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The Management Challenges Still Ahead for the Department of Veterans Affairs

Tom Fox | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Tom Fox

Not long before Eric Shinseki, then secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, resigned last year over a mismanagement scandal rocking the VA, Sloan D. Gibson had come into the agency as its new deputy secretary.

Women Need To Pull More Strings and Stop Playing Second Fiddle -- Bonnie Raitt Picked As Only Female Of '100 Guitar Heroes'

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women
Beverly Wettenstein

She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 at 51 and the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, with her father, the next year.

Cerwin Vega Rises From the Ashes with New Speaker System

Michael L. Berman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

Cerwin Vega, established in 1954, had been one of the most innovative manufacturers of audio equipment in the 20th Century, but fell upon hard times and declared bankruptcy in 2002.

50 Guitars That Defined Rock 'n' Roll, In Honor of Fender's 60th Anniversary | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment

We're highlighting some of the classic guitars that changed the face of American rock 'n' roll -- and the amazing songs played on them to do so.

That Name Sounds Familiar

John Llewellyn | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
John Llewellyn

To Americans of a certain age, the law firm that recently claimed to exonerate New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in the Bridgegate Affair should sound a tad familiar: Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

Spring of 1968: I Watch Pete Townshend Buy Over 30 Guitars

Binky Philips | Posted 07.24.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Unlike the rumors I'd heard at the time that he was secretly ruining knock-off pieces of junk, Pete Townshend really was trashing copious amounts of really expensive guitars.

The Drinker's Guide To 'Mad Men' | Posted 06.03.2013 | Taste

The one thing 'Mad Men' characters consistently do right? Drink.

More of My Damn Opinions About Guitarists and Guitars

Binky Philips | Posted 02.06.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Electric guitars are, visually, far and away the most arresting and varied instruments in the world. The electric guitar is the most ubiquitous instrument on the planet. Whether you're in deepest Serbia, Thailand, Peru, Greenland, if there is popular contemporary music being played, homegrown even, you will hear an electric guitar.

5 Great Savory Cocktails | Posted 10.10.2012 | Taste

We love a good Bloody Mary, but there are times when we feel like it has unfairly monopolized the savory-drinks category.

BACKSTAGE PASS: The Dallas International Guitar Festival ... My Search for the World's Most Valuable Guitar

Bill_Robinson | Posted 09.08.2012 | Entertainment

Every April for the last 35 years, guitar maniacs, whether they can play or not, make their way to Dallas, Texas for the annual Dallas International Guitar Festival.

Holly Bass At Kennedy Center, May Day at Meridian Hill

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.01.2012 | DC

TOP 5 PICKS FOR TUESDAY, MAY 1 1.) Holly Bass At Kennedy Center Millenium Stage Multi-platform performance artist Holly Bass hosts tonight's conti...

It's All Eddie Cochran's Fault!

Binky Philips | Posted 05.26.2012 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Eventually, just the way I discovered Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon, through the Rolling Stones, I did the same with anyone The Who were covering. That led me to Eddie in late 1967. Hunting down his albums in New York back then was almost impossible.

Madagascar Holds Concert Against Illegal Logging As Tea Party Supports Targeted Company

AP | By JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 11.30.2011 | Green

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Musicians in Madagascar are holding a concert Friday to promote a message against illegal logging one week ahead of an entirely diff...

Why Wasn't Gibson's Anti-Semitism Enough?

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rabbi David Wolpe

The fact that Gibson's aggressive, unhidden anti-Semitism was not enough to end his career says an awful lot about our unwillingness to see the continuing danger of hatred of Jews.

Country Stars Come Out Against Mountaintop Removal

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

It is time to save the Appalachians from mountaintop removal coal mining. Music Saves Mountains just may mark the swan song for this horrendous crime against nature and our heritage.

Worst Companies To Work For:'s List (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business, a web forum where users share employment-related information, released the results of its survey of the best and worst companies to wor...

Les Paul: The Original Guitar Hero

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

Paul dedicated his entire life to the guitar and recording technology. A jazz musician who was unhappy with the guitars available to him, Paul developed his own guitar.

It's Time For Palin To Explain It All

Susan Kelley-Stamerra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Kelley-Stamerra

Palin respects the family - if it's her family. If it is your family, no such protection is necessary. You will be urged to find home-based child care rather than using the care facility at your workplace, near your school, or with early childhood development professionals.