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The Importance of George Michael: Singer, Gay Man and 'Patience'

Paul Katz | Posted 12.28.2016 | Entertainment
Paul Katz

Midway through my Freshman year in high school (1985), the school put together an evening based on The Gong Show. Had I really taken a look at what T...

The Other Half Of Wham! Remembers His Close Friend George Michael

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 12.26.2016 | Entertainment

Wham! may have broken up 30 years ago, but the two members of the musical duo, George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley, remained close friends up until Mic...

Remembering George Michael With 21 Of His Greatest Hits

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.26.2016 | Entertainment

British singer-songwriter George Michael died Sunday of suspected heart failure at the age of 53. As one half of 1980s group Wham! with Andrew Ridgele...

Former Wham Singer George Michael Dead At 53

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Chloe Angyal | Posted 12.26.2016 | Entertainment

UPDATE: Dec. 26 ― George Michael died of heart failure, according to his longtime manager Michael Lippman. PREVIOUSLY: LONDON, Dec 25 (Reuters) - Br...

Pooch's Wham! Dance Puts The Boom-Boom Into Our Hearts

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.13.2016 | Weird News

Minnie Wynne, the 1980s called and they desperately want your dance skills. Watch the adorable French bulldog groove to the Wham! hit “Wake Me Up Be...

Classic Wham Track Gets A Terrifying Heavy Metal Twist

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 07.04.2016 | Weird News

You've probably never heard Wham quite like this before. "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" has been given a serious heavy metal makeover in a cover that's...

Radio DJ Barricades Himself In Studio To Play 'Last Christmas' 24 Times

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.21.2015 | Weird News

A radio DJ in Austria went rogue in a bid to get his listeners into the Christmas spirit, locking himself into his studio so he could play a trusted h...

The Sociology of Annoying Xmas Songs

Markus Giesler | Posted 02.14.2015 | Entertainment
Markus Giesler

Why do some of the most annoying Xmas songs keep coming back year after year after year? To find answers to this question, one could do worse than study Wham!'s musical masterpiece "Last Christmas."

If '80s Songs Were Written Today

Lisa R. Petty | Posted 02.15.2015 | Women
Lisa R. Petty

Imagine a time where you couldn't check Facebook every 19 seconds or Instagram your lobster mac and cheese before you even took a bite. Dark times.

hey Don't Make Music like They Used to (and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves Because We're Afraid of Becoming Irrelevant)

Oren Miller | Posted 06.11.2014 | Parents
Oren Miller

When the first crappy music makes it into our house, I will sit my kids down, play the entire Pink Floyd discography, then The Beatles, then Simon & Garfunkel. And Bjork. And Death Cab for Cutie. And Arcade Fire. Then The Velvet Underground. Then Talking Heads.

Hosting a Christmas Cocktail Party

Sarah Lowy and Jodi Cohen | Posted 02.22.2014 | HuffPost Home
Sarah Lowy and Jodi Cohen

This year, why not really celebrate what the holidays are about -- family and friends -- by throwing a party! Here are a few ideas to get the party started.

What Happened to the Generation Gap?

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 07.16.2012 | Home
Kurt Ellenberger

Why are teenagers listening to music that their parents were dancing to 25 years ago instead of rebelling against it? When I was 13, I may have had some knowledge of pop stars from a quarter century earlier, but I certainly didn't like any of their music.

WATCH: Vogue Editors Love The '80s!

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 02.06.2012 | Style

Vogue Paris even celebrates something as mundane as a website relaunch in style. To kick off their magazine's newly-renovated site, editor-in-chief...

'Quaint Little Demons' By Medusawolf

Posted 07.02.2011 | Arts

(Via Beautiful/Decay) By day Alan E. Brown is a mild mannered bookstore employee in Bear, Delaware. At night he transforms himself into Medusawolf ...

Music: George Michael's "Faith" And The Era Of The Blockbuster

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

It was the era of the blockbuster. From the late 1970s through the 1980s, pop music became dominated by a new phenomenon: albums that released a seemi...

"Money Talks": A Playlist For The Financial Reform Debate

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Right now is the time for real financial reform. Come to think of it, right now is actually way too late for real financial reform. Still, better now than not now, right?

Tom Binns, British Radio DJ, Fired After Interrupting Queen's Speech

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

British radio DJ Tom Binns has been fired after interrupting the Queen's traditional Christmas speech by saying "two words: Bor-ing." Binns, who ha...

Same-Sex Marriage Opponents Jealous that Gay Weddings will be Better than Theirs

Francesca Biller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Francesca Biller

No more aging D.J.'s to get all the grandparents from Miami and New York and The Los Angeles Valley to dance to the Village People's "YMCA," because the Village People will finally be allowed to get married, and in high style at that.

George Michael: An Exclusive Interview

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Johann Hari

George Michael is telling me a strange story -- where he walks on stage before a billion people and privately panics, "I am becoming one of the biggest stars in the world -- and I think I might be a poof. This cannot end well."

The 10 Least Appropriate Moments in Christmas Music History

Jason Notte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jason Notte

These 10 [songs] show just how much of a jerk you can be around the holidays without anyone giving you hell for it.