Wilson Pickett was born on this day in 1941. Here he is performing one of his often-covered songs (it was a standard set opener for garage bands in my adolescence): “Everybody Needs Somebody To Love,” live in 1966. If this doesn’t wake you up, you need to call the doctor.
Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.
Gage Skidmore/FlickrWhat the Free College Movement Can Learn from KalamazooThe small Midwestern city has pioneered a new way to help low-income students access higher ed.
Gage Skidmore/FlickrWhy Are Conservatives So Threatened by the 1619 Project?It challenges the way their entire worldview is constructed.