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Donald Trump's Wack Week, The California Delta, And Jerry Brown (For Senate?)

William Bradley | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics
William Bradley

After a tiring week of Donald Trump's presidency, his approach seems a lot less like a strategy than a syndrome. If Trump critics, and this especially...

Some Thoughts On Our First Trump Christmas

William Bradley | Posted 12.23.2016 | Media
William Bradley

President-elect Donald J. Trump. Christmas 2016. Deal with it. Deck the halls. Nah, I'm not that harsh. Far from it. Though I do feel rather distant ...

The Eagles' 'Hotel California' at 40, 'Buffalo Springfield' at 50

William Bradley | Posted 12.14.2016 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Quick, what is the state anthem of California? If you answer 'California, Here I Come,' you are, like me, wrong. If your answer is 'I Love You, Cali...

Why Bob Dylan's Controversial Nobel Prize Makes Perfect Sense (And Spotlights Incisive Americana At A Crucial Moment)

William Bradley | Posted 10.16.2016 | Entertainment
William Bradley

I'm not really a Bob Dylan fan. He's not my favorite singer-songwriter. That's Joni Mitchell. I've only seen him twice in concert. And I've never met ...

The Dead Rise Again

William Bradley | Posted 08.11.2016 | Entertainment
William Bradley

I'll tell you where the four winds dwell In Franklin's tower there hangs a bell It can ring, turn night to day Ring like fire when you lose your way ...

Are You Kind? The Grateful Dead's Philanthropic Legacy

Joanna Colangelo | Posted 11.09.2016 | Entertainment
Joanna Colangelo

The answer was for the Grateful Dead to approach philanthropy in the same way they had approached everything else: try not to control it, try not to define it, but always allow for enough flexibility to adapt to the possibilities and needs of a perpetually changing world.

Why is Sheet Music Still Considered Necessary for Music Education?

Robbie Gennet | Posted 08.12.2016 | 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.

You Know It's Gonna Get Stranger, Let's Get on With the Show! Experiencing the Grateful Dead Experience

Deepak Sarma | Posted 07.01.2016 | Entertainment
Deepak Sarma

Only a select few musicians and musical groups and characters and contexts such as the Grateful Dead have had the capacity and creativity to initiate communitas in so many, so consistently, and with such tremendous transformative impact.

The Grateful Dead and the Trap of Nostalgia

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 06.29.2016 | Entertainment
Davis Schneiderman

I don't want the Grateful Dead to mean anything beyond the moment in which I listen. I don't want the music to do anything other than unroll itself into present time, to happen, while I am lucky enough to be there.

The Grateful Dead's Legacy 50 Years and Counting

David Chiu | Posted 06.19.2016 | Entertainment
David Chiu

The Grateful Dead are a band whose influence transcends their brand of epic adventurous music and army of loyal fans known as Deadheads. The California band's imprint in music belies their laid-back '60s hippie image.

Cookie Doughprah Winfrey and S'moria Steinem: 10 Solutions to Ben & Jerry's Women Problem

Amanda McCall | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Amanda McCall

There are currently no female flavors of Ben & Jerry's ice cream (even Tina Fey would agree that, while "Greek frozen yogurt" is certainly a healthy ice cream alternative, it is not the same as ice cream).

Ladies and Gentlemen, Not the Grateful Dead

Stewart Sallo | Posted 05.10.2015 | Entertainment
Stewart Sallo

With each passing day since these shows were announced, it has become clearer that the "Fare Thee Well" concept, ostensibly conceived to pay tribute to a beloved band on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, bears little resemblance to the Grateful Dead.

Dennis McNally Revisits Highway 61 (and Beyond)

Joanna Colangelo | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts
Joanna Colangelo

In his new book, On Highway 61: Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom, McNally reminds us of who he is at his truest core -- and that is, one of the finest cultural historians of our time.

Strong Darkness: A Talk With Jon Land

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.29.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Jon Land is the prolific author of 30 novels. He is well-known for his Blaine McCracken series among others, as well as nine standalone novels. His latest series involves Texas Ranger, Caitlin Strong. Her courage and tenacity repeatedly land her, along with her paramour Cort Wesley Masters, on perilous terrain.

Shades of Blue, Tiger Eyes & Beyond: Chatting with Joe Bonamassa, Jim Peterik and Sondre Lerche

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.21.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Joe Bonamassa: "Well, it's always a luxury to have too many songs. At the end of the day, I wanted to have stuff that was deeper, really concentrating more on melodies."

David Lohr

Rural Community's First Double Homicide Puzzles Family, Police

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.16.2014 | Crime

In 2005, an unknown intruder brutally murdered Terry and Darleen Anderson. The crime –- LaGrange County, Indiana's first double homicide –-- shock...

The Grateful Dead and the Great Pyramid: Presenting the Wonders of Adrian Boot's Photography

Rock Paper Photo | Posted 08.02.2014 | Arts
Rock Paper Photo

You could say things ended well.

David Lohr

Grateful Dead Fan Remains Nameless, 18 Years After Fatal Crash

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 04.25.2014 | Crime

Police call him "Grateful Doe," but all they really know, 18 years after he was found dead at the side of the road, is locked in a secret surrounding ...

Grateful Dead's Bob Weir Reflects On Jerry's Death: 'I Don't Miss Him... He's Here'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.24.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Bob Weir, founding member of the Grateful Dead, doesn't miss his deceased bandmate Jerry Garcia. "I see him in my dreams all the time. I hear him w...

Daily Meditation: Palm Sunday

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.13.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Dead After 50

Jessica Wolf | Posted 05.03.2014 | Fifty
Jessica Wolf

Last Thursday night, I texted a friend: "What should I wear to a Dead show? No tie dye available," and got back, "Tank top, no bra." "I'm afraid that ship has sailed," I wrote.

Reissue Roundup 2: Box Sets by Donny Hathaway, Ry Cooder, Stephen Stills, Van Morrison, Yes and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Though the masses might only remember the late Donny Hathaway as Roberta Flack's soulful partner on "The Closer I Get To You," "You've Got A Friend" and "Where Is The Love," the box set Never My Love: The Anthology makes the case that this previous Gospel singer also was one of the great voices of R&B.

The Grateful Dead Will Always Be This Colorful

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts

Watch Grateful Dead's lead singer Jerry Garcia give a special peak into the band's humble beginnings in this 1988 interview with Joe Smith. Seeing...

The Melodies Linger On (Part II)

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

When I asked my pop-music-obsessed friends to pick a favorite melody from the past 50 years I overbooked, assuming that a fair number would have bette...

'The Days Between' and the Gospel of Jerry Garcia

Varun Soni | Posted 10.05.2013 | Religion
Varun Soni

With Garcia as a reluctant leader of the hippie movement, the largest countercultural movement in American history, the Grateful Dead quickly evolved from a rock and roll band into a new religious movement.