Further Reading – 2/6/17

Tom of Finland emoji

Further Reading – 2/6/17

The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and Rhode Island State Council on the Arts have both released statements on potential federal funding cuts.

Trombone Shorty opens this year’s Newport Jazz Festival at the Tennis Hall of Fame.

10 Interesting Facts About Black History Month in Rhode Island.

Dorry winner Rachel Blumberg animated the new video for Gillian Welch’s “Dry Town” demo.

Four RI artists are featured on Take Magazine‘s 2017 Artists To Watch List: Kai Franz, Toby Sisson, JR Uretsky, and Katie Wild.

The Washington Post looks at theater in the new political era.

The most anticipated small press books of 2017.

Today the House is voting on the Email Privacy Act, which passed unanimously last year before stalling out in the Senate.

The great Africa Is A Country is featuring weekly mixes of music from countries on the visa ban list: first up, Sinkane’s picks from Sudan.

The super-NSFW new video from Australian pop singer Brendan Maclean updates Hal Fischer’s recently reissued 1977 book Gay Semiotics. The ending is a little much even for me.

Speaking of gay, the Finnish government has outdone us all with its official Tom of Finland emoji.