute-oreillys-claims.cnn" width="630"></iframe></p> <p><span style="line-height: 24px;">On the show, Stelter&nbsp;played a video of O'Reilly claiming he witnessed Argentine soldiers gunning down civilians at a protest he covered&ndash;a video that echoes footage that the <em>Mother Jones</em> article included. Yet Engberg&nbsp;and other correspondents who were in Buenos Aires and who covered the same protest say no such thing happened.</span></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="354" src="http://www.cnn.com/video/api/embed.html#/video/tv/2015/02/22/new-questions-about-oreilly-statements.cnn" width="630"></iframe></p> <p>In a Facebook <a href="https://www.facebook.com/eric.j.engberg/posts/10204873374051471" target="_blank">post </a>on Friday, Engberg said the Fox New host largely fabricated his account of his stint in Argentina. "It was not a war zone or even close," Engberg wrote. "It was an 'expense account zone.'"&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px;">O'Reilly</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px;">&nbsp;has since slammed his ex-colleague, saying&nbsp;</span>Engberg<span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px;">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/stephaniemcneal/bill-oreilly-room-service#.irVgwdbEO" style="line-height: 2em;" target="_blank">"never left the hotel."</a>&nbsp;</p></body></html> Mixed Media Video Media Mother Jones Sun, 22 Feb 2015 20:40:51 +0000 Inae Oh 270741 at http://www.motherjones.com Media Reactions to Mother Jones Report on Bill O'Reilly's "War Zone" Stories http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/02/bill-oreillys-inflated-war-zone-stories-debated <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>It didn't take long for Bill O'Reilly to hit back against <em>Mother Jones's </em>in-depth look at his <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/02/bill-oreilly-brian-williams-falklands-war" target="_blank">questionable accounts of reporting during the Falklands War</a>, firing off a string of insults to <a href="http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/02/bill-oreilly-mother-jones-report-garbage-202825.html" target="_blank"><em>Politico</em> Thursday night</a>. This morning, Daniel Schulman, who co-wrote the report with MoJo DC bureau chief David Corn, appeared on CNN's "New Day,"&nbsp;where he laid out the details of the story, and defended the reporting:</p> <p>"The only place combat took place during that war was in the remote Falklands Islands, which were 1,200 miles from Buenos Aires where Bill O'Reilly and the rest of the press corps is,"&nbsp;Schulman <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2015/02/20/media/bill-oreilly-mother-jones/index.html?iid=HP_LN" target="_blank">told</a> host Chris Cuomo. "The combat situation that he says he was involved in now, actually, was a very violent protest that took place after the war was over. Now, it was violent, but it was not a combat situation."</p> <script src="http://i.cdn.turner.com/money/.element/script/7.0/players/embed.js?videoid=/video/media/2015/02/20/bill-oreilly-war-story.cnnmoney"></script><p>CNN's senior media correspondent Brian Stelter also appeared on the program to discuss the story, highlighting the fact that O'Reilly was quick to dismiss the report only after ignoring requests for comment by <em>Mother Jones</em> for most of the day on Thursday.</p> <p>"Brian Williams apologized and went silent," Stelter said. "O'Reilly started calling your colleague David Corn a 'guttersnipe,' a 'piece of garbage,' a 'liar' a 'left-wing assassin.' I think O'Reilly was talking less about your allegations and more about the personalities involved here."</p> <p>Stelter also spoke to <a href="http://cnn.it/1DytE4V" target="_blank">Don Lemon</a> about the <em>Mother Jones </em>report Thursday night:</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/uXhq4FmsUO0" width="630"></iframe></p> <p>For more media reactions, check out <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2015/02/19/fox-newss-bill-oreilly-calls-mother-jones-report-a-lie/" target="_blank">Erik Wemple</a> of the <em>Washington Post</em>'s thoughts. You can read the exclusive report in its entirety <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/02/bill-oreilly-brian-williams-falklands-war" target="_blank">here. </a></p></body></html> Mixed Media Video Media Mother Jones Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:27:26 +0000 Inae Oh 270686 at http://www.motherjones.com Racist Chelsea Fans Shove Black Man Off Paris Metro Train http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/02/racist-chelsea-fans-chant-shove-black-man-paris-metro-train <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>A group of fans of the English soccer club Chelsea were filmed forcibly blocking a black man from entering a subway train in Paris.