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Weekly Pulse: Don't Snort Bath Salts, Kids

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger According to Robin Marty of, today's young whippersnappers are snorting bath salts and pl...

PHOTOS: Sting & Trudie Show Skin, Talk Sex Life

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Sting and Trudie Styler are featured in the February issue of Harper's Bazaar, posing in several amorous positions and talking about how they keep the...

Love Hurts: 10 Rock Star Divorces

Huffington Post | Ashley Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

The recent news of the demise of two long-time rock star marriages (John Mellencamp's and Sebastian Bach's) got us thinking about other musical splits...

A Time of Challenge, a Time of Change -- The Time to Volunteer

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

In this time of challenge and change, we actually have the unique opportunity to look at things differently -- to take action and effect change by getting involved in service of some kind.

Burning Up Calories in Madonna's New Gym

Leslie Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Leslie Goldman

Downward dog your way to flexibility in Madonna's Ashtanga-centric studio, where Gwyneth Paltrow is rumored to stash her own mat and blocks and Sting may guest teach.

My Brushes with Greatness (or Vice Versa)

Meredith C. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Meredith C. Carroll

It's not as if I plan on taking credit for the number of shiny gold trophies that the film 127 Hours seems poised to win come awards season, but I fee...

From D.C.'s Kennedy Center to East of Angel Town: Conversations with Branford Marsalis and Peter Cincotti

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Legendary jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis has been accumulating a series of honors, with the upcoming NEA's Jazz Masters Award being one of the most prestigious yet.

Julia the Hindu, and the Pray in Eat Pray Love

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

The powerful forces of celebrity and popular culture have thrust India's Vedic heritage into the spotlight. All the media attention inspires some to cynicism and others to a genuine spiritual enquiry.

Sting Surprises Jones Beach

Salvatore Bono | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Salvatore Bono

I wonder if a punk from New Castle, England coming of age in the 70's would have ever thought that later in his life he would be on a world tour with the Royal Philharmonic?

On the Culture Front: Sting at the Met, She & Him, Wolf Parade, and The Pretty Trap

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

The Pretty Trap is a short one-act by Tennessee Williams that takes its title from the overbearing matriarch's belief that "all women are a pretty trap."

PLAY > SKIP: New Music for July 13

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

Brothers and sisters, welcome to the new music week. You all are busy people with busy lives in need of a soundtrack. So let's get to it, shall we? If you only play one this week, this is it.

Sting's Innovative 'Symphonicities' Enchants

Elizabeth Thorp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Thorp

I went to see his latest tour 'Symphonicities' last night at the Jiffy Lube Pavilion; a performance in which Sting has re-imagined his favorite songs for symphonic arrangement with a 45-piece orchestra.

One World Futbol Project Donates World's Most Durable Soccer Ball

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The image is still so clear for Tim Jahnigen: a documentary of Darfur refugees playing a makeshift soccer game with their ratty bal...

Sting Speaks at Premiere of 2012: Time for Change

Karin Luisa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Luisa

2012: Time for Change is basically a hodgepodge of enthusiastic interviews about what can be done to raise consciousness before the Mayan doomsday of 2012.

From Philly International to The Berklee College Of Music: A Conversation With Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This weekend, the legendary R&B songwriting team will receive honorary doctorates in recognition of the 3500 songs they've produced over their 35-year partnership. In this interview, they reflect on their extraordinary careers.

Sting and Trudie in Love: Twin Spirits at Lincoln Center

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

The true love story of music legends Robert Schumann and Clara Wieck is the stuff of 19th century sturm und drang: forbidden love, lofty language, melancholy, and early death.

Sting's Symphonicity Tour is Coming to the Met (and Docking in a Town Near You, Too).

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

Sting can interweave major and minor-key moods like no one else.

A plea to James Cameron and Sting: Help stop the Belo Monte Dam.

Veronique Pittman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Veronique Pittman

Late last year, Sting visited to Brazil (he performed at the pro-environmental Natura About Us Festival in Sao Paulo) to urge the government there to ...

Sting Sells Central Park West Duplex For $19 Million

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Sting has finally found a buyer for his 88 Central Park West duplex. The 6,600-square-foot apartment, which was also once owned by Billy Joel, has w...

The F Word: Hard At Work Figuring Out Imbalance

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

For a little balance on the deal reached between New York City's residential building owners and their hard working janitors and doormen -- It's not a...

Michelle Obama Tells White House Kids She Loves Beyonce & Sting, Bo Steals The Spotlight (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Update: Mrs. Obama's cardigan is by L'Wren Scott. Michelle Obama spent almost an hour fielding questions from the children of White House employees...

It's Earth Day. What Should You Do?

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Do you have special plans for Earth Day?

CNN Gulf Telethon Raises Over $1.3 Million

CNN | Alan Duke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Large and small donations flowed in Monday evening as dozens of celebrities answered phones for Larry King's telethon to help the people of the U.S. G...

Something In the Air: A Playlist for European Skies

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's a playlist for everyone who's been impacted already by the volcano, put together in the hopes that we all go from "Burnin' Sky" to "No More Cloudy Days" very soon.

Film Review: Do It Again

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

Do It Again is a hilarious romp and clever distraction from a crumbling America and the middle class barbecue.