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A Conversation with The Both's Aimee Mann & Ted Leo, Plus A Quick Chat with Dolly Parton

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.16.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The following is probably the shortest interview I've ever done. But it gets to the heart of what I wanted to learn about this smart, warm and honest performer.

Bob Dylan in the 1980s: A Never Ending Tour of a Cantankerous Canon

Stephen Hazan Arnoff | Posted 04.10.2014 | Entertainment
Stephen Hazan Arnoff

If the question at the heart of this project asks what was really off about Bob Dylan in the 1980s, the answer it returns is surprising. How we hear Dylan's supposed nadir says a lot about what distinguishes art and artists that last.

The Quirkiest Country Music Song Titles

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Some of the greatest storytellers have been country music artists. Think about Patsy Cline's "Crazy" and "I Fall to Pieces," or Hank Williams' "Your Cheating Heart," and "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry."

Shakespeare Rises Again on the Eve of His 450th Birthday

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 04.05.2014 | Books
Robert David Jaffee

With Easter approaching, I have been thinking of our own secular god, William Shakespeare, whose life remains shrouded in mystery, not unlike that of Jesus.

Conversations With Michael McDonald, Charlie Daniels, Nickel Creek's Sara Watkins and City Under Siege's John Wittlinger

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.02.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I feel like your new album, A Dotted Line, is like Nickel Creek 3.0, skipping right by 2.0. What in the world happened here, Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek?

Life Journeys: Conversations With Leon Russell, Judy Collins and John Gorka

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.02.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Hey Leon, Life Journey, your latest album, was recorded with Tommy LiPuma, Al Schmitt, Elton John...you have an awful lot of friends rooting for you. Do you feel the love?

Want to Stay Forever Young?

Dr. Michael R. Mantell | Posted 03.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael R. Mantell

May your hands always be busy, May your feet always be swift, May you have a strong foundation When the winds of changes shift, May your heart alway...

So Many Jewish Rockers, So Little Chaim

Michael Sigman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

With Passover a few short weeks away, our thoughts naturally turn to the contributions of the chosen people to the finest pop/rock music of the past h...

Rock 'n' Roll, the '70s and a Camera

Adam DeAngelis | Posted 03.14.2014 | Books
Adam DeAngelis

DOG DANCE. Upper-case, not lower-case. That's an important take-away from the front cover. Bold, sexual and candid. The book immediately tells you what you're about to witness.

The New Mongrels: A Resurrection of an Old Idea

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 03.12.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

The New Mongrels, a collective musical society, have a long history that goes back to the Civil War. As the story goes, a soldier named Henry Brooke who came back from the bloody war shell-shocked and deaf in one ear had an idea.

Stuck Inside Bob Dylan and Llewyn Davis Again

Stephen Hazan Arnoff | Posted 03.11.2014 | Entertainment
Stephen Hazan Arnoff

And now enter again -- and again and again and again and again -- Bob Dylan, the cultural hustler, specter, and master of disguise that will not leave us well enough alone.

Paul Clayton

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 03.03.2014 | Entertainment
Anne Margaret Daniel

Paul Clayton (l) and Bill Clifton, Bill Clifton & Paul Clayton: The First Recordings via Bear Family Records Paul Clayton Worthington was born on M...

Human Tipping Points: Why I'm Optimistic About Solutions to Global Warming and Nuclear Winter

Alan Robock | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics
Alan Robock

We have droughts out West and cold, snowy winters and more of these will continue. Will we be able to read the signs, join with our fellow citizens of Earth, and do what we need to do to produce a "new type of thinking?"

Mike Bloomfield: The First Guitar Hero

Binky Philips | Posted 03.03.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

This is not about my first guitar hero. This is about the First Guitar Hero.

Talking With Al Kooper About Michael Bloomfield and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.27.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Here's a conversation with Al Kooper for his new album, From His Head To His Heart To His Hands.

Finally, the End of the Five-Year Armageddon Trade?

Terry Connelly | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Plenty of worry for the famous wall that markets often climb, but no Armageddon's on the horizon. Maybe we can get back to "normalcy" after all, even with increased market "volume" more to the upside.

Songs That Matter: Bob Dylan, 'Desolation Row'

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 02.17.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

"Desolation Row" is over eleven minutes of anything, everything. For nearly fifty years, Bob Dylan's fans, critics, and writers have been trying to say what it's about. To me, it's a song I love to listen to, and one of the last great works of Modernism.

Bob Dylan's Times, They Have a-Changed

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

That is what's so sad about the Dylan commercial. The man is pitching a product that is the antithesis of today's cool. In an age where high mpg's are the ultimate status symbol for cars for those who understand cool, Dylan's peddling a car for "the zoom and the roar and the thrust."

Bob Dylan, Corporate Shill

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.09.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I don't want to make too big a deal about Bob Dylan appearing in a Chrysler commercial during the Super Bowl and yet, I'm afraid, it is a big deal.

Bob Dylan Super Bowl Ad Sparks Parody: Being An American 'Takes Being A Person In America'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

While Bob Dylan’s Super Bowl ad for Chrysler raised eyebrows for the singer’s subtle promotion of Asian sweatshop labor, a new parody video posted...

Conan Hilariously Mocks Chrysler Super Bowl Ad

Gregory Fink | Posted 02.04.2014 | Comedy

Super Bowl ad time is expensive -- about $4 million for 30 seconds -- and Chrysler had to leave some of the best lines from its Bob Dylan commercial...

Fred W. McDarrah: Save the Village

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 04.06.2014 | New York
Anne Margaret Daniel

Fred W. McDarrah: Save the Village takes its name from the words painted on the side of an artist's studio on Greenwich Avenue, demolished in 1960 and memorably photographed by McDarrah. Its shadows remain in the literary and cultural walking tours that lace the neighborhood.

Patriotic Scoundrels: Chrysler and Bob Dylan

Lesleyann Coker | Posted 04.05.2014 | Media
Lesleyann Coker

In 1774 Samuel Johnson wrote, "Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel." In his 1983 song "Sweetheart Like You," Bob Dylan echoes Johnson's sentiment with the lyric, "They say that patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings."

Ryan Grim

Gotta Serve Somebody: Bob Dylan Hails Asian Sweatshops In Bizarre Super Bowl Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

The icon of the 1960s counter culture sang Sunday night in praise of sweatshops, the logical if absurd extension of the journey that generation has un...

American Idle: Why We Don't Care About the Grammys

Stephan Said | Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment
Stephan Said

Years from now, when people look back at this generation as one that created change on a scale not seen since the civil rights movement itself, they will know there was a soundtrack.