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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Boston's Letters to Cleo are 'Back' Here, Now, and Forever?

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.08.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The final A-Sides music session of the year is quite easily one of my favorites. I've been a fan of Letters to Cleo before I even heard them. I'd caug...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: This Is Melissa Etheridge

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.02.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

During this time, my "golden age" of music, I was going to a different show - from Green Day to Stone Temple Pilots to Pearl Jam (of course) - with my best bud Steve and hitting Tower Records to get the next breaking band weekly. It was an amazing time to listen, sing, and mosh.

How to Win Charts and Alienate People

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.04.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

In Lenny Beer's first 48 hours as Record World's Chart Editor, he alienated many of the labels without whose advertising there would be no Record World and therefore no charts to edit.

Fan Richard Foos Finally Frees Fridays' DVD's

Melanie Chartoff | Posted 12.15.2013 | Entertainment
Melanie Chartoff

Once upon a time, some iconoclastic comic actors and wildly original writers were assembled to copy a hit TV show's style, and despite format limits, managed to distinguish themselves in bleeding edge ways.

Icing The Networks

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 04.13.2013 | TV
Michael Rosenblum

The networks are paying conventional production companies anywhere from $70,000 to more than $350,000 per hours for reality shows. Got an iPhone in your pocket? Got an idea? Just do it.

Retail Reinvented, Again

John Backus | Posted 03.10.2012 | Small Business
John Backus

We are in the middle of another battle between brick and mortar and e-commerce. Best Buy is dying. But it is not alone. Welcome to the new world of retailing, the death of retail 2.0. So who will pick up the pieces?

AT&T: Re-thinking the Re-thinking

Tom Alderman | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business
Tom Alderman

For the longest time AT&T Wireless spent a lot of ad dollars telling us they had 'more bars in more places' -- which turned out to be quite true for Tijuana -- not so much for our phones. The ads were more apsirational than fact-based.

Jordan Zakarin

Colin Hanks Wants YOU For His Next Movie | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 09.11.2011 | Entertainment

If the goal of a documentary is to hold a mirror up to a certain moment in time and reflect on its greater significance, Colin Hanks' long-gestating f...

The Original Indie Record Store | Posted 08.29.2011 | Arts meets owner of New York indie music store, Other Music's Josh Madell, who gives an insight into what it takes for an independent music store ...

The Faithful Shopper: Retail Lost and Found

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

The end of this year also marks the end of the decade, and so it seems appropriate to look back at how New York City retail has changed over these very dramatic 10 years.

HuffPost Video Exclusive: Erasure's "A Little Respect," Plus a Holiday Conversation With Mr. Pink Martini

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Erasure wanted to do something a little extra to spread light on this inspiring message of tolerance and to help raise money for an organization that is on the front line for gay and human rights.

The Generation That Killed Rock 'n Roll

Nathan Harden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nathan Harden

People should pay for music to support all the unknown artists out there who are trying to make it. What if internet piracy had existed in the 1960s? No Dylan? No Beatles? Would Bono be working as a longshoreman?

Never Can Say Goodbye: Artists Take Over Abandoned Tower Records Store

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Kerri MacDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit When a would-be customer walked through the revolving doors at Never Records this weeken...

Viacom Versus Google: Coming of Age of the "Viderate" Generation

Jerry Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jerry Weinstein

While judge Stanton declined Viacom's request for YouTube's proprietary code, he ordered Google to provide Viacom with userIDs and IP addresses (for unregistered users) as well as three terabytes of video.