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A Trumpeter Takes On Donald Trump: Michael Leonhart's 'Ronald Rump' Melds Satire And Art

Joan K. Smith | Posted 07.21.2016 | Entertainment
Joan K. Smith

It's hard to think of a political candidate who's induced such a mixture of horror and comic glee as Donald Trump. In fact, his most lasting legacy may be an unprecedented mother lode of Trump-inspired art, comedy, and commentary.

Rock and Roll Is Dead

Jerry A. Coyne | Posted 10.28.2013 | Entertainment
Jerry A. Coyne

When all these bells and whistles are used to gussy up what is essentially a mediocre song, you know there's something wrong. And the overweening thing wrong is that rock and roll is dead. It's had its run and now it's over.

Concerns With Contemporary Music

Jura Margulis | Posted 01.16.2013 | Arts
Jura Margulis

I personally have absolutely no problem with entertainment; I enjoy it immensely. What could compete with Avatar in 3D, Guns N' Roses, PSWii or Vegas? But let's not get confused.

Do We Care About The Lyrics Anymore?

Lucas Kavner | Posted 01.28.2012 | Home
Lucas Kavner

Music, in general, might be missing its lyrical heroes. Who are our real poets in 2011? With Occupy Wall Street and the recession and the slipping middle class, it seems like the right time for a new icon to emerge. One that speaks more directly to us, without hiding.