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An Interview With Sofia: John Mayer Meets kd lang

Tristan Higgins | Posted 12.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Tristan Higgins

I recently sat down with up-and-coming singer-songwriter Sofia. We had so much fun talking that I lost myself in a few places. What? I'm not a professional journalist. I am a butch lawyer who writes a blog, and I can count on one hand how many times I have actually sat down with another butch. What follows is (most of) our conversation.

Les Freres Corbusier Is Back! And So Is Herbert Hoover!

Cara Joy David | Posted 12.13.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Now that Alex Timbers is a big Broadway director and also the co-creator/writer of an Amazon series (Mozart in the Jungle), I was afraid we wouldn't see much from his theater company, Les Freres Corbusier. But not so!

The Inside Scoop On Whether Elvis Was A Good Kisser

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 11.13.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Wink Martindale and Elvis Presley had a unique relationship, to say the least. Martindale — who has been a DJ and game show host for the past 50 yea...

Are You Ashamed of Where You Grew Up?

Findery | Posted 11.06.2014 | Travel
Findery

If you're ashamed of where you grew up, you shouldn't be. Some of our greatest heroes and most famous celebrities came from humble backgrounds. And all of these places are worth a visit.

All Appropriation Everything: IHOP Joins List of Cultural-Appropriation Offenders

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 11.06.2014 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

Over the last few months, corporations have found a new way to gain attention on Twitter: tweeting rap lyrics and other allusions to hip-hop culture. The culprit that has most popularly surfaced across Twitter timelines is IHOP, which tweets edited versions of lyrics from songs by artists such as Drake, Trinidad James, and Bobby Shmurda.

Singles Charts and the Battle for Bullets

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.27.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

In the record industry boom of the early 1970s, revenue from album sales was the mother lode. But the most effective way to break a new artist or take an existing act to the next level was the hit single. A single that permeated the nation's airwaves and galvanized the culture was the royal road to the multi-platinum LP.

Our Studio Visit With Alfred Wertheimer

Rock Paper Photo | Posted 12.23.2014 | Arts
Rock Paper Photo

Alfred Wertheimer's intimate and candid early portraits of Elvis Presley justly earned his legacy as one of pop culture's most important fine art photographers.

Famed Elvis Photographer Dies

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 10.22.2014 | Arts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose portraits of Elvis Presley documented the birth of a music legend, has died. Wertheime...

Out of the Box: Elvis' Fiancee Ginger Alden Breaks Her Silence in New Book

Cilla McCain | Posted 12.16.2014 | Books
Cilla McCain

She writes from the point of view of young woman in awe of her fiancee, yet it's obvious that she was mature beyond her 21 years. When he encouraged her to read spiritual books, instead of rolling her eyes with boredom, she did so with genuine enthusiasm.

The Girl Upstairs and the Boy Next Door

Charlie Carillo | Posted 12.16.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

You save a fortune in carfare and shoe leather when you date somebody who lives one flight up. Going steady, Sal and Charlotte spent endless evenings canoodling on their mutual front stoop.

Q&A With Susan SurfTone About Her Groundbreaking EP "Reckoning"

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 12.13.2014 | Arts
Mary Pauline Lowry

In her new six-song EP "Reckoning," surf guitar icon Susan SurfTone takes surf rock to a haunting and beautiful place it's never been before. With characteristic mastery, SurfTone gives each song life and depth.

The Book of Life Director Made Me Laugh -- and Cry

Nell Minow | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Nell Minow

The first time I met animator Jorge Gutierrez, director of the dazzling new animated musical film The Book of Life, he made me laugh. I interviewed him at San Diego Comic-Con in 2009 about his new animated series on Nickelodeon, El Tigre.

Streisand and Partners: Brillance and Meh

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Albums are tricky things in today's world. Now, every track must be a hit, a single, a smash. These 12 songs are a lovely compilation of classics and standards, many covered by the woman who made them such, with new approaches and voices. The fact that Streisand even cares to record at 72 is amazing, and her voice remains equally as such.

Underrated Albums of the '90s -- Part 5

Robbie Gennet | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts
Robbie Gennet

I started this series to shine a light on some stellar records from the '90s that may have been overlooked. Now that a few decades have passed, we can get some perspective and see how they've held up over the years.

The Identical Totally Entertains

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.05.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The Identical is a movie that should be seen for the discovery of Blake Rayne if for nothing else. But it also has an interesting storyline, and solid performances by Liotta and Judd. Throw in some hummable tunes and you have a movie satisfactory for the entire family.

Field Notes From a Music Biz Life (Part 3)

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.27.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

My father, the songwriter Carl Sigman, was a rational man and his anti-rock screeds had their own internal logic: "It's noise," therefore "it's not music." Ipso facto, "they should call it something else." QED.

Schooled in the Jungle Room (My Life and Death Struggle in Memphis)

Peter Himmelman | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Peter Himmelman

May 1987. Memphis, Tennessee. I'm standing outside the gates of Graceland Mansion with my friend Wess. I tell him I think this whole Elvis thing i...

Field Notes From a Music Biz Life (Part 2)

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

My father, the songwriter Carl Sigman, had died a few days before at my parents' Long Island home and I'd just been on the receiving end of a verbal thrashing, in Thai, from an enraged restaurateur whose tiny ad we'd had the gall to run near the equally tiny ad of his Thai food rival.

Aging Boomers: Is 50 Really the New 30?

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 10.08.2014 | Fifty
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

How do we venerate age? How do we talk about death, dying, and grief? How do we comfort the bereaved? How do we honor the memories and legacies of loved ones?

What Was It Like to Work With Elvis Presley?

Quora | Posted 09.30.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

"He was sitting there, so still. He had such black hair and white skin and I thought, 'Wow, they have a mannequin that looks just like Elvis!'"

Celebrity Collector: John Force

Reyne Haines | Posted 09.11.2014 | Entertainment
Reyne Haines

John Force began his career in racing with the reputation of a "disaster on wheels" and turned into the winningest driver in drag racing history.

You'll Never Believe Who Once Dated The King

OWN | Posted 07.08.2014 | OWN

Before she was the famed '80s horror show hostess Elvira, Cassandra Peterson was a Las Vegas showgirl with big dreams. While working as a topless danc...

16 Times Sunglasses Stole The Show

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 06.27.2014 | Style

You can never have too many pairs of sunglasses. They are one of the few accessories that have the power to transform an entire outfit. Sunglasses ...

Vaneese Thomas: Launching "Blues for my Father" at the Cutting Room

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.19.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Just after the Father's Day weekend, when Vaneese Thomas sang backup for Aretha Franklin at sold out shows at Radio City Music Hall, the singer had a ...

Super-Rich Indian Guru: Dead or Just Resting?

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.06.2014 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

Has mega-rich Hindu guru Shri Ashutosh Maharaj been dead for the past four months, as attested by doctors, his family and the police? Or has he been ...