Our northern neighbor is celebrating its 150th birthday this weekend, yet many Canadians don’t care. Why Canada’s lack of patriotism might be a good thing. Also, how families of black people killed by police often have to grieve under the media spotlight. And the tale of a composer's search for the sound of America.
1. Canadian writer Stephen Marche @StephenMarche on Canada's lack of patriotism, and why that might be a good thing.
2. Writer Mychal Denzel Smith on the "obligation for black families to mourn in public."
3. WNYC's Sara Fishko on composer Aaron Copland's quest to capture American identity in music.