The judge presiding over the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial apparently forgot to silence his cellphone when the proceedings returned from lunch on Wednesday, revealing to the world that his ringtone is Lee Greenwood’s cheesy patriotic anthem “God Bless the U.S.A.” Following a one-hour break in the prosecution’s heated cross-examination of Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old accused murderer’s defense arguedContinue reading “Judge’s ‘God Bless the USA’ Ringtone Blares During Rittenhouse Trial”
In which John Green teaches you about the United States in the 1920s. They were known as the roaring 20s, but not because there were lions running around everywhere. In the 1920s, America’s economy was booming, and all kinds of social changes were in progress. Hollywood, flappers, jazz, there was all kinds of stuff goingContinue reading “The Roaring 20’s: Crash Course US History #32”
We’ve become accustomed to seeing members of the public use their cell phones to film police officers on duty. Now, we’re starting to see cops pull out theirs, but it isn’t to record. They’re playing copyrighted music in an apparent attempt to exploit copyright filters. Dexter Thomas explains.
In which John Green teaches you about the poetry of Langston Hughes. Langston Hughes was a poet and playwright in the first half of the 20th century, and he was involved in the Harlem Renaissance, which was a cultural movement among African Americans of the time that produced all kinds of great works in literature,Continue reading “Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance: Crash Course Literature 215”
In this video, we cover the life and philosophy of one histories darkest and most comprehensive philosophers, the original pessimist, Arthur Schopenhauer.
Despite all the hardship of being a Black person in Colonial America, some Black people were able to defy the harsh conditions and create art. Today we’re learning about a teenager who attained literacy and wrote poems that reached a large slice of the population and helped changed the ways that white Colonists thought aboutContinue reading “Phillis Wheatley: Crash Course Black American History #7”
A petition circulating on the internet is pushing for American-born French dancer Joséphine Baker to be buried in the Panthéon, an honour reserved for France’s national heroes. The move would recognise the courage of a renowned artist who was also a feminist, actively resisted Nazi Germany during World War II, and who fought against racism and antisemitism. TheContinue reading “Petition seeks to honour French Resistance hero Joséphine Baker at the Panthéon”