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Michael Fitzpatrick

Daily Meditation: Invocation For Peace

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.22.2014 | Religion

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

Boehner Unmasked: Profits Over People

Ralph Nader | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Ralph Nader

Is it the job of members of Congress to serve the interests of their corporate pay masters or to support the working class of 30 million Americans whose wages have failed to keep up with inflation as corporate profits and bosses pay have soared?

'Gossip Girl' Star Welcomes Baby Boy

Posted 09.22.2013 | Celebrity

"Gossip Girl" star Kaylee DeFer and her musician boyfriend welcomed a baby boy this weekend. DeFer and Michael Fitzpatrick of Fitz & the Tantrums ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "Come Back Anytime" - Fitz of Fitz & The Tantrums Discusses New Single and Album

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.09.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, I watched Dance Party U.S.A. with my older sister and pretended not to like it. The series was sort of an Amer...

Jennifer Bendery

Gun Trafficking Bill Gains More House Republican Supporters | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bill to make firearms trafficking a federal crime gained more House Republican support on Wednesday, a sign that perhaps some kind of ...

Fitz and The Tantrums, V Festival and Their Debut Album: Pickin' Up The Pieces

Lydia Hughes | Posted 10.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lydia Hughes

Frontman Michael Fitzpatric just went through a shattering break-up, feeling as though he was about to lose his mind, when writing songs became medicinal. His album Pickin' Up the Pieces acted as part of the self-healing process.

Must-See Acts At Lollapalooza

Jeff Pollack | Posted 09.20.2011 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

Next month will mark the 15th year of Perry Farrell's brain-child, Lollapalooza (not counting the cancelled tour of 2004). It's a great festival with ...

Fitz & the Tantrums: "Antidote to Autotune"

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.10.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Fitz & the Tantrums are a six-piece band out of California and a wonderful throwback to the great '60s soul sound.

How Much Speech Will We Buy in 2012?

Jessica Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

The 112th Congress is in its infancy, and already we're off to the races fundraising for 2012. Why is it so hard to limit the amount of money in politics?

Ryan Grim

Did Rep Who Skipped Swearing In For Fundraiser Break The Law? | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - A Republican who missed the swearing-in ceremony on the House floor because he was at a fundraiser in the Capitol has removed critical de...

A National Mental Health Funding Crisis, And Pat Quinn's Budget Isn't Helping

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

A national mental health funding crisis is unfolding and Governor Pat Quinn's new budget is contributing Illinois' share. According to the National A...

One Chicago Cellist Plus One Dalai Lama Equals a World of Compassion

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

Michael Fitzpatrick on playing with His Holiness: "It's a very specific frequency he resides in, it's an extremely high vibration, but a really heavy grounded vibration at the same time."

Hoop Dreams Filmmaker Makes The Journey From Zanskar Via Chicago

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

15 years since bringing us the critically acclaimed documentary Hoop Dreams, Frederick Marx is again giving us the opportunity to study how people sacrifice in order to gain.