Phoebe Connelly

Phoebe Connelly is a former web editor of the Prospect. Previously, she was managing editor of In These Times. She writes on political culture, human rights and feminism.

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We Now Interrupt Your Usual Wonkcast.

For this video . We promise, it's the best 10 minutes of Internet-meme catch-up you'll ever do. Cache Rules Everything Around Me from Evan Roth on Vimeo .

The Real America Just Likes a Good Montage.

Ann Friedman went to Saturday's Glenn Beck rally and wrote about it for Longshot magazine. The real America snorts. It is absolutely certain it will not be counted today. Have you seen that there are people all the way to the Washington Monument? When Glenn says, "I just got word from the media that there's over a thousand people here!", the real America chuckles knowingly. To the real America, Glenn Beck is not the media. And this is not a political event. The real America just likes a good montage, with monuments that fade into city skylines that fade into churches that fade into Martin Luther King, Jr. that fade into a smoldering hole in Lower Manhattan. Longshot , previously the 48 Hr Magazine , pulls together writers, designers, editors, and photographers to create a magazine in two days. Read more about them here, and get your own copy . --Phoebe Connelly

Modern Slavery and Winter Produce.

Via Barry Estabrook: if you're in the Northeast, you should make a point of going to the Florida Modern-Day Slavery Museum as it tours over the next month. (Full schedule here .) The museum is a project of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a workers-rights group that has been fighting for fair conditions for migrant labor for nearly 20 years. Housed in a box truck used to haul produce, the exhibit tells the story of slavery in the American agriculture industry. In the past decade, more than 1,000 slaves have been freed in Florida -- many of them in and around the town of Immokalee, near Naples -- but that number only reflects successfully prosecuted cases. Estabrook, formerly of the now-folded Gourmet , wrote about the conditions of the Immokalee workers in a 2009 feature for the magazine. Ninety percent of the winter tomatoes consumed in the United States are cultivated in this Florida town. "When asked if it is reasonable to assume that an American who has eaten a fresh...

In Which TAP Comes Out as a Twihard.

Or, at least, our deputy editor does. The two-minute TV hit has its problems , but watch the clip for Ann 's take on why Twilight is the film of the summer. And on a more serious note, the Washington Independent's Annie Lowrey (whom you should have in your RSS ) talks GOP obstruction on unemployment benefits . Watch it. --Phoebe Connelly

The Little Picture: Memorial Day.

Vice President Joe Biden lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2010, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. (Army/Jacqueline Leeker)