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The Impact of SXSW on More Than My Liver

Brandon Deroche | Posted 05.30.2011 | Impact
Brandon Deroche

As it was hard to ignore the elephant in the room that was the Japan Tsunami, 2011 became the year that these talks manifested into something more tangible than ever before.

Collapse Into Now: A Conversation with R.E.M.'s Mike Mills

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

To me, all R.E.M. albums feel like concept albums because they are so rich and well thought out. Here, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills discusses the band's creative process.

James Franco To Direct R.E.M. Music Video

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Michael Stipe has invited renaissance-actor James Franco and English filmmaker Sam Taylor-Wood to join him on a list of guest directors who will creat...

HuffPost Video Exclusive: R.E.M.'s "Überlin," Plus Conversations with David Lowery and Cowboy Junkies' Michael Timmins

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The following video, "Überlin," is R.E.M.'s latest offering, premiering exclusively on HuffPost.

(PHOTOS) Franco Sings, Affleck Premiere: New Yorkers Out Last Night

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New Yorkers chose interesting ensembles last night. From Michael Stipe's panda hat (and nametag?) to James Franco's sleeveless tuxedo shirt at Rob Pr...

What Can the Power of Art Accomplish?

Carine Fabius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Carine Fabius

Several themes have been dancing around inside my head lately. Tiptoeing like a ballerina is the power of art to transform us.

Day In Photos: October 20, 2010 (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York was abuzz yesterday, maybe from the Yankees win? Regardless, as far as Wednesday's go, it was a busy one. The Global Poverty Project's gl...

And They Will Ask: Where were you when the Punch Brothers invaded?

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brian Ross

There are bands and musicians that redefine a genre of music for the ages. The Beatles in rock. Parker, Monk, Coltrane and Gillespie in Jazz. Tonight...

R.E.M. And MoveOn.org Team Up For Health Care Ad (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An R.E.M. song provides the soundtrack for a new video from MoveOn.org in support of health care reform. The ad, which uses personal stories to make ...

Monday Music Quarterback

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Read More: Guardian, Tori Amos, Conor Oberst, Tyrone Wells, Denison Witmer, Country Joe McDonald, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Comic-Con, Dan Fogler, Henry Goodman, Sling Blade, Jonathan Groff, Rosa Agostino, Eric Rosse, Porno for Pyros, Matt Hires, John Mayer, Arcade Fire, Vienna Film Festival, Eugene Levy, One Tree Hill, Silver Mt. Zion, Martyn Lenoble, Screaming Trees, Sufjan Stevens, Gossip Girl, Queens of the Stone Age, Guy Picciotto, Elvis Costello, Mike Patton, Cowboy Junkies, Jem Cohen, Asthmatic Kitty Records, Battlestar Galactica, Modest Mouse, Rick Rubin, Dmetri Martin, Beth Ditto, Robert Moses, Brace Paine, P-Vine Records, Entertainment Weekly, Ry Cooder, Laurel Canyon, Marc Broussard, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Gossip, Supernatural, Vic Chestnutt, Townes Van Zandt, Emile Hirsch, Elephant Six, Robert Francis, Constellation Records, Farscape, Speed Racer, Michael Stipe, O.a.R., Danny Elfman, Jefferson Airplane, Arlo Guthrie, Elf Power, Myspace, Melanie, Richard Warren, Imelda Staunton, Steve Earle, Grateful Dead, The BQE, Stephen Halker, Jane's Addiction, Smashing Pumpkins, Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, World's Fair, Paolo Nutini, Rosie Thomas, Osso Quartet, Janis Joplin, Ang Lee, Atlantic Records, Hannah Billie, Woodstock, Bill Frisell, The Hives, Mark Lanegan, Chinese Zodiac, Love, Richard Hawley, Empires of Tin, Spunk Records, Danielson Famile, Crosby Stills & Nash, Elliot Tiber, My Brightest Diamond, Npr, Liev Schrieber, Canned Heat, Iron Man II, Rough Trade Records, Howard Bilerman, Jason Pierce, Dennis Herring, The Doors, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Red Ghost, Richie Havens, Itunes, The Band, R.E.M., Taking Woodstock, The Observer, Bruce Springsteen, Clash, Mutemath, Fugazi, Lambchop, Sparklehorse, Spiritualized, Viewmaster, 92ytribecca, Japan, Athens-Georgia, Detroit-Michigan, Louisiana, Tampa-Florida, Seattle-Washington, Montreal-Canada, Canada, New York-New York, Los Angeles-California, Salt Lake City-Utah, United Kingdom, Australia, New Orleans-Louisiana, Oxford-Mississippi, San Francisco-California, Chicago-Illinois, Portland-Oregon, Entertainment News
Mike Ragogna

As you're recovering from the joyful overkill that was this year's Comic-Con, take a few moments to catch-up on a handful of the more interesting new press releases.

Gwyneth, Claire, Anne, Martha, Models & More Turn Out For Valentino (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Tuesday night in New York stars flocked to the premiere of "The Last Emperor," a documentary chronicling two years in the life of recently retired des...

Hannity, The Kiss and Barney Frank, Gay Superstar

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Jenkins

It is a measure of Hollywood's insecurity that we are probably months away from it being more acceptable to be a gay soldier than to be a gay actor.

My Night Of Shame: Meeting The Clintons And Making An Ass Of Myself

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Sachs

It's not an exaggeration to say that I love these two people whom I'd never met.

Deluxe of the Draw: R.E.M., Warren Zevon, Peter, Paul and Mary, and Juno

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

In case we didn't know the holiday season was fast approaching... a spate of CD box sets, hits compilations and expanded, Deluxe Editions of some of our favorite albums are usually tell-tale sign.

REM's Santiago JumboTron Shows HuffPo Results

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Live from Santiago, Chile, there was an election night shout out from R.E.M. for the Huffington Post's election coverage.

I Vote for Losers, Baby (So Why Don't You Kill Me)

Marissa Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marissa Moss

I'm starting to think that I'm a bad luck charm. In my almost ten years as a voting citizen, I think I've replaced the rabbit's foot on the key chains of Republicans across the country.

REM Storm Back With New Album

NY Times | Alan Light | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

ON the ground floor of a nondescript building, a few blocks from the University of Georgia campus here, sits a little room stuffed with instruments an...

REM's Stipe Calls Huckabee "Charming"

Reuters via Yahoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

It's the end of the world as we know it, just like the R.E.M. song goes. The band's singer, Michael Stipe, says he finds philosophical foe Mike Hucka...

Michael Stipe: "I Love My Country... But I Don't Love Where It Is Right Now"

Guardian | Dorian Lynskey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

During the last election, REM joined the pro-Kerry Vote for Change tour of swing states, playing freshly minted protest songs Final Straw and I Wanted...