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A Polish Song For Ukraine's Revolution

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This is a story of a song. Revolutions are often fertile breeding grounds for good music, and the song this story is about was at the heart of the Uk...

First Nighter: Chalk Farm at 59E59, Carrie Robbins One-Acts at HERE, Anthem at Lynn Redgrave

David Finkle | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Turns out that AJ Taudevin, who wrote Chalk Farm with Kieran Hurley, and Julia Taudevin, who appears in the 55-minute play with Thomas Dennis, are the same person. That's another way of saying that the charged feeling expressed by the mother in the one-act is shared by both author and actor and therefore movingly synergistic.

Yup, There's Going To Be An Ayn Rand Musical

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.11.2014 | Arts

There are a number of reasons people wage criticism against Ayn Rand's 1938 novella, "Anthem." Some take issue with its negative treatment of collecti...

Here Is the Greatest Breakup Song in the Universe

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 04.13.2014 | Comedy
Adam Kirk Edgerton

In 1996, like a snowbird on unsteady legs, Jewel came warbling out of the Alaskan wilderness back when Sarah Palin was just another beauty queen. Her second single was "You Were Meant For Me," which is the greatest breakup song in the universe. Let me break it down for you, lyrically.

Fourteen Year Old Amelia Scalies Sings Anti-Bullying Anthem

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Marcel Hidalgo

No matter how old you are, words are bullets. And learning how to protect the self from the bullets can become daunting.

One Woman: 25 Musical Artists for UN Women

Beth Blatt | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Beth Blatt

I believe in the power of popular song to change the world.

Leonard Cohen Rocks Madison Square Garden

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 02.18.2013 | Entertainment
Margie Goldsmith

Early in the evening, Leonard Cohen adjusted the angle on his fedora, looked out at the audience and said, "I don't know when we'll meet again, but tonight I promise I'll give you everything I've got." And he did, including an encore of six more songs.

Jencarlos Canela Records His Own Olympic Anthem

Posted 07.31.2012 | Latino Voices

By Michael Lopez Is it us or are the Summer Games dominating the headlines right now? These days, it seems like everyone wants a piece of the Oly...

The Anthem Robo Call: The First Place Health Care Needs Reforming

Don McNay | Posted 02.29.2012 | Business
Don McNay

-I hope this letter finds it way to you. -R. Dean Taylor (Indiana Wants Me ) I had a health scare over the past several weeks, which included a co...

Hope, Struggle and Change

Roy Zimmerman | Posted 12.27.2011 | Comedy
Roy Zimmerman

Professional opiners have begun to ask, "Where are the anthems for the Occupy Movement?" It's a darn good question, and not just because I've written one.

Occupy Wall Street Anthem? (VIDEO)

Gadi Rouache | Posted 12.10.2011 | Home
Gadi Rouache

Whispers of the revolution are getting louder; her stories, songs and images on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook are spreading the movement from New York...

Rush Unveils Time Machine 2011 Live Releases

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.20.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2011-09-20-Screenshot20110920at10.05.31AM.pngLegendary rock band Rush has announced details for various releases from their wildly successful Time Machine Tour.

Things Could Be Worse: 12 Dystopian Novels You Should Read

Peter Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Steinberg

Dozens of states on the brink of bankruptcy. Congress in upheaval. Half a dozen countries in the Middle East on the brink of revolution and unemployment stuck at about 9%.

The Opening Round in the Battle to Implement Health Care Reform

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

A recent battle in my home state of Kentucky gives a good preview of how the national battle to implement health care reform is going to go -- kicking and screaming.

Health Insurance for Children Under Age 19 in Kentucky

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I'm doing research on a longer article about the first battles on implementing health care reform in Kentucky. A battle between well-entrenched healt...

The Greenspan Hornet

Robert Brenner | Posted 10.03.2011 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

By day, Alan Greenspan is a mild-mannered Federal Reserve chairman. But by night, he fights a never-ending battle against government regulation and oversight.

Anthem Blue Cross Rate Hikes Move Forward, May Increase 20%

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

California insurance regulators cleared the way Wednesday for Anthem Blue Cross to implement scaled-back rate hikes......

Weekly Pulse: Insurance, Dispersants, and Teen Botox

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Is the IV Bag half-empty or half-full? Theda Skocpol, the author of a forthcoming book on President Ba...

WellPoint Directors Cash Large Options After 39% Rate Hike Proposal

Indy Star | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Three WellPoint board members have collected a combined $625,517 in gains from stock options in the Indianapolis-based health insurance giant as the c...

Health Care Costs: How Rising Premiums Are Squeezing The Individual Market

AP | ADAM GELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

To critics, a 39 percent hike in health insurance for some Californians foretells skyrocketing rates for the rest of us. Not so, says the company, arg...

What Do You Mean My Doctor Is Dead?

Alex Berliner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Alex Berliner

Despite its faults, the federal government at least knows when you're dead. That's more than can be said for Blue Cross in Los Angeles, who assigns deceased doctors to customers as 'in network practitioners.'

Media Discovers WellPoint "Right To Profit" Case

David Dayen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Dayen

The new health insurance rates offered by the Maine Superintendent do not prevent Anthem from making a profit. But Anthem wants the state of Maine to guarantee a 3% profit as a Constitutional right.

Greed Gone Wild: Our Health Insurance Industry Is Sick and Wrong

Tim Saltonstall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Tim Saltonstall

Many from Colorado would rather pay into a system that is non-profit and run by the government than give these greedy executives one more dime.

The Simple Health Insurance Solution

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I've had my own angry, screaming battles with my health insurance carrier. It seems everyone I've talked to has had a similar experience. I just don't see them marching on Washington about it.

Alaska On eBay? Election Numbers Update

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

Alaska needs an election autopsy STAT. This year's turnout was smaller than the election of 2004 by 6.1%. I would have to smoke more than salmon to believe that Alaska, with Palin on the ballot, decided to sit this one out.