Here’s a little video collection I put together for May Day 2010, with some updates, to help get in the holiday spirit. Fortunately, it’s still relevant. Unfortunately, that’s because we haven’t made much progress in the interim toward economic justice.
If Yiddish songs were popular in your childhood home, then the recently released new edition of “Pearls of Yiddish Poetry” may help put forgotten pieces of your auditory past back together. Many of us remember fragments of songs that we heard as children, songs that come back to us while doing the laundry, or scrubbing the kitchen, or taking a leisurely stroll. Often, all we can recall is a particular refrain, but not the entire song, neither its name nor that of the author or composer.
Federal prosecutors Tuesday charged a Salvadoran laborer with the first-degree murder of Washington intern Chandra Levy. The 27-year-old Levy, whose romantic relationship with former Rep. Gary Condit effectively ended the congressman’s career, disappeared while jogging in 2001; her remains were found a year later in the city’s Rock Creek Park.