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Depression And Depression: Paul Krugman, Leonard Cohen And St. Paul

Christopher Cocca | Posted 02.19.2012 | Religion
Christopher Cocca

It's hard to be hopeful about the world economic situation. But maybe you see yourself in Cohen's kind of depression: unwanted thoughts, irrational compulsions, excessive guilt.

A $200K Mortgage for $2 a Month

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business
Rep. Alan Grayson

Maybe you thought, "a $200,000 mortgage? For only $2 each month? That sounds impossible." Well, it is possible. It's just not possible for you. For Bank of America, yes. For Citigroup, yes. For Wells Fargo, yes. For you, no.

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.

Leonard Cohen's New Song Takes Us Back To 'Hallelujah'

Posted 11.23.2011 | Home

Leonard Cohen is back with a song as haunting as "Hallelujah," and it alone is enough to be thankful for this year. Stay tuned for more like it in the...

Dog Ears Music: Born in September Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 11.09.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review albums by Barry White, Nick Cave (& The Bad Seeds), Pink, Leonard Cohen, and more.

Lucas Kavner

The Biggest Comedian You've Never Heard Of

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 11.06.2011 | Comedy

The self-described "part troll" and musical comedian Bill Bailey has sold out arenas, graced the airwaves of basically every major television show in ...

A Beautiful Dreamer: A Conversation With Suzy Bogguss

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.30.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Listen to your audience. Listen to what they say to you. And figure out if you, too, agree that that is something about you that is special. Then you can start developing it."

Anna Calvi, Live in NYC (VIDEO)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 10.04.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

2011-08-04-grab.jpgHere's Anna Calvi performing at Le Poisson Rouge, which was once the legendary jazz venue the Village Gate.

Everything Beautiful Began After: An Afternoon With Simon Van Booy

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 09.05.2011 | Home
Cynthia Ellis

Many people might call Simon's new novel, Everything Beautiful Began After, a love triangle. But really, it's more of a love octagon. Instead of 3-D, it's 8-D, and it exists on many different planes.

The Spice-Box Of Earth: Remembering Where We Come From

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 08.24.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

The poet Leonard Cohen once wrote: "Out of the Land of Heaven/Down comes the warm Sabbath sun/Into the spice-box of earth."

U2 at Angel Stadium and New Sounds From Ireland's Essential Bands

S.X. Rosenstock | Posted 08.20.2011 | Los Angeles
S.X. Rosenstock

For this tour, interrupted by a back injury and successful treatment for frontman Bono, U2 appears on stage in puffs of smoke reminiscent of our infamous SoCal smog.

Return To Return To Forever: Chatting With Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke, Plus John Common and Author Dr. Tony Youn

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.09.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Chick Corea's new album, Forever, is a two-disc set, with the first disc being acoustic, and the second disc with a full band and guests. For the first disc, I asked him if it was a return to Return To Forever.

Sing It Loud: Chatting with k.d. lang, JD Souther and Bobby Long, Plus a Beginners Audio Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.24.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

One of my favorite tracks on k.d. lang's new album is the opener, "I Confess," which sounds like Brill Building meets country, meets...okay, I'll shut up now, k.d. lang has the rest.

The Missing Piece in the Battle for U.S. Democracy

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Bruce E. Levine

In America, "corporatocracy" has transformed into something closer to democracy. We must acknowledge the reality that for millions of Americans, subjugation has in fact resulted in mental slavery.

On the Culture Front: Cut Copy Premieres New Song and The Pogues Bid Farewell to New York

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris Kompanek

The Pogues bid farewell to New York on St. Patrick's Day (though sadly didn't play "Fairytale of New York") with a rousing sold out show at Terminal 5.

HuffPost Exclusive: Craig Wedren's "Are We," Plus Conversations with The Civil Wars and NEeMA

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Wedren began his career fronting the seminal Washington, DC post-punk outfit Shudder to Think, a band that helped define the scenes in the '80s and '90s. Here is his latest release: "Are We."

Singer/Songwriter Sean Rowe Makes Magic

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

2011-02-16-seanrowe.jpg It wasn't until Sean was 17-years-old and discovered Otis Redding that he was so inspired to take the lead vocal.

Notes of an Ex-Pat 3: Are You Lonesome Tonight?

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
W. Hunter Roberts

What is home, anyhow? I was lonesome for Europe for 30 years after returning to the States. Finally I am back here. Sometimes it's hard, but sometimes it's glorious. What does it matter when or where we die?

Boycotts, Brides, and 50,000+ Reasons Leonard Cohen Played in Israel

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Kloosterman

It's a big commitment for artists to come to Israel. I can't think of one big act that has come to Israel without pro-Palestinian organizations boycotting against them. With all the bad press, who wants to be bothered?

"We Have No Secrets": A Revealing Playlist for All Your WikiLeaks

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Until Julian Assange document drops his debut album on the WikiLeaks Records label, here's my own very revealing soundtrack for all your assorted and sundry leaking needs.

DVDs: Leonard Cohen-Palooza! (And More)

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

I'm a big fan of singer-songwriter (and poet) Leonard Cohen but I've never seen him in concert. Thanks to three new DVDs, I have a chance to experience him live and through the perspective of his fellow artists.

Searching for Bobby Kennedy: Health Care and the Moral Imperative

Zac Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Zac Hill

What Robert understood is that despite being more media-saturated than at any other time in history, our dialogue remains silent with regard to the moral imperatives those policies entail.

HuffPost Exclusive: Elizabeth & The Catapult's "You And Me," Plus Conversations with T-Bone Burnett, Next BIG Nashville's Jason Wilkins, and Author Jay Frank

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2010-09-29-elizabeththecatapult.jpg Basically, The Other Side Of Zero -- the new album by Elizabeth & The Catapult -- is a commentary on the parallels of Elizabeth Ziman's New York City life and Leonard Cohen's inability to achieve Buddhist ideals.

Wednesday Windfall: Conversations with KISS' Gene Simmons, Brian Culbertson and The Weepies

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With regards to Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, is it easy or hard for Gene Simmons to transform himself from an everyday person into a savior of rock 'n' roll?

Mods & Rockers Film Festival XI: Murray Lerner Love Fest

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Gregory Weinkauf

The grand finale of L.A.'s eleventh annual Mods & Rockers Film Festival on Sunday night featured a triple-feature treasure trove of concert films.