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/video/2015/feb/17/chelsea-fans-prevent-black-man-boarding-paris-metro-video" target="_blank">video</a>, recorded by an onlooker and provided to the <em>Guardian</em> on Tuesday, shows the white fans violently shoving the unidentified subway rider as he attempts to squeeze into the train, while chanting "We're racist. We're racist. And that's the way we like it." A black woman is seen backing away from the commotion.</p> <p>According to Paul Nolan, the British man who recorded the scene, the fans also referenced <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31514168" target="_blank">World War II</a> in their chants.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://embed.theguardian.com/embed/video/football/video/2015/feb/17/chelsea-fans-prevent-black-man-boarding-paris-metro-video" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>Club officials were quick to condemn the incident. "Such behaviour is abhorrent and has no place in football or society," read a statement. "We will support any criminal action against those involved, and should evidence point to involvement of Chelsea season-ticket holders or members the club will take the strongest possible action against them, including banning orders."</p> <p>Paris <a href="http://thegrio.com/2015/02/18/racist-french-soccer-fans-filmed-preventing-black-man-from-boarding-train/" target="_blank">prosecutors</a> have also announced a probe looking into the video.</p> <p>The shocking footage comes as a separate <a href="https://ca.news.yahoo.com/soccer-sacchi-makes-coloured-denies-being-racist-093546664--sow.html" target="_blank">video</a> surfaced earlier this week of Arrigo Sacchi, Italy's former soccer coach, complaining there were "too many colored players" playing for Italian teams. Sacchi has since said <a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2015/02/17/football/football-italy-saachi-racism/index.html?eref=edition" target="_blank">his comments</a> were misunderstood and the product of the media "always looking for scoops."</p> <p>As for Chelsea, the team has been dogged by racist allegations for decades. In 2011, captain <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/2012/jul/09/john-terry-anton-ferdinand-court" target="_blank">John Terry</a> was accused of calling a black player a "fucking black cunt." European soccer in general is notorious for such <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/05/01/308408903/european-soccer-tackles-racism-but-slips-on-a-banana-peel" target="_blank">abuse.</a></p> <p>The UEFA also condemned the Chelsea supporters, but said because it occurred inside the Paris Metro and not the stadium any disciplinary action could not be taken.</p> <p>"We are appalled by the incident which took place in the Paris Metro on Tuesday,&rdquo; officials <a href="http://thegrio.com/2015/02/18/racist-french-soccer-fans-filmed-preventing-black-man-from-boarding-train/" target="_blank">said</a> in a statement. "However, as it occurred away from the stadium, it is outside UEFA&rsquo;s remit to act.&rdquo;</p></body></html> Mixed Media Video Race and Ethnicity Sports Thu, 19 Feb 2015 00:41:29 +0000 Inae Oh 270561 at http://www.motherjones.com This Supercut of Women Kicking Ass Puts Hollywood's Lack of Female Action Leads to Shame http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/02/women-kick-ass <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>Hollywood's <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/act-four/wp/2015/01/27/this-is-why-its-so-hard-to-fight-for-gender-equality-in-hollywood/" target="_blank">gender inequality</a> issues always take an even more frustrating turn when the focus moves to the dire lack of female leads in action movies. While more actresses are <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/599802/zoe-saldana-wants-more-women-in-action-movies-talks-gender-inequality-in-hollywood-on-untold-with-maria-menounos-watch" target="_blank">speaking up</a>, it's unlikely studio heads will start truly investing in badass female roles anytime soon&mdash;unless of course your lady appears <a href="http://mic.com/articles/87757/even-female-superheroes-are-unable-to-break-the-glass-ceiling-in-hollywood" target="_blank">overtly sexualized</a>, to the delight of nerds everywhere.</p> <p>Till then, we have this: a rousing&nbsp;supercut produced by awesome woman&nbsp;<a href="https://vimeo.com/99115856" target="_blank">Clara Darko</a> filled with just the ladies&mdash;Helen Mirren! Sigourney Weaver! Uma Thurman!&mdash;kicking ass way better than the boys.