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A New Book the Censors Won't Love

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jan Herman

A new novel hits the bookshelves in Vienna, and the Austrian television network ORF interviews the author. Try getting a novelist interviewed on the evening news in America.

Mary Gauthier Turns Her Adoption & Childhood Into 'The Foundling'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

Mary Gauthier's nakedly autobiographical song cycle is, inevitably, called "The Foundling." We've made a phone date because she wants to talk about it. I ask myself (just as you would): What's in this for me?

What Makes Art "Christian?": Flannery O'Connor, Sufjan Stevens, and Vocation

Christopher Cocca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christopher Cocca

The questions ought to be: does this song make us stop? Does this book make us think? Does this art feel like the suffering we know and the hope we hope for anyway?

From Atlantis to Los Angeles' El Rey: A Conversation with Donovan

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Donovan Leitch, the Cosmic King of the sixties -- with his family and quite a few of his friends and admirers -- will take the stage tonight at Los Angels' famed El Rey Theatre.

That "St. Judy's Comet" Kid: A Dinner Conversation With Harper Simon

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Last year, harper Simon independently released an excellent solo debut that established him as one of the best new singer-songwriters in the genre.

Beyond The Nineties: Conversations with Tonic and Crash Test Dummies' Brad Roberts

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Although Crash Test Dummies and Tonic technically might be classified as "nineties bands," both groups' latest offerings are a couple of the best albums of their careers and should be taken seriously in 2010 and beyond.

Mira Stroika, A Chanteuse To Watch, As Well As Hear

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Richard Z. Chesnoff

The young California born chanteuse, Mira Stroika, who likes to accompany herself on her own serious sized accordion, has been wowing crowds packing those new clubs and bars that line the tonifying streets of Brooklyn, and Manhattan's Lower East Side.

Jason Castro Interview: 'American Idol,' Love, and Adam Duritz's Dreads

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Jason Castro, the charmingly chill and oft-sandaled hippie, stole the hearts of the judges and audiences during the seventh season of "American Idol." I interviewed the 22-year-old Texan.

I'll Have a BRT With the Sepulveda Pass

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Every time I go over that damn Pass there's something missing for me. And that something is a light rail line running up the center divide of the freeway.

Taylor Swift, Bleat Your Heart Out!

Greg Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Evans

This week should have been glorious for Taylor Swift, the wispy-voiced pop star who won four Grammy Awards last Sunday. But she just had to go and sing.

Hope From The Rubble: Redirecting Awareness Amidst Global Crisis

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

The hope, for Haitians and ourselves, is that although there will always be cracks, it is through these broken places that our awakening is prompted in our hearts.

HuffPost Review: Leonard Cohen Live at the Isle of Wight 1970

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Either you're a Leonard Cohen fan or you're not; there seems to be no middle ground. Which pretty much sums up who the audience is for Leonard Cohen L...

Holidays '09: Ten Music CDs I Bet You'll See On No Other Gift List

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

For me, the holidays are the idea time for unexpected gifts -- music that defines a moment, a season, a time in your life. Music that makes you listen, forces you to feel and think, inspires you to dance and dream.

HuffPost Reviews: Twilight's New Moon, Kerouac's Big Sur, Cohen's Isle Of Wight, and more including This Week's New Albums

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Leading off with Death Cab For Cutie's infectious "Meet Me On The Equinox," New Moonmay be after your traditional teen market's pop dollars, but they're also attempting to tap into 20-something angst.

Sons of the Never Wrong Make It Right In Evanston

Robert Rodi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Rodi

Sons in a nutshell: maddeningly coy, disarmingly clever, and many times smarter than you are. Which isn't to paint them as a novelty act.

Judy Collins: Singing for the Privileged Few

James Gavin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
James Gavin

As I watched the transfixed faces of Judy's Carlyle fans, I had to wonder: What long and winding road took them here? Did they ever roll around in the mud at Woodstock? Take LSD?

Judy Collins Sings The Stuff Of Folklore, Perfectly

Katy Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Katy Hall

She drifted into a few lines of 'Suzanne,' the song Leonard Cohen wrote for her to sing but made him famous, stopping herself just as she got to those oranges that traveled halfway around the world in the summer of 1965.

The Cowardice, the Vanity, the Sin of Boycotting Israel

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

There is something in Ajami's nuance that helps explain why the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel has proven a wholesale failure.

The Holy and the Broken

Dahlia Scheindlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dahlia Scheindlin

Here is a little known fact about Israel: the country is mad about Leonard Cohen. One sweaty summer night, 47,000 tickets sold out in two days

Leonard Cohen Recovering From Onstage Collapse

AP | HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

MADRID — Leonard Cohen is recovering after collapsing onstage while on tour in eastern Spain, his music company said Saturday. The veteran poet...

Starting a Rock 'n Roll Choir!

Sara Davidson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sara Davidson

When my friend Nance and I wanted to sing the songs we grew up with and love, we only had one option: start our own rock 'n' roll choir.

Leonard Cohen's Israel Concert Sells Out In A Day

AP | STEVE WEIZMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

JERUSALEM — Tickets for a Leonard Cohen concert to benefit Palestinian and Israeli peace groups sold out in less than a day, an Israeli ticket a...

New Tunes On Monday: Wilco, The Mars Volta, Don Henley and Christina Courtin

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The songs on Wilco's self-titled album are laden with fat, beefy hooks although there isn't the usual amount of boundary pushing here.

Dog Ears Music: Holiday Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

A comprehensive set of holiday music recommendations from Dog Ears Music, including Otis Redding, Spike Jones, The Klezmonauts, Keith Richards, Run-DMC, Dolly Parton, The Beach Boys, and many more.

Culture Zohn: Leonard Cohen, Troubadour of Love

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

2009-05-17-LeonardCohenoutside.jpgCohen still has the bedroom voice, the luscious, sexy Everybody Knows, no pyrotechnics needed instrument that has taught us about transfiguration and transformation and transmutation.