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The Real Game Change: Palinism's Rise, Moderate Republicanism's Eclipse

William Bradley | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

The term "game change," like so many sports-oriented terms in politics, is decidedly over-used. But the events depicted in the Game Change film really do constitute just that, though not in the way that my friend Steve Schmidt intended it.

Dog Ears Music Near-Miss Day Playlist: Remember the Epic Asteroid of '89?!

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.23.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review music by Joe Meek and The Blue Men, Beck, Burt Bacharach, PJ Harvey, Semantic Noise and more.

Bad Cocktails and Lousy Baseball: What Mad Men Won't Tell You About New York in 1966

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.23.2012 | New York
Tony Sachs

There's a lot about the New York trod by the real Mad Men back in 1966 -- the year in which we assume season five will be set -- that would send even die-hard Mad Men retroheads scurrying back to 2012.

Block That Metaphor, Twice

Michael Sigman | Posted 04.30.2012 | Media
Michael Sigman

It's worth pondering why a gambling cliche has become the metaphor of choice for the campaign commentariat.

Creator Of Lemonheads, Atomic Fire Balls Candy Dies

AP | By KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 02.09.2012 | Home

RIVER FOREST, Ill. -- Candy company executive Nello Ferrara lived a sweet life. The man who brought the world Lemonheads and Atomic Fire Balls routin...

Frank Sinatra Has A Cold

Esquire | Posted 04.08.2012 | Media

FRANK SINATRA, holding a glass of bourbon in one hand and a cigarette in the other, stood in a dark corner of the bar between two attractive but fadin...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Twin Atlantic Get "Free" and JB Baretsky Serves "Life"

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.04.2012 | Home
Jon Chattman

Twin Atlantic have more in common with Lethal Weapon actor Danny Glover than you might think.

Maria Cooper Janis

Howard Kissel | Posted 03.14.2012 | Arts
Howard Kissel

A dozen years ago Maria wrote about her father in Gary Cooper Off Camera: A Daughter Remembers. The book had extensive photographs of the Coopers' private life. She keeps the voluminous photographs her mother saved in huge portfolios under a plush sofa in the living room.

"This Will Be Our Year": An Upbeat Playlist For New Year's Eve

David Wild | Posted 02.28.2012 | Entertainment
David Wild

Instead of making any promises to myself that I might not live up to, here's my best shot at the ultimate, mostly uplifting playlist for all of our New Year's Eve parties.

50 Years of Grammys, Duets II, His Lady Gaga Portrait, Politics & More: A Conversation With Tony Bennett

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.17.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This is another great year for Tony Bennett as far as Grammy nominations go, and it's also been 50 years since he won his first Grammy for "I Left My Heart In San Francisco." Time flies.

Frank Sinatra, Jennifer Connelly & More: Today's Famous Birthdays

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.12.2011 | Celebrity

In a world with nearly 7 billion people, chances are someone famous is celebrating their birthday today. And indeed: Frank Sinatra, Jennifer Connel...

Jeff Lorber Fusion's Exclusive Download, Plus Chatting With Chicago's Lee Loughnane and JB Baretsky

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.08.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Come January 31, 2012, Jeff Lorber Fusion's Galaxy album will hit the streets. Here's a taste of the album, a track titled "Horace," that's an exclusive download for readers of The Huffington Post.

What's The Greatest Holiday Song Of All Time?

Posted 12.05.2011 | Fifty

Try as you might to delay the stresses of holiday shopping and planning, the season is upon us, and that means holiday music -- everywhere. In shoppin...

Dog Ears Music: Born in December Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 02.01.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

Today we review music by Frank Sinatra, Keith Richards, Christina Aguilera, Harry Chapin, Annie Lennox and others.

Frank Sinatra, Jr. On The Real Sinatra

Spinner | Posted 01.30.2012 | Entertainment

Frank Sinatra, Jr. was born into one of America's most musical households. While his father and older sister Nancy both enjoyed vibrant careers, Sinat...

Hollywood Occupying Hope

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.14.2012 | Home
Brent Budowsky

Find me a few stars of stage, screen and song with the principle and courage that Frank Sinatra showed when he stood up for his brother Sammy Davis Jr. in the 1950's and you can change the world and help end this cold season of hardship and discontent.

Marilyn Monroe: Still Dead. Still Selling. How Come?

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.09.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

Marilyn Monroe lives on as the last of an archetype we cling to from our innocent past but is now gone forever -- or until a future generation invents her again.

WATCH: Bill Maher, Seth MacFarlane Sing Sinatra

Posted 12.27.2011 | Comedy

Frank Sinatra is still as hip as ever, and if you don't believe us, take it from Bill Maher and 'Family Guy' creator Seth MacFarlane. At a recent p...

Come Fly With Me? Not Like It Used to Be

Monica Medina | Posted 12.14.2011 | Fifty
Monica Medina

Nowadays, flying is no longer a getaway adventure. It's more of a sentence or a banishment to the not so friendly skies.

Chatting with American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery, Baaba Maal, The Box Story, and Ozzie & Harriet Estate Manager, Sam Nelson

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.13.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Scotty McCreery's new album Clear As Day just hit #1 in Billboard, and it features some very personal songs that seem to fit him perfectly. He tells me how he picked this batch.

Live Like Ol' Blue Eyes: Sinatra's Home For $23.5 Million

Posted 11.17.2011 | Los Angeles

Frank Sinatra's former home has been listed for $23.5 million. The seven bedroom, seven bathroom house was built in 1936, and Sinatra and his family m...

Jimmy Webb: Still Making the Music That Will Likely Last Forever

Ellen Sterling | Posted 10.30.2011 | Entertainment
Ellen Sterling

"Music," Jimmy Webb says firmly, "can save the world. It already has done so more than once. It will do so again. But, we have to save the music."

A Prayer for the Planet: Chatting With DJ Logic Plus Nikka Costa

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.04.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

A Prayer For The Planet, DJ Logic's latest album, is a collaboration with Jason Miles, his partner, and also Falguni Shah.

Mostly Mozart

Howard Kissel | Posted 10.03.2011 | Arts
Howard Kissel

We owe Lincoln Center's annual festival focusing on the works of Mozart in part to Sinatra. It all goes back over 40 years to a time when Philharmonic Hall (as it was then called) was new and prestigious.

Rebels in Paradise by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

Jane Chafin | Posted 10.02.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp's recently released Rebels in Paradise: the Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s introduces all the major players of the 60s Los Angeles art scene in straight-forward prose.