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See No Evil, Hear No Evil, FEEL Nothing

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 09.15.2014 | 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...

Songs That Made Me Want to Work in Music

Lily Golightly | Posted 08.31.2014 | Entertainment
Lily Golightly

I've always known that I've wanted to work in the music industry -- my childhood was filled with mirror-dancing to Debbie Gibson and Tiffany with visi...

Dog Ears Music: Love and Its Aftermath Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 04.17.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review music by Big Boi, Lefty Frizzell, Garbage, Bessie Smith, The Alabama Shakes, and more.

The Sound of the Life of the Mind and Fire Red Moon: Chatting With Ben Folds and Craig Chaquico

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.12.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I thought VH1 had it right with their old moniker, 'Music First.' That's what I think for young artists. Keep it about your art. It's really easy for someone to say, 'Well things change. Everything's changed because the music distribution system has changed.' That doesn't change your music."

Ben Folds Five Releases First Album In 13 Years

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 11.19.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Until his epiphany in a photographer's darkroom, Ben Folds used to have nightmares about a reunion with his old group, Ben Folds Five...

Virgin FreeFest Returns!

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.15.2012 | DC

The lineup for the 2012 Virgin Mobile FreeFest was announced earlier this week. Jack White comes to the Merriweather Post Pavilion for the first time ...

Crystal Bell

Ben Folds 'Embarrassed' By North Carolina's Gay Marriage Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Crystal Bell | Posted 05.14.2012 | Entertainment

Last week, North Carolina passed Amendment One, which defined marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman. The constitutional amendment will ...

LISTEN: Ben Folds Five Debuts New Track Off First Album In 13 Years

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 05.09.2012 | Entertainment

After 13 years apart, Ben Folds, Robert Sledge and Darren Jessee are finally back together, where they belong. Ben Folds Five has premiered their new...

Get Boxed In: A Few Last Minute Musical Gift Suggestions

David Wild | Posted 02.21.2012 | Entertainment
David Wild

If you feel the need to buy someone you love a product from which I in no way personally profit, then here are a few more decidedly last-minute musical gift suggestions from a lazy idiot who still hasn't done his holiday shopping.

"The Best Imitation" of Ben Folds

Eric Williams | Posted 12.11.2011 | Arts
Eric Williams

"The Best Imitation Of Myself" is a welcome addition to the collection for Ben Folds Five fans, but it also provides a worthy introduction to the catalogue of one of contemporary music's originals.

Chatting with Ben Folds; Plus His Video Premiere of "A Working Day"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.04.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Co-written with novelist Nick Hornby, "A Working Day" is Ben Folds' commentary on popularity and hipness that skewers its topic while calling out the internet, blogs, and other social media in the process.

"Tell It Like It Is": A Playlist For Repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

No, you didn't actually ask, but let me tell you anyway, okay? Personally, I'm officially tired of the outdated double standard that is our military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

"TV Is the Thing This Year": My Playlist for the Emmy Awards

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Far be it for me to ever correct the Boss, but as it turns out Bruce Springsteen was not a true televisionary; there are not "57 Channels And Nothing On" these days. Please tune in Sunday night, and see for yourself.

"Let's Get Lost": A Final Playlist for an Island Full of Great Memories

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

More than any other show in recent memory, Lost required our full attention and rewarded that sort of dedicating viewing with its singular elusive excellence.