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Mom and Dad Did WHAT to Prince's Music?

Toni Williams | Posted 05.05.2016 | Parents
Toni Williams

As my son was sharing his high school classmates' reactions to the announcement, he mentioned that upon hearing the news, a girl in his class started crying and exclaimed, "My parents made me to Prince!"

Nothing Compares 2 U: Reflecting on Prince One Week Later

Karen J. Francis | Posted 04.28.2016 | Black Voices
Karen J. Francis

People use the phrase "larger than life" idiomatically -- but with Prince, it was a factual data point. If you saw him live, you sensed it. If you watched his incredible Super Bowl performance, you felt it.

The Artist Known as Prince

John Covach | Posted 04.22.2016 | Arts
John Covach

Prince was one of the most important artists in American popular music during the last two decades of the twentieth century.

World Boycotts God Following Death of Prince

Spencer Green | Posted 04.22.2016 | Comedy
Spencer Green

"With so many people available to choose from whom no one would miss in the slightest, you have to take away Prince?" asked Reverend Jonas Falklesson of Armidale, Australia, while tearing off his clerical collar and tossing it in a fire.

On Hip-Hop and Philosophy: Interview With Joey Bada$$

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
J.L. Sirisuk

During a time when so much of hip-hop is saturated with blatant sexual references, we have Joey whose album dropped on what is hard to believe is only his 20th birthday. The album permeates with an introspection and lyricism found in someone much older than Joey's 20 years.

The State Of The Union Address Is Filmed In Front Of A Live '90s Studio Audience

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.22.2015 | Comedy

Barack Obama's bringing back the '90s. ALL of the '90s. In Tuesday night's State of the Union address, President Obama touted our new revamped econ...

Never Forget Your Mom's Birthday, Especially if She's Deceased

Jack Anderson | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Jack Anderson

My mom, Anne Anderson, would have turned 80 years old today, except that she died 27 years ago at the tender age of 53. So it's up to me, and my six s...

A Reminder That Latinos Dominated Pop Music In 1999

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 03.06.2014 | Entertainment

Let's revisit the music scene in 1999: there were the inescapable boy bands, girl groups and a fair share of bizarre one-hit wonders (never forget, we...

Just in Case You Missed It: The Media Revolution of 1999

Kevin McDonough | Posted 07.03.2013 | Entertainment
Kevin McDonough

1999 saw the debut of two of the greatest shows ever made, as well as the seeds of the medium's embrace of cheaply made mediocrity. It marked the beginning of whole new expectations of where television could ascend -- or descend.

Ride the Populist Wave: Restore Glass-Steagall!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Populism is not so much a political stance (as "conservatism" is, for instance) as it is a political tactic. Meaning it can be used equally well by either side of our current American political divide.

10 Years Ago: How Doodlings Helped Me Survive Y2K

Craig Kanalley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Craig Kanalley

I've always loved writing. I grew up writing short stories, making up characters and plots, and just letting my imagination run wild.