It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times: Celebrating ‘The Simpsons’ at 25

By JIM SABATASO | STAFF [A version of this story appears in the Sept. 3, 2014, edition of the Rutland Reader.] The Simpsons is having a moment. Entering its 25th season, the animated Fox sitcom has faded in and out of relevance, but its lasting cultural impact, like Martin Prince’s precious geode, must be acknowledged. The…

Daily Clicks — May 19, 2014

• Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself is an hand-lettered and -illustrated representation of the Whitman’s celebrated 1855 masterpiece by designer Allen Crawford. (fastcodesign.com) • A new study reveals Millennials’ uncomfortable relationship with racism. (slate.com) From these results, it’s clear that—like most Americans—millennials see racism as a matter of different treatment, justified by race, that you solve by…