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="354" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/99115856" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="630"></iframe></p> <p><a href="http://sploid.gizmodo.com/awesome-montage-of-women-kicking-ass-in-action-movies-1685769692" target="_blank"><em>(h/t Gizmodo) </em></a></p></body></html> Mixed Media Video Film and TV Sex and Gender Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:10:29 +0000 Inae Oh 270456 at http://www.motherjones.com A Mesmerizing, Freewheeling JD McPherson Recaptures the Golden Era of Rock and Roll http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/02/jd-mcpherson-let-good-times-roll-terrific <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/066ZhVlK1mQ?rel=0" width="630"></iframe></p> <p><strong>JD McPherson<br><em>Let the Good Times Roll</em><br> Rounder</strong></p> <div class="inline inline-right" style="display: table; width: 1%"><img alt="" class="image" src="/files/XZCDJD02.JPG" style="height: 300px; width: 300px;"></div> <p>More than a half-century after the original golden era of rock and roll, it can be hard to remember just how disruptive&mdash;even dangerous&mdash;early stars like Eddie Cochran and Little Richard seemed with their crazy beats and oversize personalities.</p> <p>Though no revivalist by any stretch, Oklahoma's JD McPherson does a swell job of recapturing that freewheeling sense of abandon on his terrific second album. Not nearly as predictable as the generic title suggests,<em> Let the Good Times Roll</em> gets its sizzle from a rip-snorting backing band, snappy original songs and, most important, McPherson's fiery vocals, which find him howling one moment and pleading the next, as if barely able to maintain control. Recalling the Blasters at their peak, he's a mesmerizing showman with a timeless gift for deliciously greasy sounds.<br> &nbsp;</p></body></html> Mixed Media Music Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:00:09 +0000 Jon Young 270116 at http://www.motherjones.com A Torrent of Tributes to David Carr http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/02/twitter-tributes-david-carr <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>Upon news of the <em>New York Times </em>columnist's death on Thursday night, Twitter exploded with shock, remembrances, and praise for David Carr. Here are some highlights:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>This guy. <a href="http://t.co/DzAVLx9F9Z">pic.twitter.com/DzAVLx9F9Z</a></p> &mdash; Lydia Polgreen (@lpolgreen) <a href="https://twitter.com/lpolgreen/status/566082760239218688">February 13, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>David Carr, dead at 58. The greatest colleague, mentor and friend to everyone. So, so sad. <a href="http://t.co/39jZjCATAy">http://t.co/39jZjCATAy</a></p> &mdash; Nick Bilton (@nickbilton) <a href="https://twitter.com/nickbilton/status/566079363955716096">February 13, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>David Carr was a great journalist &amp; skeptic without ever losing his empathy.A wicked sense of humor. And he defined the idea of redemption.</p> &mdash; Alex Gibney (@alexgibneyfilm) <a href="https://twitter.com/alexgibneyfilm/status/566088220279324673">February 13, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>Last time I saw David we snuck off to lunch at Lotus of Siam in vegas. He had the duck and advised I get rough with people who mess with me</p> &mdash; Brian Lam (@blam) <a href="https://twitter.com/blam/status/566080392751374336">February 13, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>David Carr was a brilliantly perceptive &amp; unique writer, his work was one of things which inspired me to want to work in U.S. journalism.</p> &mdash; Neal Mann (@fieldproducer) <a href="https://twitter.com/fieldproducer/status/566080608355360768">February 13, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>Hearts are breaking in newsrooms near and far. God, we will miss our wise, fearless, funny, humble friend, <a href="https://twitter.com/carr2n">@carr2n</a>. Too sad, too soon.</p> &mdash; Diana B. Henriques (@dianabhenriques) <a href="https://twitter.com/dianabhenriques/status/566081921906921472">February 13, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>One of the great things about David Carr was he was unflinching in talking truth to power. In that way he was a model for all journalists.</p> &mdash; Steven Greenhouse (@greenhousenyt) <a href="https://twitter.com/greenhousenyt/status/566081914457825280">February 13, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>remembering David Carr - like Dylan sang of Lenny Bruce: He sure was funny And he sure told the truth And he knew what he was talking about</p> &mdash; Philip Gourevitch (@PGourevitch) <a href="https://twitter.com/PGourevitch/status/566083416417116160">February 13, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>There will never be another David Carr. We will miss him like a season. <a href="https://twitter.com/carr2n">@carr2n</a></p> &mdash; Mark McKinnon (@mmckinnon) <a href="https://twitter.com/mmckinnon/status/566082860637880320">February 13, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>I don&rsquo;t think there&rsquo;s a single <a href="https://twitter.com/nytimes">@nytimes</a> employee that generated more pure affection from readers than David Carr.