Posts Tagged: Great Depression

A Certain Frequency: Radio’s Appeal Across 75 Years


Today, radio is bigger than ever—but in vastly different forms. More people listen to the radio than watch TV, according to Nielsen, only now it’s on a computer, a tablet, or a smartphone. ...more

Song of the Day: “Me and My Gin”


Though the British blues-rockers The Animals recorded a gritty version of a song called “Gin House Blues” in 1966, the tune was originally released by Bessie Smith in 1928 under the name “Me and My Gin.” Smith, the storied blues singer of the Prohibition and Great Depression, did record another song a few years earlier that may have confused other artists over the years who attempted to cover Smith’s version.


David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: 21 Poems That Shaped America (Pt. 2): “Ave Maria”


Mothers of America / let your kids go to the movies! ...more