Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore is 54 today. Here’s DM performing my favorite song of theirs, “Stripped,” as recorded in D.A. Pennebaker’s documentary about the band’s 1989 North American tour, 101.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.