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A Message For Wolf Blitzer, Serial Language Killer

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.19.2016 | Media
Lev Raphael

Dear Wolf Blitzer: Do you ever watch your own show on CNN?

Bernie Worrell Of The Parliament-Funkadelic Dead At 72

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.26.2016 | Entertainment

Bernie Worrell has died after a battle with stage-four lung cancer, the Associated Press reported on Friday. He was 72. Worrell's wife, Judie Worrell...

Robert Nix Mixes Musical Theater With New Wave Pop-Rock

Rebecca Bohanan | Posted 05.10.2016 | Entertainment
Rebecca Bohanan

For this man with clear musical talent and a unique artistic vision, select listeners might wonder what's holding him back from farther-reaching, mainstream success, and pin it on his quirky choices.

Robert Nix's Experimental Album 'Once in a Blue Moon'

Bridget Fitzgerald | Posted 03.24.2016 | Entertainment
Bridget Fitzgerald

When listening to several of the tracks, I definitely had flashbacks of listening to the OTEV songs from "Big Brother" or perhaps to Rockapella singing on "Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?" that give clues to solve a puzzle. #cannotbeunheard

New York Music Reporter Peter Occhiogrosso Pitches Memoir to Agents and Publishers

Stacy Clark | Posted 09.15.2016 | New York
Stacy Clark

It's been several years since Patti Smith's publication of "Just Kids," the musician's celebrated memoir that this year is being adapted for a limited series on Showtime

Notes From a Dive Bar IX

Alan Black | Posted 06.11.2016 | San Francisco
Alan Black

Talking Heads is on the jukebox. All the hits. Around closing time, the bug man comes in, his poisons in hand. He crawls under the bar like an explorer venturing into the darkness of the insect world. Nothing there.

Rolling Heads

Marcia Liss | Posted 01.21.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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The Boomtown Rats Return: A Conversation with Bob Geldof, Plus a Chat with Finch's Nate Barcalow and Lots of Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

photo courtesy Bob Geldof A Conversation with Bob Geldof Mike Ragogna: Bob, I'm honored to be talking to the Man Of Peace. Bob Geldof: You are inde...

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, FEEL Nothing

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline Giegerich

September 11th Memorial, New York City A month ago, I caught up over cocktails with a college friend I hadn't seen in over 10 years. When he walked ...

My Favorite Year: The Pop Culture Peak That Was 1984

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Thirty years ago! Scary! Yet inspiring. (Certainly most millennials I encounter are ripping off that era as fast as their iPad-laden hands can grab.) For your pleasure and edification, I was there (and then), and I reflect.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and What It Really Means

Chris Frantz | Posted 06.14.2014 | Entertainment
Chris Frantz

Yes, we really did eat the chili at CBGB's and believe me, it was pretty tasty.

A Soulful Music Man: An Interview With Tomás Doncker

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 06.01.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

If you ask him where home is: He most likely will say: "Anywhere from Brooklyn to Ethiopia and everywhere in-between. I'm a citizen of the planet."

I Respect Music: Artists' Pay for Radio Play

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 04.23.2014 | Entertainment
William Buckley Jr.

Congress, for the first time since 1976, is reviewing and rewriting copyright law and doing so within the context of the Internet and the digital distribution of creative works. The stakes couldn't be higher for the creative community.

Cherrytree Records Extravaganza: Ivy Levan and Sting Set to Rock Beatles on Letterman; RAC Readies New Album; Much More

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 04.06.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Remember when you first heard "Roxanne"? I do. I was a child in a record store without a clue about the song's theme. Not sure I could've identified reggae, let alone purloined reggae. But I well recall my impression.

Hot Docs, TIFF Host Benefit Screening of Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky & The Media to Complete Final Work By Peter Wintonick

Michael Vazquez | Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Tomorrow afternoon in Toronto, a film community will honor the late documentarist Peter Wintonick, in perhaps the best way possible: by screening his ...

Springsteen & Us

John Garrett Andrews | Posted 03.05.2014 | Entertainment
John Garrett Andrews

photo © Richard Hurley, 1973 I guess every early fan of an artist can be accused of believing that the early days were the best and I am afraid this...

Dog Ears Music: Resolution & Regret Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 02.26.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Amy Winehouse, Mumford & Sons, Talking Heads, and more.

This Song Will Get Stuck In Your Head

Posted 12.22.2013 | Comedy

It's easy to rail against the blowhards of cable news as a viewer, right? Conan O'Brien wants us to remember that nobody is more patient than the talk...

Conversations With Seymour Stein, Lori Lieberman and Sun Records' Josh Collum, Collin Brace & Julie Roberts, Plus an Ed Kowalczyk Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.03.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Back in my teens, New York WAS the music business. ... I'd go up to Harlem to buy my records. It was a straight line on the D train from King's Highway to 125th street, and they had great record stores up there. ... I mean, I just couldn't think of a better place to be."

More True Stories With David Byrne and St. Vincent at the Ride Festival

Michael Bialas | Posted 09.17.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

She was barely 5-feet tall, but still determined to reach David Byrne one way or another. The 20-something woman found her spot front-and-center bel...

Talking Heads Last Album Turns 25

Posted 03.15.2013 | Arts

On this day 25 years ago, the New Wave phenomenon known as the Talking Heads released their last studio album, "Naked." The record came out in 1988, n...

David Bryne And Questlove Get Together To Talk Music

Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.01.2013 | Arts
Katherine Brooks

The Public Theater has a knack for bringing together opposing forces from the world of fine and performing arts, placing giants like Tony Kushner and ...

"Over the Rainbow" Talking With Chris Frantz About the Song for Sandy Hook

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 03.25.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Music saves us. We whistle in the dark. I love the darkness of a starry night -- but the darkness of the tragedy last December in Newtown, Connecticut is nearly beyond words. Here, however, we can consider the music which followed it.

WATCH: 5 FAILED Pundit Predictions From 2012

Oliver Noble | Posted 12.26.2012 | Media

Every year, America’s political pundits provide endless commentary on the 24-hour cable news networks. And while it may be fun to watch their blovia...

The Essential Music -- and Art -- of The Golden Age of Vinyl

Michael Sigman | Posted 02.06.2013 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Five years after the "Golden Age of Vinyl" came to a close, the MTV invasion established the dominance of the music video. A few years later came CDs, with their tiny art and microscopic liner notes. The generation of great art representing great music was over.