It's been a rough day for Dave Eggers (given the arrest of his Zeitoun hero in a murder plot) but here's some sunnier Mcsweeney's news: It has launched a Web site devoted to providing 90 essays by 90 celebs over 90 days, all backing Obama for re-election. The only two to appear so far: Roger Ebert and Ben Gibbard. But coming are Arcade Fire's Win Butler, Judd Apatow, John Hodgman, Carrie Brownstein and, what seven dozen others? Since this is a kind of "Intervention," here's one of our favorite songs and videos, as Arcade Fire meets Eisenstein. The king's taking back his throne???
Friday, August 10, 2012
Three Months of Celebs for Obama
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