Stephen Colbert on the Political Targets of Satire – The New York Times

“Not everybody is as mockable as everybody else, and some mockability doesn’t have consequences.”


Leon Redbone, Idiosyncratic Throwback Singer, Is Dead at 69 – The New York Times

He drew songs from Tin Pan Alley, the Delta blues and other sources. In the late 1970s, he introduced them to the “Saturday Night Live” crowd.

Dementia Stopped Peter Max From Painting. For Some, That Spelled a Lucrative Opportunity. – The New York Times

Now Peter Max’s associates are trading lurid allegations of kidnapping, hired goons, attempted murder by Brazil nut and art fraud on the high seas.

Navajo Nation homes get electricity after years in the dark

Jimmie Long Jr. places the glass on an oil lamp inside his Kaibeto home on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona.

The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority typically connects from 400 to 450 homes a year, chipping away at the 15,000 scattered, rural homes without power on the 27,000-square-mile reservation that lies in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.

Source: Navajo Nation homes get electricity after years in the dark

Pennsylvania declares May 23 ‘1-4-3 Day’ in memory of Fred Rogers

It is the 143rd day of the year, a number Mr. Rogers would use to express “I love you.” The governor of Pennsylvania has dedicated today to Mr. Rogers and acts of kindness in his memory.