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The Joan Baez 75th Birthday Concert: Four Days Before The Iowa Voting, A Double Shot Of Espresso

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 01.28.2016 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

"I never dared to be radical when young," Robert Frost said, "for fear it would make me conservative when old." Joan Baez is Exhibit A that Frost was wrong.

How the Sharing Economy Screws American Workers

Steven Hill | Posted 01.21.2016 | World
Steven Hill

A new and alarming mash-up of Silicon Valley technology and Wall Street greed is thrusting upon us the latest economic fad: the so-called "sharing economy." In reality, workers at companies like Uber and Airbnb have little choice but to hire themselves out for ever-smaller jobs and wages, with no safety net, while the companies profit.

There's a New Sherif in L.A.: Exciting EP Pays Homage to Great Lyricists like Dylan and Costello

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 01.15.2016 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Singer/songwriter/musician Sherif Serag and I are sitting in his producer Omer Avni's Los Angeles studio, listening with joy to the final versions of the five tasty cuts that make up his first solo EP, Look How Far We've Come.

Chicago, "If We Stop Dreaming, We die"

Rasheena Fountain | Posted 01.15.2016 | Black Voices
Rasheena Fountain

Gathered around the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on August 28, 1963, accompanied by Mahalia Jackson singing "How I Got Over," and Bob Dylan's st...

'Bob Dylan' Covering 'Hotline Bling' Can Only Mean One Thing

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.14.2016 | Comedy

You know when "Bob Dylan" sings, that can only mean one thing: Jimmy Fallon is breaking out his impressions. Fallon brought his best Dyla...

Changing: Picasso, Warhol, Dylan, and Bowie

David Galenson | Posted 01.13.2016 | Arts
David Galenson

Noting the roots of David Bowie's last album in jazz, Nate Chinen of the New York Times described Bowie as "an elusive rock star whose music has been as famously changeable as his image."

Here's Something You Don't Know About Bob Dylan -- Guaranteed!

Paul LaRosa | Posted 01.12.2016 | New York
Paul LaRosa

I was visiting the Museum of the City of New York this past weekend and drifted into the exhibit on Affordable Housing.

An Indie Hip-Hop Homecoming: My Rhymesayers 20th Anniversary Show Experience

Sydney Latimer | Posted 12.29.2015 | Entertainment
Sydney Latimer

The Rhymesayers label has become the international ambassador of Twin Cities hip-hop. Since 1995, they have consistently produced albums that have given underground hip-hop lovers exactly what they want.

Scientists Are Weirdly Obsessed With Bob Dylan

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.17.2015 | Science

It turns out Bob Dylan has had a major influence not only on music and pop culture, but also on the scientific community. Since 1970, there have been ...

ISIS Does Not Have God on Its Side

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

We might all curse ISIS right now. The terrorist group has not only perverted its religion; it has perverted the traditions of the Arabic people, a once-glorious set of civilizations that preceded Islam.

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in Carol: Women Who Love Women

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.19.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The Oscar buzz around Todd Haynes' new movie Carol may focus on the two women, Cate Blanchett's Carol and Rooney Mara's Therese, but Phyllis Nagy's adapted screenplay, from Patricia Highsmith's novel The Price of Salt, will surely garner an Oscar nod too.

Deconstructing Brian Wilson: Love & Mercy

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.11.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

At 21 Club this week, screenwriter/ director Oren Moverman spoke excitedly about his new vocation as activist. Co-writer of Love & Mercy, Moverman was...

On the Cutting Edge With Bob Dylan: Part Two

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 11.03.2015 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

You may only think you don't need to hear every single take of "Like A Rolling Stone," but you are quite mistaken. Dylan's work-in-progress on this song is flat-out wondrous to hear.

On The Cutting Edge With Bob Dylan: Part One

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 11.03.2015 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

The albums' cover photographs are how very many people think of Dylan, still, today. He's lean, his hair in a snarly nimbus above a thin white face, with its keen, challenging eyes looking right through you. He is not listening to you; you're listening to him.

David Crosby: A Certified, Anti-war, Folk/Rock Icon

Bill_Robinson | Posted 10.26.2015 | Entertainment
Bill_Robinson

David Crosby is ensconced with a very elite group of musicians who used their songs and harmonies to end a war, discrimination and government wrongdoing. Bob Dylan and Joan Baez are others in this small group of troubadours that made a difference in the 1960's and 70's.

Prosecuting Death Penalty Executioners?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 10.22.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Should those imposing the death penalty be prosecuted for grave violations of international humanitarian law? Too many states, from Iran, Saudi Arabia, China to the US, still execute persons, and frequently for crimes that under international law are not considered "most serious crimes."

Prague Rockers in New York City: Lorraine Leckie & Pavel Cingl

Tom Semioli | Posted 10.16.2015 | New York
Tom Semioli

One day at an informal jam session, a fellow musician requested that Pavel put away the guitar and riff on his violin instead. And the rest, as they say, is history, including Pavel's stint with the popular Czech band Nahlas with Ivan Hlas.

Eleven Bass Players Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Tom Semioli | Posted 10.08.2015 | Entertainment
Tom Semioli

Controversy, dispute, and rock 'n' roll are siblings, and I accept that. However I must stand up for my woefully neglected bass brethren, some of whom no longer lay down the groove on this mortal coil.

Antonin Scalia Serenades Ruth Bader Ginsburg Over Gay Marriage With Bob Dylan Song

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

ZURICH, Oct 8 (Reuters) - On the evening after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld same-sex marriage, liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was entertained by...

4 Questions Writers Get Asked

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 10.02.2015 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

At the age of puberty, the writer discovers the great poets, chief among them Bob Dylan, and she gets a taste of the rebellious, majestic, and meteoric power of words.

It's a Family Affair: Tracy Bonham's Wax and Gold

Tom Semioli | Posted 09.29.2015 | Entertainment
Tom Semioli

Tracy's Wax & Gold videos are accruing views aplenty, her gigs bring in the faithful as well as younger ears, and she's found a business model that works. "It is a lot of work but I feel it is a conversation with people who 'get me' -- and that's the fun of doing this right now!"

Bob Dylan: Fate's Encounter With a Mighty Spirit

Alan Briskin | Posted 09.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Alan Briskin

Though fate is often confused with destiny and has come to mean accepting one's lot in life, there is nothing about our life that we have to accept. Rather, there are things that accompany us from birth, mature over time, and later beckon us to follow. It is our great fortune if we can.

Frank Salvaterra, Sting, Herman Sandler, 9/11 and Me

Neil J. Kirk | Posted 09.11.2015 | New York
Neil J. Kirk

I miss Herman Sandler, David Rice, Frank Salvaterra, Bruce Simmons, Howard Gelling, Tom Clark, Tom Collins, Doug Irgang, Stacey McGowan, Kristi Irvine, Mike Edwards and all the other Sandler O'Neill colleagues who senselessly died on that horrible day.

Stopping Structured Settlement Predators for Good This Time

Don McNay | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Don McNay

No matter how much you want to protect the privacy of someone receiving a structured settlement, someone else with a fancy computer or data mining program is going to find them and make them an offer to buy their payments.

'In the Dark Places,' A Conversation With Peter Robinson

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.24.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

In the Dark Places is the 22nd Inspector Banks novel. It blends a police procedural with psychological suspense, and begins with a simple matter of a stolen tractor from a Yorkshire farm.