Peter Buffett On The Power—And Limits—Of Art And Money

The protest singer, philanthropist, and son of the world’s third-richest man wants to help you to do the most good with what you’ve got

Peter Buffett. Photo by Steffan Thalemann.

As the son of the world’s once-richest man (at the moment, Warren ranks number three), Peter Buffett has spent a lifetime with access to nearly limitless resources, though due to his father’s predilection for living modestly in Omaha, Nebraska, it wasn’t until he reached adulthood that he knew it.

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Kevin McDonald Explains Why Silliness Beats Politics Every Time

The sketch comedy icon and founding member of Kids in the Hall talks about those revival rumors — and why he might just be the John Lennon of comedy.

Bruce McCulloch, Scott Thompson, Mark McKinney, Kevin McDonald, and Dave Foley of The Kids in the Hall perform at Festival Supreme 2015. Image by Jason Kempin/Getty Images.

Jon Hamm can’t seem to shake Don Draper. Bryan Cranston will forever be “the one who knocks.” And for fans of the exceedingly ridiculous sketch comedy group The Kids in the Hall, Dave Foley and Kevin McDonald may always be Ray and Mr. Barnes of the six-minute exercise in utter absurdity known as “Girl Drink Drunk.”

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Chicago customers head to the bar R Public House, which opened five hours early, to watch former FBI Director James Comey testify before the Senate intelligence committee on June 8, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

Former FBI Director James Comey kicked off his public hearing Thursday morning by letting the Senate Intelligence Committee know he expected them to have done their homework, declining to repeat the “explosive” written testimony he released on Wednesday.

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On Thursday night, California state senators voted 23-16 in favor of Senate Bill 30, which would blacklist any company contracted by the federal government to build a border wall between the United States and Mexico. As of 2016, the state lay claim to the sixth largest economy in the world, and over 200,000 jobs there rely on commerce, trade, and direct foreign investments from Mexico, according to a state assembly report on California-Mexico relations. The bill will now move on to the state assembly.

The author of the bill, Senator Ricardo Lara, said in a statement that, “Senate Bill 30 sends a clear message that we want our businesses to stand with us and support our core values.”

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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Give Up On U.S. Education Just Yet

A community organizer who worked in Obama’s Department of Education tells us how to stand up for schools under Betsy DeVos

Betsy DeVos appears before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee for her confirmation hearing. Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images.

On Tuesday, GOP donor Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s pick to oversee the Department of Education, was narrowly cleared by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, despite her much-maligned confirmation hearing performance, unanimous Democratic opposition, multiple delays, and late-breaking evidence that she’d plagiarized answers on the questionnaire she’d submitted to the panel. Her nomination now goes to the full Senate floor, where a simple majority would result in her confirmation.

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