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Members of the B-52’s, Le Tigre, and Motown cult favorites the Velvelettes help Junior Senior elevate the pursuit of innocent fun to a fine art. <i>Rykodisc/Crunchy Frog</i>.

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Goofy Danes Jesper Mortensen and Jeppe Laursen elevate the pursuit of innocent fun to a fine art on the second Junior Senior album. Combining the wide-eyed longing of girl-group pop, the playground energy of early rap, and the soaring optimism of vintage disco, the duo tackles heavy-duty issues in seemingly disposable tunes. Aided by members of the B-52’s, Le Tigre, and Motown cult favorites the Velvelettes, the lads use their search for the perfect song to promote self-betterment in “I Like Music (W.O.S.B.)” and achieve dance-floor nirvana on “Can I Get Get Get,” which recalls funk immortals Chic. If the giddy “We R the Handclaps” doesn’t make you smile, it’s time to get professional help.

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Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

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Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

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Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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