ProPublica’s Rad Redistricting Music Video

Nearly as catchy as “Fifty Nifty United States” and undoubtedly more edifying than a semester in Mr. Lewis’s fourth period social studies class: ProPublica’s newest video music explainer, this one on the complicated and timely topic of redistricting. Visually and musically it’s something like YoGabbaGabba! meets DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince meets, maybe, Eminem— with guitar solo by Slash. (Noted: no attempt was made to rhyme with “gerrymandering.”)

Watch and learn (and move):

You prefer good old text? ProPublica has that, too—both a handy glossary and, from late September, an investigation of the money behind redistricting. Both recommended reads.

Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.