Free: Here for It, #214

Hi! It's R. Eric Thomas. From the internet?Hi! One of the first non-troversies I remember being exposed to in the pre-internet pop cultural space was the chatter around Whitney Houston’s pre-tape of the national anthem at the 1991 Super Bowl. Looking back, I’m not quite sure how news of the dustup over whether Whitney sang live or sang along to a recording of her own voice reached me, a 9-year-old in Baltimore. Nowadays, I frequently forget how we ever heard about anything in the past. It wasn’t like I was watching the nightly news on a regular basis, although I did keep up with current events through a subscription to

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