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New CIA Information On JFK's Assassination

Keith Thomson | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics
Keith Thomson

Former CIA Director George Tenet believed the President's Daily Briefs to be so sensitive that none could be released for publication "no matter how old or historically significant it may be." Yet, yesterday, the CIA declassified and released every PDB produced during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. So what's in the PDBs?

Lost in Translation: The 'Translational Fallacy' in Analyzing Lyric Writing

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.02.2015 | Arts
Michael Sigman

Translating lyrics can be a noble calling. It's simply not what Carl did. When writing a lyric -- whether or not there was an already existing foreign-language one -- he focused on one thing and one thing alone: creating the perfect "wedding" of words and music.

Graceland Goes to Vegas: 11 Sights and Tours Perfect for the Elvis Fan

Viator | Posted 08.24.2015 | Travel

If you haven't heard the exciting news: Graceland, Elvis Presley's former home and one of the most visited tourist attractions in the United States, has hit Las Vegas. In honor of the occasion -- and to inspire all you Elvis Presley fans -- here are 11 of the best Elvis sights and tours around the U.S.

Woman Up, Mississippi Leaders!

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 08.23.2015 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

It's not about "political correctness" (in the context of current Mississippi politics, supporting the inclusion of the Rebel standard on the state flag is the politically "correct" thing to do). It's about moral correctness; it's about historical correctness; it's about common decency.

The Truth (About Americans' Beliefs in Conspiracy Theories) Is out There

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

Tabloid headlines, internet comment threads, that one uncle at Thanksgiving dinner: Conspiracy theories are everywhere. Polls reveal the truth -- the truth about what the public believes, that is. While some conspiracy theories are dismissed by the vast majority of the public, others are widely accepted as true.

Why is Sheet Music Still Considered Necessary for Music Education?

Robbie Gennet | Posted 08.12.2015 | Education
Robbie Gennet

What a shame that high-caliber musicians could get turned away from music schools simply because they have no desire to read notation. Most schools don't currently have a notation-free track to put them on anyway.

How to Celebrate Elvis Week

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 08.09.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

On August 16, 1977, Elvis Presley died at Graceland, his sanctuary and estate in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 42 years old. The news sent a wave of shock and sadness as the world mourned the man who transformed how we listen to music and so much more.

R.I.P. Jerry Weintraub, a Modern Day Renaissance Man

Gregoris Kalai | Posted 07.07.2015 | Entertainment
Gregoris Kalai

While most people might not be familiar with the name "Jerry Weintraub," they are bound to be familiar with the fruits of this man's labor.

Great Conversations: Brian Wilson

Alex Simon | Posted 06.11.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

The release of the new biographical drama "Love & Mercy" got me thinking back a bit. During my time at Venice Magazine I was lucky enough to meet and interview most of my heroes from the world of film.

Christianity in Crisis? Blame Elvis

Gary Laderman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Religion
Gary Laderman

Bill O'Reilly is wrong. Rap is not to blame for the current crisis in American Christianity. Blame Elvis, that's what I say. He is the main culprit in the current cultural transformation shaking the foundations of religion in America.

The 20 Greatest Movie Songs Robbed of Oscar Nominations

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.24.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Fifty years ago, Shirley Bassey's Goldfinger, arguably the greatest James Bond theme of all, and one of the most explosive musical compositions in the history of cinema missed winning the Academy Award for Best Song -- in fact, it missed a nomination altogether.

CD Review: Good Boy by Nate Paladino

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
Christopher Zoukis

The EP is nostalgic, rife with powerful melodies, and provides the perfect vehicle for Paladino's sometimes snarky, sometimes growling voice. Listeners who long for the embryonic days of rock n' roll -- the 1950s and 1960s -- won't be disappointed.

The Best California Weekend Road Trips

Findery | Posted 04.05.2015 | Travel

There is something really harsh about the beginning of a new year. We all need something to look forward to. Are you ready to get out of town? While you may not be able to take time off from work, there's always the weekend. Hop in the car, put on your favorite music playlist and drive.

Personal Heroes

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.02.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


First Nighter: Broadway's Richard Thomas, Anna Chlumsky, Café Carlyle's Cheyenne Jackson and the Duplex's Ben Rimalower

David Finkle | Posted 03.17.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

One of the Broadway season's very highest lights, the George S. Kaufman-Moss Hart You Can't Take It With You remains brightly illuminated now that replacements Richard Thomas and Anna Chlumsky have joined the hilariously accomplished ensemble under Scott Ellis's eloquent direction.

Elvis! 80!

Michael Sigman | Posted 03.10.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

I was once, just once, this close to Elvis Presley, who was born 80 years ago today.

For Elvis' 80th Birthday, See What's up for Bid at Graceland

Lisa Singh | Posted 03.10.2015 | Entertainment
Lisa Singh

The King of Rock 'n' Roll is still royal at 80, and all week long Elvis Presley's Graceland is celebrating what would have been the King's milestone...

The Story Behind Elvis' 'Secret' Weekend Retreat

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 01.07.2015 | Fifty

Residents of Palm Springs, California are used to having Hollywood icons as neighbors. But one neighbor has stood out over the years, one with a very ...

10 Classic Elvis Dance Moves In Honor Of The King's 80th Birthday

The Huffington Post | Ben Craw and Shelley Emling | Posted 01.07.2015 | Fifty

Happy birthday, Elvis Presley. The cultural icon often referred to as America's first and greatest rock-and-roll star would have celebrated his 80...

The Elvis of Our Dreams

John Covach | Posted 03.09.2015 | Entertainment
John Covach

As we mark the singer's 80th birthday, let's remember not only the Elvis of our dreams, but also the Elvis of history, whose recordings and performances changed popular music forever. Even today, Elvis the icon is everywhere -- bigger in death, it sometimes seems, that he was in life

Want To Fly Like Elvis? Now, You Can!

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2015 | Weird News

Jan 2 (Reuters) - Elvis Presley's pair of personal jets, one complete with gilded wash basin and plush sleeping quarters, will go under the hammer i...

An Interview With Sofia: John Mayer Meets kd lang

Tristan Higgins | Posted 02.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Tristan Higgins

I recently sat down with up-and-coming singer-songwriter Sofia. We had so much fun talking that I lost myself in a few places. What? I'm not a professional journalist. I am a butch lawyer who writes a blog, and I can count on one hand how many times I have actually sat down with another butch. What follows is (most of) our conversation.

Les Freres Corbusier Is Back! And So Is Herbert Hoover!

Cara Joy David | Posted 02.11.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Now that Alex Timbers is a big Broadway director and also the co-creator/writer of an Amazon series (Mozart in the Jungle), I was afraid we wouldn't see much from his theater company, Les Freres Corbusier. But not so!

The Inside Scoop On Whether Elvis Was A Good Kisser

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 11.13.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Wink Martindale and Elvis Presley had a unique relationship, to say the least. Martindale — who has been a DJ and game show host for the past 50 yea...

Are You Ashamed of Where You Grew Up?

Findery | Posted 01.06.2015 | Travel

If you're ashamed of where you grew up, you shouldn't be. Some of our greatest heroes and most famous celebrities came from humble backgrounds. And all of these places are worth a visit.