The Arctic air and the bomb cyclone that followed on its heels have buried campus, the Brunswick area, and much of the region in a frozen tundra.
A staple among Christmas songs, though not about the holiday at all, has gotten a rather icy reception itself given the climate across the country regarding sexual harassment.
Myriad versions of the song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” played as part of a marathon broadcast Christmas Eve on Brunswick radio station WCME.
In an editorial, The Times Record considers the lyrics of the song—and the local station’s decision to air it repeatedly—with observations from Assistant Professor of Music Tracy McMullen, whose research and teaching, including her course, Gender, Sexuality, and Popular Music, examine such matters. Read “When the Song Doesn’t Remain the Same.”