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Howdy From Calgary

Crai S. Bower | Posted 10.12.2012 | Travel
Crai S. Bower

I figured I'd play the good, if aloof, son lingering in Draft Horse Town, chatting up the chuckwagon drivers, hobnobbing with the blacksmiths. But I had no idea how the Stampede changes even the most stubborn gait.

America, the Beautiful

The Technician | Posted 06.20.2012 | College
The Technician

Although it's becoming more difficult to find veterans from older wars, their patriotic spirit can continue to live on through younger generations.

Review: Wrecking Ball by Bruce Springsteen

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.05.2012 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Wrecking Ball stands as Springsteen's best album release in almost thirty years. It's both wrenching and jubilant; looking back and looking forward; steeped in sorrow as well as celebratory and undaunted.

'Celebrity Wife Swap': Tina Yothers Gets Niecy Nash Makeover

Posted 03.18.2012 | TV

It was a case of city celebrity meets country celebrity on "Celebrity Wife Swap" (Tue., 9 p.m. EST on ABC) this week. Niecy Nash brought her self-...

Art Works (And Is Celebrated at The White House)

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.09.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

On Wednesday, November 2, I enjoyed an uplifting ceremony at the White House celebrating the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards - the...

Pop Music Is Human Nature

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 11.14.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Barry Kaufman

I've got a proud confession to make: I'm a pop music junkie. Drizzy Drake, Britney, Adele, Nicki, Ke$ha, you name it. I love it. But I've got to admit...

'All Your Life' On the Road: An Interview With The Band Perry

Michael Bialas | Posted 10.19.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

For one hot summer day in the simmering South, The Band Perry became a traveling band of gypsy musicians. A 1:30 a.m. wake-up call was required, but such is life these days for the attractive, multi-talented trio.

Simon Johnson: Europe's Three Forms Of Contagion

Bloomberg | Simon Johnson | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business

There are three types of contagion in a financial crisis, when the potential collapse of a firm, bank or country threatens to spiral out of control. T...

Flight Brisk

Dinkar Jain | Posted 07.27.2011 | Travel
Dinkar Jain

Next time you're on that rickety car-rental service shuttle on your way to an immersion program in a mosaic of metallic sheen, reflect on what smaller airport options you might have.

10 Things You May Not Have Known About Turkey

Ronen Paldi | Posted 07.25.2011 | Travel
Ronen Paldi

Turkey is one of the most beautiful and exotic locations on earth. However, many people don't know just how amazing this land is, or they just have misconceptions about it.

Chinese-Style Jerky

Josh Ozersky | Posted 06.07.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky

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CDs of the Week: Adele and The Low Anthem

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

If you have adventurous ears and like music from all sorts of genres, keep checking in. This week, I've got two albums you should hear -- Adele's excellent second album and more distinctive Americana from The Low Anthem.

Steel Magnolia's Heart-On: Delaney & Bonnie and... Bert and Ernie?

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Leave it to a couple of lovebirds to sing the praises of some of their favorite singing partners.

South Sudan Reminds Us What It Takes to Become a New Nation

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

Recently created countries remind us that there are no special requirements in terms of physical size, population or economic strength in order to become an independent country.

Hot Duo Steel Magnolia Have A Three-Way... Conversation

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones seem perfectly suited for that new NBC comedy.

Allison Moorer HuffPo Interview: Awaiting John Henry Earle

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Singer-songwriter Allison Moorer talks about her new album,Crows, the impending birth of her first child and the state of country music.

Jennifer Nettles on Why This Sugarland Is Your Sugarland

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Jennifer Nettles, lead singer, songwriter and charmingly take-charge performer of the sweet and sassy duo known as Sugarland, is upfront about her band's latest record.

In the Age of Gaga and Tanking Concert Sales, Lyle Lovett's Showmanship Endures

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Art Levine

Lyle Lovett's tour offered a model of what a great show should be like, sweetened by the sort of sensible prices that were especially appealing on a recent August evening.

Wyatt Webb's Horses Will Change Your Life If You Let Them

Caroline Walker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Caroline Walker

Even cowboys get the blues. Some bluer than others. Take Wyatt Webb, whose life 30 years ago was straight out of one of the country songs he was singi...

The Best Bands in the US(LA): Restavrant

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jonathan Kim

Whenever I hear or see Restavrant the same thing always goes through my head: if the White Stripes can be one of the biggest bands in the world, these guys certainly deserve to make a living playing music.

Idol Season 9 Finale: Idol Jumps Shark

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

In what even ardent fans must admit was the least musically exciting, least dramatic finale in Idol history, Crystal Bowersox received nothing but praise.

Now Hear This: Allison Moorer Prepares for Special Deliveries

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Bialas

Close to delivering her eighth record and first child (in that order), Allison Moorer seems far removed from her previous life as a Country It Girl. I...

Allison Moorer Interview, Part 2: A Chance to Take Deeper Breaths

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

This is the second part of a two-part interview with singer-songwriter Allison Moorer, who will release her seventh studio album, Crows, on Feb. 9. S...

The Stupidest Country Lyrics Of All Time

Seth Hurwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Seth Hurwitz

While there are many amazing country music songs out there, I was inspired by these slideshows to highlight the ones that missed the mark...hilariousl...

Concert Review: If you knew Suzy (Bogguss) like they know Suzy ...

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Planning to make a record of folk songs next, Suzy Bogguss hasn't released an album since 2007's jazzy Sweet Danger, but continues to earn her keep on the road.