With Thompson's trademark insight and passion about the state of American politics and culture, Songs of the Doomed charts the long, strange trip from Kennedy to Quayle in Thompson's freewheeling, inimitable style. Spanning four decades -- 1950 to 1990 - Thompson is at the top of his form while fleeing New York for Puerto Rico, riding with the Hell's Angels, investigating Las Vegas sleaze, grappling with the "Dukakis problem," and finally, detailing his infamous lifestyle bust.
"Poor Production Sinks Great Material"
Everyone in Mrs. Mackle’s class knows that Horrible Harry likes to do horrible things. That’s how he got his nickname. He likes gross things, too, like the dead flies Song Lee brought in to feed the class water frog. But when someone sends Song Lee two “I hate you” notes, no one thinks of Harry. He wouldn’t send such mean notes to the nicest person in the class. All the students wonder who wrote them - and what Song Lee is going to do.
"In a Birthday Song for a Parrot, a Note of Melancholy" is from the October 16, 2016 United States section of The New York Times. It was written by Sarah Maslin Nir and narrated by Caroline Miller.
Mayor Bill de Blasio posted a video on his City Hall Twitter account Tuesday that featured two Broadway actors singing his praises and promoting his accomplishments, drawing criticism from government watchdog groups who said that it was an inappropriate use of public money and was too much like a campaign ad.
"A Song for de Blasio Sounds a Sour Note for Watchdogs" is from the December 28, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by William Neuman and narrated by Fleet Cooper.