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"Go Now": A Parting Playlist For Mubarak's "Day Of Departure"

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I'm not quite sure how you say this in Egyptian Arabic, but in my particular stretch of the desert, we often go with something relatively polite like, "Here's your hat, Hosni, what's your hurry?"

"Dignity": An Uplifting Playlist for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

In hopes that we shall overcome any lingering sense of doom, here's an uplifting playlist to help us all remember this remarkable man and his enduring message.

More Problems For 'Spider-Man' | PATRICK HEALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It's supposed to be the biggest, costliest, splashiest show of the Broadway season, but so far it's just the most troubled. Executives with "Spider-Ma...

"Make Your OWN Kind of Music": A Playlist for Oprah's New Network

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Last time my wife or I checked, I was still technically a man. So sadly, I may not fit into the most desirable demographic for Oprah Winfrey's brand new OWN network. Still, I am watching.

PLAY > SKIP: Albums You'll Be Playing in 2011 (Whether You Like Them or Not)

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

Welcome to the new music year. This week, all you'll find is a bunch of repackaged greatest hits albums to waste space on your hard drive. When will t...

"Welcome To The Future": A Group Playlist for a Tweet New Year

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I make a lot of playlists. Possibly some of you feel that I make too many -- and it's my resolution to make less of them for you in 2011. So I actually didn't make this playlist so much as I curated it with help from all of you.

John Lennon, Bono, and Belafonte: Lessons in Celebrity Activism

Mark Engler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Engler

Effective celebrity activists use their fame to bring attention and credibility to legitimate representatives of social movements. That, in a nutshell, is my standard of celebrity activism done right.

HuffPost Reviews: AC/DC and Jane Roman Pitt, Plus A Conversation with Grammy Nominee Chip Taylor and an Elvis Costello Audio Stream

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

So, you think you know all things AC/DC? Really. Well, take a hit of the essays, historical photos, memorabilia, and general overkill contained between the over 225 pages of High Voltage Rock 'N' Roll: The Ultimate Illustrated History.

A Love Story: Darlene Love, New Inductee to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been announced and the honorees include, finally (Let me hear you say Hallelujah! - I've been sayin...


Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Edgar

Music Unites is joining with ASCAP tomorrow night to present "ASCAP's Night School: Publishing 101" the first in a series of four workshop panels deve...

From Bare Bones to The Complete Elvis: Conversations with Bryan Adams, Ernst Jorgensen and Erich Van Tourneau

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Bono And The Edge Party In Istanbul

X17 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Tonight may be all about business when U2 takes the stage for a show at Istabul's Olympic Stadium, but last night it was purely pleasure with Bono dou...

Entering The Orchard with Ra Ra Riot

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

If you like Vampire Weekend, you'll love Ra Ra Riot. That's a tag line that's probably followed the latter indie rock band wherever they go, unrightfully so. I asked them about touring and the new record.

"Border Song": An Undocumented Playlist For Lou Dobbs

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Wild

Let this be said for Lou Dobbs: when it comes to immigration, the man has always been very good at getting on his high horse.

A Tiger Suit, Junip & Great Companions: Conversations with KT Tunstall, Dar Williams, and José González, plus a KT Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.27.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


HuffPost Exclusive: Elizabeth & The Catapult's "You And Me," Plus Conversations with T-Bone Burnett, Next BIG Nashville's Jason Wilkins, and Author Jay Frank

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2010-09-29-elizabeththecatapult.jpg Basically, The Other Side Of Zero -- the new album by Elizabeth & The Catapult -- is a commentary on the parallels of Elizabeth Ziman's New York City life and Leonard Cohen's inability to achieve Buddhist ideals.

Excuse Me, Are You Irish?

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

It seems to me that every Irish band who achieves a certain level of international success eventually goes back to being Irish again, regardless of how many gold records they have on their walls or how much cash is in their pockets.

U2 in Istanbul: Turkey on the World's Stage

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lisa Derrick

U2's Turkish debut marks a lot of firsts: the band's first show in Turkey, their first meeting with the Turkish Prime Minister, the first rock concert...

"Redemption Song": My Post-Emmy Playlist For George Clooney

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Moments before he accepted the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award from his lovely friend and former hospital co-worker Julianna Margulies, George Clooney proved once and for all what a truly great humanitarian he is.

"American Tune": A Playlist For These Un-United States

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I had a waking dream last night in which Newt Gingrich was lobbying to have the word "United" in the "United States Of America" formally removed once and for all.

Arcade Fire Ignites Madison Square Garden

Salvatore Bono | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Salvatore Bono

I have been to plenty of concerts in my time, I have seen hundreds of bands, yet, of any band to emerge in the last decade or so, no one puts on a show like Arcade Fire.

Game Changer: Now You Know Which Songs Really Are the Hits

Jeff Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

"Beautiful Day" and "Vertigo" from U2 were big hits, right? You've heard them for years now on the radio, seen the videos on TV and online. But as measured by the industry, those songs weren't hits.

De-Evolution and Indie Revolution: Conversations With Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh and OK Go's Damian Kulash, Plus Comic-Con Gets Loopz-y

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

There is this cool little gizmo called a "Loopz" that creates sounds and beats depending on the user's physical interaction with it. An entity calling themselves The Loopz Band will be performing at Comic-Con.

Keane Takes the Night Train -- and Saves Indie Rock

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

When it comes to Keane, most music lovers have an opinion: detractors think they're too fey, fans think they're the next biggest band on earth.

"A Little Less Conversation": A Playlist to Encourage a New Generation to "Do Something"

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Today, I have a semi-modest proposal for those same young Americans who will likely inherit this big mess: do something, and do it with "A Little Less Conversation" and little more action.