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Stuck Inside Bob Dylan and Llewyn Davis Again

Stephen Hazan Arnoff | Posted 05.11.2014 | Entertainment
Stephen Hazan Arnoff

And now enter again -- and again and again and again and again -- Bob Dylan, the cultural hustler, specter, and master of disguise that will not leave us well enough alone.

Paul Clayton

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 05.03.2014 | Entertainment
Anne Margaret Daniel

Paul Clayton (l) and Bill Clifton, Bill Clifton & Paul Clayton: The First Recordings via Bear Family Records Paul Clayton Worthington was born on M...

Human Tipping Points: Why I'm Optimistic About Solutions to Global Warming and Nuclear Winter

Alan Robock | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Alan Robock

We have droughts out West and cold, snowy winters and more of these will continue. Will we be able to read the signs, join with our fellow citizens of Earth, and do what we need to do to produce a "new type of thinking?"

Mike Bloomfield: The First Guitar Hero

Binky Philips | Posted 05.03.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

This is not about my first guitar hero. This is about the First Guitar Hero.

Talking With Al Kooper About Michael Bloomfield and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Here's a conversation with Al Kooper for his new album, From His Head To His Heart To His Hands.

Finally, the End of the Five-Year Armageddon Trade?

Terry Connelly | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Plenty of worry for the famous wall that markets often climb, but no Armageddon's on the horizon. Maybe we can get back to "normalcy" after all, even with increased market "volume" more to the upside.

Songs That Matter: Bob Dylan, 'Desolation Row'

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 04.19.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

"Desolation Row" is over eleven minutes of anything, everything. For nearly fifty years, Bob Dylan's fans, critics, and writers have been trying to say what it's about. To me, it's a song I love to listen to, and one of the last great works of Modernism.

Bob Dylan's Times, They Have a-Changed

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

That is what's so sad about the Dylan commercial. The man is pitching a product that is the antithesis of today's cool. In an age where high mpg's are the ultimate status symbol for cars for those who understand cool, Dylan's peddling a car for "the zoom and the roar and the thrust."

Bob Dylan, Corporate Shill

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.09.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I don't want to make too big a deal about Bob Dylan appearing in a Chrysler commercial during the Super Bowl and yet, I'm afraid, it is a big deal.

Bob Dylan Super Bowl Ad Sparks Parody: Being An American 'Takes Being A Person In America'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

While Bob Dylan’s Super Bowl ad for Chrysler raised eyebrows for the singer’s subtle promotion of Asian sweatshop labor, a new parody video posted...

Conan Hilariously Mocks Chrysler Super Bowl Ad

Gregory Fink | Posted 02.04.2014 | Comedy

Super Bowl ad time is expensive -- about $4 million for 30 seconds -- and Chrysler had to leave some of the best lines from its Bob Dylan commercial...

Fred W. McDarrah: Save the Village

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 04.06.2014 | New York
Anne Margaret Daniel

Fred W. McDarrah: Save the Village takes its name from the words painted on the side of an artist's studio on Greenwich Avenue, demolished in 1960 and memorably photographed by McDarrah. Its shadows remain in the literary and cultural walking tours that lace the neighborhood.

Patriotic Scoundrels: Chrysler and Bob Dylan

Lesleyann Coker | Posted 04.05.2014 | Media
Lesleyann Coker

In 1774 Samuel Johnson wrote, "Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel." In his 1983 song "Sweetheart Like You," Bob Dylan echoes Johnson's sentiment with the lyric, "They say that patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings."

Ryan Grim

Gotta Serve Somebody: Bob Dylan Hails Asian Sweatshops In Bizarre Super Bowl Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

The icon of the 1960s counter culture sang Sunday night in praise of sweatshops, the logical if absurd extension of the journey that generation has un...

American Idle: Why We Don't Care About the Grammys

Stephan Said | Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment
Stephan Said

Years from now, when people look back at this generation as one that created change on a scale not seen since the civil rights movement itself, they will know there was a soundtrack.

My Conversation with an American Treasure: Ray Benson

Tom Semioli | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment
Tom Semioli

Ray Benson has won the battle. He now lives in a world wherein the majority of young people definitely do not hate their parents' music -- and have a deep appreciation for the artistry and aesthetic which he resurrected for the masses.

First Nighter: Three Overly Similar Entries From Manhattan's January Festivals

David Finkle | Posted 03.18.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

If it's true that great minds think alike, it may be equally true that minds a notch or two below great also think alike.

Dog Ears Music: Festival of Sleep Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 03.05.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Azure Ray, Bat for Lashes, The Everly Brothers, Fats Waller, Iron & Wine, and more.

The Beats Go On

Lew Whittington | Posted 02.25.2014 | Books
Lew Whittington

Art Pepper's description of his life in jazz and his descent into heroin addiction is mesmerizing in its veracity. These artists and this lost world is examined from many angles in these works give more than a primo peak at the hot birth of the real cool. You dig.

The Best Music Marketing of 2013

Jeremy Wilson | Posted 02.18.2014 | Entertainment
Jeremy Wilson

The album leak deserves a special credit this year. It has established itself as a key tool in generating pre-launch press. When an album leak generates such a high level of concentrated buzz, it can't be ignored as a marketing opportunity

The 20 Best Music Videos Of 2013

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

Get ready to waste an hour or four, because today we're bringing you the 20 most delicious, innovative and bizarre music videos of 2013. Forget tha...

Is Bob Dylan Black?

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 02.05.2014 | Black Voices
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

I didn't know Bob Dylan was black. And knew what we thought or felt. I'm not offended that he said what he said, but I'm a wee bit miffed that he felt he had the right to speak for blacks, Serbs and Croats with such authority.

ReThink Review: Inside Llewyn Davis -- Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (Not to Like It)

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.05.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

After being outsiders, the Coens are in the strange position of having critics seemingly tripping over each other to lionize whatever they do -- and I feel like that's what might be happening with their latest film Inside Llewyn Davis.

A Piece Of Rock History Will Fetch Major Cash

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 12.06.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Dylan's sunburst Fender Stratocaster made rock history when he played it at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Now it is again set ...

Bob Dylan Charged With 'Public Insult And Inciting Hate'

AP | Posted 12.03.2013 | Entertainment

PARIS (AP) — French authorities have filed preliminary charges against Bob Dylan over a 2012 interview in which he is quoted comparing Croatians to ...