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One year ago today, Barack Obama was elected president. Yesterday, Republicans won some off-term elections – are voters telling us something? JOHN NICHOLS comments; he’s Washington correspondent for The Nation, and he writes “The Beat” blog at TheNation.com.
Also: The wildly popular “TIJUANA SOUND” of the 1960s, marketed by Herb Alpert, caricatured Tijuana as a sleepy Mexican border town. The real Tijuana, however, was an emerging industrial city with its own versions of the blues, rock & roll and jazz. JOSH KUN talks about music at the US-Mexico border. He directs the Popular Music Project at the Norman Lear Center at the Annenberg School at USC; his sound installation “Last Exit USA” is currently up at Steve Turner Contemporary, 6026 Wilshire Blvd. in L.A.
Plus: DOROTHEA LANGE photographed “Migrant Mother,” the icon of the Great Depression–an eloquent portrait of a survivor. Lange went on to photograph Japanese Americans during their internment in WWII; those photos were banned. NYU historian LINDA GORDON calls Lange “a photographer of demcocracy, and for democracy” — Linda’s new book is Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits.