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Friday Talking Points -- The Debate Wait

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The audience, when the debate actually happens, will be huge. Tremendous, in fact. Some (we won't say who) are even predicting it could be a bigger television event worldwide than the 1969 moon landing.

Fireworks Flare; Music Underwhelms

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts
Lionel Rolfe

Hyla Douglas, my daughter, on the left; Mayya Isaeva on the right at the boat's stern The two ladies in the ballroom As the light faded on July 4,...

The Strangest Thing Brian Wilson Has Ever Done

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 06.13.2016 | Entertainment

Brian Wilson headlined the Brooklyn Northside Festival on Sunday, where he played the entirety of "Pet Sounds" alongside fellow original Beach Boys me...

Did God Choose The Latest Powerball Winner?

Don McNay | Posted 05.16.2017 | Business
Don McNay

Will the Smith family be blessed or cursed by their "divine intervention?" God only knows.

Taking the Oath Against Fat Shaming

Don McNay | Posted 01.23.2017 | Impact
Don McNay

Discriminating against people because of their weight is not limited to famous people in music videos. It's hard on everyday people who have had a lifetime of conditioning to not speak out and endured subtle and not so subtle insults.

Fallen Eagle: Glenn Frey's Untimely Passing Points Up a Long Run Era

William Bradley | Posted 01.20.2016 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The Eagles, with a few hiatuses between long and rather leisurely and extremely profitable world tours, haven't really gone away since, though together they have only produced the smash studio double album Long Road Out of Eden.

Pilot Combats Boredom With Hilarious Beach Boys Spoof

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 11.21.2015 | Travel

Ah, to be an airplane pilot. Sounds exciting, right? Not always, apparently. Turns out there is a lot of sitting around ('round, 'round). YouTuber and...

Jimmy Fallon And Kevin Bacon Spoof The Beach Boys' 'Fun, Fun, Fun'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.01.2015 | Comedy

Is there anything more fun, fun, fun than a hamburger stand? The Beach Boys don't think so. Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Bacon parodied the rock band's song...

15 Minutes With John Cusack and Brian Wilson

Jon Steely | Posted 06.08.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Steely

As I settle in for the interview session, Brian Wilson takes a seat next to John Cusack. It's a beautiful thing to witness: two brilliant American artists sitting side-by-side, ready for the questions to roll.

An Interview with Director Bill Pohlad of 'Love & Mercy' - The Beach Boys' New Biopic

The GypsyNesters | Posted 05.19.2016 | Entertainment
The GypsyNesters

A new music biopic was featured at the AARP Movies for Grown-Ups Film Festival in Miami. The movie delves deeply into the troubled life of Brian Wilson, the creative genius behind The Beach Boys, from a compassionate and compelling point of view.

'Poppie Joins the Club'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.17.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Imagine my surprise and delight when I found out that the chairman and CEO of the American Grandparents Association, famed rock music impresario Steve Leber, also is known as Poppie to his seven grandchildren.

Friday Talking Points -- D.C. Smoke-In History

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Muriel Bowser, the mayor of Washington D.C., deserves at least an honorable mention, for standing strong in the face of threats of jail time from House Republicans, for allowing the will of the voters (70 percent of them) to become law this week.

What Would Louie Do: Author David Rensin on Career and Collaboration With Louis Zamperini

Steve Karras | Posted 03.15.2015 | Home
Steve Karras

We seek advice in a variety of places (parents, friends, mentors), but when author David Rensin does -- at least for the past sixteen years -- he asks himself, "What would Louie do?"

Even Clinton's Power Rangers Connection Suggests A 2016 Run

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics

Want further evidence Hillary Clinton is gearing up for 2016? According to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, she was planning to attend Haim Saban's e...

Watch Lorde, Elton John & 25 Other Artists Sing A Beach Boys Classic

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.07.2014 | Entertainment

To mark the launch of BBC Music, all of BBC's television, radio and online networks premiered the track and video for a reworking of the Beach Boys' "...

A Visit With Singer David Pack

Mark Joseph | Posted 11.01.2014 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

It's not necessarily lead singers that "have left, or abandoned" their bands, it can be growing in different directions. Or it can be a band no longer swimming in the same direction. It can be hard to admit it when a band has run its course.

A Main Street Way to Help Obese People

Don McNay | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Don McNay

"Don't you know things can change Things'll go your way If you can hold on for one more day" -Wilson Phillips I'm 55 years old and morbidly obese. ...

Week in Film: Third Person, Jersey Boys and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Having never seen the stage version of the jukebox musical on which it was based (in its 10th year on Broadway), I still felt that I was getting a representative feel for that show, as filtered through Eastwood's flinty consciousness. But that doesn't make it a good movie.

Strangers Rally To Provide Awesome Birthday Surprise For 8-Year-Old Boy With Autism

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 03.05.2014 | Good News

Andrew "A.J." Greene is about to receive a wonderful birthday surprise. The 8-year-old, who has autism, has an unusual passion for his age: he's f...

John Stamos Performs With The Beach Boys, Flooding Us With 'Full House' Memories

Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

John Stamos' obsession with the Beach Boys is older than our obsession with Uncle Jesse. The Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt spokesman -- and star of th...

JFK and the Story Behind "The Warmth of the Sun"

Mike Love | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Love

After completing this song, it must have been 2 a.m. in the morning when we finally called it a night. We were awakened to the news that President Kennedy had been taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. For a bunch of carefree guys in our early twenties, our innocence was lost.

Top 10 Things I Learned Seeing Brian Wilson at the Beacon Theater on Tuesday

Jonathan Valania | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Valania

Brian Wilson concerts make me feel young. As a token Gen Xer in a roomful of putrefying Baby Boomers, how could I not? That's because Brian Wilson concerts are where white goes to die. But I shan't be smug about this. I'll get there soon enough. God willing. God help me.

Women, Hear Me Roar

Abe Gurko | Posted 09.02.2013 | New York
Abe Gurko

During the Golden Age of Hollywood women were heralded and revered but with that era long gone, women needed new roles models if they were to ever bre...

WATCH: Man With Autism Who Only Responds To The Beach Boys' Music Gets To Meet His Idols

Posted 08.05.2013 | Good News

Brett Werner is a 22-year-old nonverbal man with autism, but there are two words he does say: "Beach Boys." He listens to the surf-centric band eve...

Gazelle Emami

What Surf Music And Punk Have In Common | Gazelle Emami | Posted 06.13.2013 | Entertainment

The story goes that when The Beatles landed stateside in 1964, they killed surf music. But one lone surf act escaped Americans’ selective amnesia of...