Susan Boyle represents everyone who has ever had a dream and was too afraid or insecure to pursue it. She has shown us that it can be done and we love her for it.
What if Albert Einstein had a computer in elementary school? What if Ghandi had followers on Twitter throughout the world? What if Mozart had Garage Band on his Mac? What if Confucius had a blog? These brilliantly influential people had amazing gifts and presence that permanently marked our Collective Consciousness without the use of today's technology.
Beyoncé's I Am...Yours is a satisfying decade-and-then-some retrospective that reveals the artist's interesting back story with a personal warmth not always emphasized by our current cast of pop stars.
Today is Susan Boyle's coming out party. Her debut album, "I Dreamed a Dream," is in stores, she's going to meet America on Monday's "Today Show," a...
The reality is that Susan Boyle is unattractive. She's really unattractive. And guess what? The event that catapulted her to stardom in the first place capitalized on the fact that just about anyone who sees her believes this.
As I watched the transfixed faces of Judy's Carlyle fans, I had to wonder: What long and winding road took them here? Did they ever roll around in the mud at Woodstock? Take LSD?
Susan Boyle's voice is stronger and more beautiful than Paul McCartney's and she sings better in tune. Someday she will be as big a legend as the Beatles.
It's not much of a surprise when megastars like Kanye West land in some kind of trouble. Whatever their moral compass may have been, it no longer works in the upper stratosphere.
Peter, Paul & Mary helped mold the opinions of millions, persistently trying to open the minds of everyone who listened to their recordings or saw them perform live.
Journalists' experience is just what many ad agencies are looking for in 2009. One of their specific needs is experienced journalists who are great story-tellers.
Why have Pakistanis endured decades of bad politics and their violent consequences? Why do they watch their leaders play a foolhardy game with the Taliban? Can they not do more?
Perhaps what America is observing is political opportunism in its freshest form. We see this a great deal in the new order of the entertainment industry: fame without responsibility.
Beyond the very small number of Axelrods, Emmanuels and the like, which of the people staffing the great and the good right now feel empowered, duty-bound even, to give honest, unvarnished feedback?
America's Got Talent last night proved once again that it's a pretty good antidote to the country's woes.
It's time for someone to say "enough." Ms. Boyle's rags-to-riches story is taking a turn toward tragedy, even faster than what we've seen from others traveling the arc of sudden fame.
When I first started blogging, I never imagined it would become one of my favorite things to do.