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Can Capitalism Afford a Conscience?

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Marian Salzman

At first glance, capitalism circa 2014 looks like a pretty soulless endeavor: massive piles of fast money, no wider context of conscience involved. Ju...

Cherrytree Records Extravaganza: Ivy Levan and Sting Set to Rock Beatles on Letterman; RAC Readies New Album; Much More

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 04.06.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Remember when you first heard "Roxanne"? I do. I was a child in a record store without a clue about the song's theme. Not sure I could've identified reggae, let alone purloined reggae. But I well recall my impression.

What a Day for a Daydream... of Universal Human Rights

Martin Lewis | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Martin Lewis

Over the years the struggle for human rights has had the benefit of some very captivating entertainers who have helped draw attention to the cause and raise funds for Amnesty's essential research and campaign work.

Sorry Beyoncé, You're No Bob Geldof

John P. David | Posted 07.09.2013 | Miami
John P. David

Whether you agree or disagree with Bono's or John Cougar's political leanings doesn't really matter, because at least they used their celebrity capital to accomplish something worthwhile.

Why Every Mom Should Cry on World Malaria Day

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

No mom will walk away from this film with a dry eye, neither should anyone else. So, this World Malaria Day, see the film. Cry. Then take action ... because you can.

Audrey Tautou and Populaire at the Paris: Rendez-vous With French Cinema

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.07.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Evoking Doris Day and Audrey Hepburn movies, Populaire follows this festival's first night traditions as a frothy comedy with old-fashioned sexist overtones, charming as only the French can make them!

A Real "Mensch": A Conversation With Germany's Biggest Pop Star, Herbert Grönemeyer

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.25.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

In the United States, he is mainly known for playing Lieutenant Werner in the critically acclaimed film Das Boot, not as a recording artist. That may change with the February 2012 release of his new album I Walk that features his international hit duet with Bono, "Mensch."

Does Sting Really Have 24-Hour Tantric Sex Sessions?

Spinner | Posted 03.01.2012 | Home

21 years ago, songwriter Bob Geldof and Sting started a long-running belief that the Police frontman could last a whole day in the sack. During an eve...

2011 Year-End Video Performance Review

Michael Vazquez | Posted 02.20.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

This is not a year-end list -- the headline says it all -- herewith, two dozen filmed performances.

Glee Teaches Bob Geldof a Lesson in Charity Work

James Sims | Posted 02.13.2012 | Entertainment
James Sims

Watching this week's episode of "Glee" and seeing its rendition of the classic '80s charity song, "Do They Know It's Christmas," brought to mind the debacle that was Bob Geldof's last attempt at re-creating his Band Aid group.

Glee Gives Away 100% Of Proceeds From Christmas Song Remake

Posted 12.14.2011 | Impact

While the Glee cast has remade the 1984, "Do They Know It’s Christmas?" the stars are keeping the song’s original purpose intact -- to raise money...

African Famine, Wall Street and All of Us

Richard Walden | Posted 10.11.2011 | Impact
Richard Walden

It's more than a bit disconcerting to look at the low level of the African famine relief response -- especially when you've been around long enough to remember the 1984 Ethiopian famine and its massive tug on the hearts of the world.

Israeli University To Honor Bob Geldof

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

JERUSALEM — Bob Geldof is being awarded an honorary doctorate from an Israeli university for his work to end hunger in Africa and raise awarenes...

PLAY > SKIP: This Week's New Music

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

It's time to start your spring break mix tape. You do like that kind of thing, don't you? Read on for your musical cheat sheet.

Cote D'Ivoire, Celebrities and Aid

Tom Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Now is the perfect time for Bono, Clooney, Jolie and company to step up and speak out against the stolen election and human rights abuses in Cote D'Ivoire.

Bob Geldof and the Food Riots in Mozambique

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

As the riots in Mozambique demonstrate, growth, as a proxy for rising economic opportunity, is all very well. But economic development, especially if it is relatively job-poor, as in Mozambique, is not enough on its own.

A Girl Talks to Rob Sheffield about Duran Duran (and His New Book)

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kristi York Wooten

In his brilliant new coming-of-age-in-the-1980s memoir, Talking to Girls About Duran Duran, Rolling Stone columnist Rob Sheffield calls 1985 "the year of the awesomeness drought."

Social Media Emerges as Community Glue

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marian Salzman

This is the Real-Time Generation: Young adults born after 1980 never knew a world without the Internet, without instant communications with people all over the world.

Lessons from Legends at One Young World

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marian Salzman

The inaugural One Young World summit under way this week in London is a next-generation Davos: a gathering of hundreds of future leaders from the worl...

Youth Will be Served - One Young World Summit in London Seizes on Social Media

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mario Almonte

The physical act of voting has become almost irrelevant in an age when a single voice in the wilderness can log on to Facebook and raise an army of 400,000 strong.

AC/DC's Brian Johnson: Bono Should Do Charity Work In Private

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson is taking on Bono and Bob Geldof for their public displays of charity work. "When I was a working man I didn't want to ...

The Power of One Young World

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marian Salzman

Every generation assumes it has been handed the world's problems because the one that preceded it didn't quite master the agenda. In the rebellious 19...

Davos and Our Future Leaders

David R. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David R. Jones

So we're now in the thick of Davos but the dominating conversation remains that of the regulation of the financial services industry. I'd never actual...

25 Years After Band Aid, Diminished Foreign Aid and Drought Threaten Ethiopia's Food Security

Chloe Malle | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chloe Malle

International aid agencies predict this winter may bring the worst food crisis to Ethiopia since the infamous famine of 1984-85.

Sting's Daughter: My Dad Knows Nothing About Tantric Sex

nydailynews.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

If you've ever envied Sting's sex life, you can stop right now. According to the singer's daughter, her dad knows squat about Tantric sex! Coco Sum...