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Get Help Paying Your Rent | Posted 08.25.2012 | Money

If you’re struggling to make your rent payments, you may be able to find assistance from your local Housing and Urban Development (HUD) office. Thes...

The Etymology of Riffing, or, Why 'American Idol' Is Missing the Point

Ben Toth | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Ben Toth

Riffing had its roots in rhythm and blues. There was so much pain in this music that the melody just wouldn't do. But this is not what we hear in contemporary music. It's almost a competition to see who can do the most riffs, the fastest, the highest and the loudest.

Rent and Tick, Tick... Boom Rock Out Chicago (Well, Almost...)

Robert Bullen | Posted 07.09.2012 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

It's a Jonathan Larson summer in Chicago. Currently, the genre-defining musical theatre composer is receiving productions of his two major shows by a trio of distinguished local theatre companies.

You're Never too Old for Love

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 06.15.2012 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

We met online. He was from West Virginia; I'm from New Jersey. He was looking for Happily Ever After. I was looking for something to do Saturday nights.

Renting? Think Again

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.04.2012 | Money

If you're trying to save money, you may want to consider buying a home. As contradictory as that may sound, renting cost 15 percent more than ownin...

Owning A Home Cheaper Than Renting One

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.23.2012 | Money

Despite very low prices, many Americans can't or don't want to buy houses. Instead we're paying ever-higher rents and watching as housing prices fa...

In These Cities, The Rent Really Is Too Damn High

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter, Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 03.21.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: The homeownership rate dropped to 66 percent of all households in the fourth quarter of 2011 — the lowest rate in over a decade....

Never Too Old To Get An Allowance From Mom And Dad

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.20.2012 | Money

Living at home, doing chores and getting a regular allowance. Not much has changed since middle school--except that this describes nearly 20 percent o...

Does America Have Enough to Pay Rent?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 05.15.2012 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

What does it mean to have to pay a larger percentage of your household budget toward keeping a roof over your family's head? Less money for other essentials like medical costs and food.

Renters: Screwed Again

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.01.2012 | Money

Renters are getting squeezed. Even as home prices continue to fall, not many can afford to buy a house. Rents in major cities across the country ro...

Astoria Characters: The Good-Bye Guy

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.29.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Tom Park has spent his career in the dry-cleaning business, and he lost a shop once before. But he's 49 now, and he didn't see this one coming.

The Rent Is Too Damn High In Every State In America

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.17.2012 | Business

The poorest people in America are running out of places to live. In every state in the country, there are people looking for cheap rental housing -...

Rents Fell Last Year, But In Many Cities Still 'Too Damn High'

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 02.09.2012 | Business

Rents fell across the United States last year, but landlords got choosier. Overall average rent in the U.S. dropped to $820 in the fourth quarter ...

An Open Letter to America

Trisha Ocona Francis | Posted 04.03.2012 | Business
Trisha Ocona Francis

Why did the banks get billions of dollars in a bailout when many failed, but as a working, tax-paying citizen, my cries were left on deaf ears? How do I get out and become free again? I know everything is a risk including homeownership, and it comes with a lot of sacrifice.

Four Ways to Get Out of Your Lease, Part 2

Jim Thomas | Posted 03.27.2012 | Denver
Jim Thomas

Maybe the landlord will agree to take some or all your space back. Maybe the Mayans are right and the world will end on December 21, 2012 this year, so why worry about your lease?

Four Ways to Get Out of Your Lease: Part 1

Jim Thomas | Posted 03.25.2012 | Denver
Jim Thomas

That your business is suffering, or rent is lower across the street, is generally of no concern to your landlord. If your business is viable, any change in your lease has to present some upside to both landlord and lender.

Rent: Not As Loud, But Still Plenty of Spark

Danny Groner | Posted 01.15.2012 | New York
Danny Groner

It's hard not to think about the Occupy protests in New York and across the country when watching the off-Broadway production of Rent.

Katy Perry, Princess Elisabeth & More: Today's Famous Birthdays

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.25.2011 | Celebrity

In a world with nearly 7 billion people, chances are someone famous is celebrating their birthday today. And indeed: Katy Perry, Princess Elisabeth...

For The New Unemployed, Trouble Keeping A Home

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business

One in three Americans would not be able to pay their rent or mortgage for more than a month after losing their job, according to a new survey. The...

PHOTO: Need A Roommate?

Posted 10.08.2011 | Comedy

It's a recession, people are willing to do things they might not have a few years ago in order to save some extra cash, and some of the best examples ...

Curtis M. Wong

'Rent' Revisited: Iconic Rock Musical Gets Off-Broadway Revamp | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.04.2011 | Home

For some hit shows, moving off-Broadway after a groundbreaking around-the-world run seems questionable. But the cast and creative team of the new prod...

James and The Giant Peach Meets Josephine Baker and Bernadette Peters...

Freddie Gershon | Posted 09.19.2011 | Education
Freddie Gershon

This past January at the Broadway JR. Festival in Atlanta, approximately 2,500 young people from grade schools with their teachers and adjudicators we...

Three Reasons Why Vacancy Is Tight in Manhattan and Rents Are Higher

Pauline Millard | Posted 09.12.2011 | New York
Pauline Millard

For the past two years, renters have enjoyed plenty of perks: free rent, no-fee apartments, flexible move-in dates. But the vacancy rate in Manhattan has tightened and rents have gone up.

Houston Family Living In Storage Unit Loses Custody of Kids

AOL Real Estate | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.07.2011 | Business

Charlomane and Prince Leonard were doing just fine before the recession hit. But for the past three years, they've been forced to live with their six ...

'Book of Mormon' Cast Album Breaks Billboard Records

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.15.2011 | Arts

After winning Best Musical at the Tony Awards this past Sunday, the cast album for "The Book of Mormon," Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Robert Lopez's m...