</p> &mdash; Joshua Benton (@jbenton) <a href="https://twitter.com/jbenton/status/566080437286891522">February 13, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>David Carr is one of the finest journalists and one of the best human beings I've ever known.</p> &mdash; a. o. scott (@aoscott) <a href="https://twitter.com/aoscott/status/566079860754644992">February 13, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/carr2n">@carr2n</a> you said it to me once: "just a wave to say how nice it was to meet and what a pleasure it was talking with you." Rest in peace.</p> &mdash; Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) <a href="https://twitter.com/mattcutts/status/566079649428434944">February 13, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>My feed has gone completely over to tweets about people in shock about <a href="https://twitter.com/carr2n">@carr2n</a>. So sad, terrible. He's going to be really missed.</p> &mdash; Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) <a href="https://twitter.com/dannysullivan/status/566079315407044608">February 13, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>He was the world&rsquo;s loudest typer, and caller of bullshit. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/samdolnick">@samdolnick</a>: David Carr vs. Some Guys from VICE <a href="http://t.co/5fIk0mVmU5">http://t.co/5fIk0mVmU5</a></p> &mdash; Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) <a href="https://twitter.com/anamariecox/status/566085981942853632">February 13, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>My interview from last night with the unforgettable <a href="https://twitter.com/carr2n">@carr2n</a>. <a href="http://t.co/3LJvAD9H5l">http://t.co/3LJvAD9H5l</a></p> &mdash; Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) <a href="https://twitter.com/andersoncooper/status/566090182718259201">February 13, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>A couple times, Carr called me up looking for info. He lead with some long, profanity-laced story. Before I knew it, I was spilling my guts</p> &mdash; Alexis C. Madrigal (@alexismadrigal) <a href="https://twitter.com/alexismadrigal/status/566087506920091648">February 13, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>Tonight Twitter proves itself the "wired collective voice" David Carr said it was&hellip; <a href="http://t.co/Xc4IapZlO3">http://t.co/Xc4IapZlO3</a></p> &mdash; Dave Gilson (@daudig) <a href="https://twitter.com/daudig/status/566087842279854080">February 13, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>Seeing these tweets, you'll see there were very few at heights of journalism so respected or liked as David Carr.</p> &mdash; Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) <a href="https://twitter.com/joshtpm/status/566088176922796035">February 13, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>David Carr was the most generous journalist I've ever known--nobody more willing to help his brethren. That was only one of his gifts</p> &mdash; Joe Nocera (@NoceraNYT) <a href="https://twitter.com/NoceraNYT/status/566086404526964736">February 13, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>I can't even comprehend world without my former boss and friend <a href="https://twitter.com/carr2n">@carr2n</a>. He goaded us to best work and picked us up when down. Devastated.</p> &mdash; Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) <a href="https://twitter.com/ClaraJeffery/status/566085420476149762">February 13, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></body></html> Mixed Media Media Top Stories Obituary Fri, 13 Feb 2015 04:58:52 +0000 270356 at http://www.motherjones.com Watch an Emotional Jon Stewart Announce He's Leaving "The Daily Show" http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/02/watch-emotional-jon-stewart-announce-hes-leaving-daily-show <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>During Tuesday's recording of "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart revealed to a rather shocked audience that after 16 years he would be <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/02/report-jon-stewart-leaving-daily-show" target="_blank">exiting the show</a>&nbsp;sometime later this year. Word of his notice quickly leaked on social media, which resulted in an official statement confirming the news from Comedy Central.