I've been a little sad because we've probably seen the last of TNC's wonderful Confederate History Month series...but The Atlantic comes through, with an introduction yesterday to a very promising new series: Conor Friedersdorf on cities. All of which puts me in the mood for a list...
1. In the City (The Jam)
2. Big City (Operation Ivy)
3. Heart of the City (Nick Lowe)
4. Living for the City (Stevie Wonder)
5. This Town (The Go-Gos)
6. Buzzcity Talking (XTC)
7. Take This City (Tim Armstrong)
8. Inner City Blues (Marvin Gaye)
9. Cities (Talking Heads)
10. Uptown (Prince)
And while I'm at it, I should also recommend my buddy Ron Schmidt's excellent This is the City: Making Model Citizens in Los Angeles. It's a political theorist's understanding of the LAPD, Dragnet, the concept of emulation, Blade Runner, the zoot suit riots, and lots of other terrific stuff within Los Angeles political culture.