We have a lot of Radiolab fans at the office, and we are all disappointed with them after reading Kao Kalia Yang's account of how the "Yellow Rain" episode actually went down. You can read her moving essay at Hyphen.
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I don't know about you, but I've been spending a whole lot of time with preschoolers lately. Amongst some of the things we teach the tykes are the days of the week. I've grown tired of the "Sunday, Monday, Tuesday…" song after singing it nearly every day for the past two weeks, so I thought I'd create a BitchTapes to remind myself of the joys that days of the week can bring. Use this mixtape to refresh your memory if you ever find yourself forgetting which day comes next.
What's missing from the national conversation about birth control? Here's a hint: Says Chloe Angyal, "We are having a national discussion about birth control, without ever mentioning the basic human activity that can lead to birth." You guessed it! (Sex.) [The Guardian]
Everyone is up in arms over what Mitt Romney said about Big Bird, but Levar Burton wants to remind you that cutting funding for PBS would hurt more than just our giant yellow feathered friend. [TMZ]