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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Switchfoot "Come Alive"; DMC Makes Comics

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.16.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

In 1989, my parents took me to see The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. My dad had hyped up the show, noting right off the bat how it started with a ...

Heavy and Light -- Jon Foreman, Christina Perri and Jamie Tworkowski Talk To Write Love On Her Arms

Brandon Deroche | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Brandon Deroche

I'm happy to see friends I've known for years playing on this tour and continuing to fight the good fight. And I'm thankful for organizations like To Write Love On Her Arms for helping to pave the way for other nonprofits to follow. Well done.

Letters of Love and Loss: Alex Woodard's [For The Sender]

Ruth Gerson | Posted 11.24.2012 | Entertainment
Ruth Gerson

Alex Woodard's release, For The Sender, a combined novelette/CD composition, inspired by the letters he received relating to the loss of his beloved dog, suggests that we are all united in part, by the loss of whom we love.

Shell Games

Jon Foreman | Posted 03.28.2012 | Arts
Jon Foreman

I confess: I've been chasing after ghosts. Playing games that cannot be won, games that aren't games at all. If I had it to do over again, I hope that I would see through the deception.

The Economy of the Garden -- Part Two

Jon Foreman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jon Foreman

I have more in common with watermelons than I'd like to admit. Deep down inside of me, the vines of an insatiable appetite are hungry for more, no matter what I consume or acquire.

Replay: My Standoff With Florida Police

Jon Foreman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jon Foreman

"To err is human, to forgive is divine" -- and to watch the instant replay on the big screen is pretty great too. I was thinking about how helpful this sort of instant replay would be for real life situations outside of the ballpark.

The Economy of the Garden -- Part One

Jon Foreman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jon Foreman

My wife and I planted a garden this year. This tiny patch of dirt has become a space where small miracles occur daily. The slow and steady growth of the garden contradicts almost everything about our fast-paced world.

Surfers, Musicians Raise Money For Homeless Youth In San Diego

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Switchfoot lead singer Jon Foreman has been a popular presence on HuffPost Impact in previous months. His blog posts on the songwriting process and ho...

The Dark Horse: Joan of Arc, Elliot Smith and Me

Jon Foreman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jon Foreman

You can't be a hero without adversity. Every knight has his dragon to slay, every Joan of Arc has her Hundred Year War. Only when something goes against you, are you afforded the opportunity to be a hero.

Q: What is the difference Between a Turkey and a Man Imitating a Turkey?

Jon Foreman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jon Foreman

Seven years ago, my friends and decided that we had to do something to help homeless kids, to recognize their struggle and champion their cause. And viola: the Switchfoot Bro-Am was born!

The Living Blues: John M. Perkins

Jon Foreman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jon Foreman

Last week, Switchfoot played a song for a hero of mine who spent his life in the pursuit of equality and freedom: the Reverend Dr. John M. Perkins.

The Shift

Brandon Deroche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brandon Deroche

I asked around 40 musicians whether or not they sensed an underlying shift taking place in culture. Below are a few artists whose answers I've chosen to feature.

What Does the Word Peace Mean to You?

Brandon Deroche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Brandon Deroche

Music has always been a reflection of the greater collective consciousness, and I'm excited to see more musicians leading the way on things like change, creativity and social innovation.

What's in a Word?

Jon Foreman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jon Foreman

In many ways, words are metaphors pointing to the objects they represent.

Goodness Precedes Greatness: A Call For New Heroes In Troubled Times

Jon Foreman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jon Foreman

I would like to suggest that the best parts of our human nature can be seen in sacrifice or surrender. A mother sacrificing her time for her child, a teacher devoting her afternoons to help students off-the-clock. These are truly our most incredible moments as a species: moments of unmerited kindness.

Molly Jenson and the House Concert Phenomenon

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

Money doesn't pass through the hands of a booking agent and fans get a chance to hear their favorite artist in an intimate setting and hang out with them a bit.