</p> <p>The episode aired in the evening and it&nbsp;was nothing short of the ever-earnest, personal message Stewart consistently provided for his viewers every night. His farewell sums up exactly why we'll miss him so much. Watch the announcement below:</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8KM_kGxVUJw" width="630"></iframe></p></body></html> Mixed Media Video Media Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:49:15 +0000 Inae Oh 270171 at http://www.motherjones.com Elizabeth Warren Just Explained in One Tweet Why We'll Miss Jon Stewart So Much http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/02/elizabeth-warren-jon-stewart <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>The senior senator from Massachusetts puts it better than most:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>Washington is rigged for the big guys - and no person has more consistently called them out for it than Jon Stewart. Good luck, Jon!</p> &mdash; Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) <a href="https://twitter.com/elizabethforma/status/565318490425688064">February 11, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p>Hear, hear.</p></body></html> Mixed Media Wed, 11 Feb 2015 01:34:48 +0000 Ben Dreyfuss 270161 at http://www.motherjones.com One Perfect Tweet Demonstrates How Utterly Ridiculous the World Is http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/02/brian-williams-suspension-cheney-is-playing-golf-happy-as-a-clam <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>Brian Williams is being <a href="http://bit.ly/1ztXfoE" target="_blank">suspended</a> without pay from NBC for 6 months. <em>ThinkProgress</em>' <a href="https://twitter.com/imillhiser/status/565314432935665665" target="_blank">Ian Millhiser summed it up perfectly</a>:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"> <p>BREAKING: Brian Williams becomes first person in human history to suffer professional consequences for lying about the Iraq War.</p> &mdash; Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) <a href="https://twitter.com/imillhiser/status/565314432935665665">February 11, 2015</a></blockquote></body></html> Mixed Media Wed, 11 Feb 2015 01:13:16 +0000 Ben Dreyfuss 270146 at http://www.motherjones.com This Was Jon Stewart's Best Moment http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/02/crossfire-jon-stewart-best-moment <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>Jon Stewart is <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/02/report-jon-stewart-leaving-daily-show" target="_blank">leaving <em>the Daily Show</em> later this year</a>. Here is the time he went on <em>Crossfire</em> and destroyed, well, <em>Crossfire</em>.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/aFQFB5YpDZE" width="630"></iframe></p></body></html> Mixed Media Film and TV Wed, 11 Feb 2015 00:13:07 +0000 Ben Dreyfuss 270136 at http://www.motherjones.com Jon Stewart Is Leaving "The Daily Show" http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/02/report-jon-stewart-leaving-daily-show <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p><em><strong>Update: Here is Jon Stewart's announcement:</strong></em></p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/m48yoQO2R64" width="630"></iframe></p> <p><em><strong>Original post below</strong></em></p> <p>Jon Stewart <a href="http://www.avclub.com/article/jon-stewart-says-hes-leaving-daily-show-215070" target="_blank">reportedly</a> surprised <em>Daily Show</em> audience members tonight by announcing his retirement from the comedy show he has hosted for more than 15 years. The announcement hasn't been made official but many of those in attendance have taken to social media to share the news.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>Got to be present when the great <a href="https://twitter.com/TheDailyShow">@TheDailyShow</a> Jon Stewart announced his retirement. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OneOfTheGreats?src=hash">#OneOfTheGreats</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JonStewart?src=hash">#JonStewart</a></p> &mdash; Jonathan Reyes (@Jonathan2Reyes) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jonathan2Reyes/status/565291742455664644">February 10, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p>Tonight's episode airs at 11pm ET on Comedy Central.</p> <p><em><strong>Update</strong></em>: Comedy Central just amde it official with the following statement. "Jon will remain at the helm of The Daily Show until later this year."</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>Thank you Jon. <a href="http://t.co/yPdxjnkuLw">pic.twitter.com/yPdxjnkuLw</a></p> &mdash; Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) <a href="https://twitter.com/ComedyCentral/status/565296357792284676">February 10, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p><em>This is a developing story. We'll update when more news becomes available.</em></p></body></html> Mixed Media Film and TV Tue, 10 Feb 2015 23:55:40 +0000 Ben Dreyfuss 270131 at http://www.motherjones.com