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Dog Days of Summer Playlist: Honoring the late great Les Paul

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's column features music by Devendra Banhart, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, Jill Scott, Janis Joplin, Weezer and, of course, Les Paul.

The Long, Strange Trip of Woodstock Ventures

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

The Woodstock organizers were in it to make money, but it didn't quite work out that way (not for lack of trying), and two things were definitely in their favor: they had a great idea and knew their audience.

Interviewing Jimi Hendrix

Sheila Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sheila Weller

In that very different but very catalytic era, 40 years ago, what Jimi Henrix accomplished and what he represented to young America helped bring us to the country and the leadership we have today.

Why Can't the Boomers Just Shut Up About Woodstock?

Nathan Hegedus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nathan Hegedus

Unless you were backing up Janis Joplin in a secret jam session, or at least at, you know, actually at Woodstock, please, shut up.

In Honor Of Woodstock, The Best Rock Documentaries and Concert Films By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

I've found that if you're equipped with a decent home theatre and quality speakers, it's hard to go wrong with a rock concert film.

Monday Music Quarterback

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

As you're recovering from the joyful overkill that was this year's Comic-Con, take a few moments to catch-up on a handful of the more interesting new press releases.

My Exclusive Interview with Sir Tom Jones, in Which I Fail to Learn How to Be More Like Tom Jones

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Tony Sachs

With enough schooling, who's to say that dudes such as myself can't learn to channel our inner Tom Jones and use that mojo to turn otherwise sane women into panty-flinging hysterics? I went to the source.

This Blog Post Is Even Weirder Than Michael Jackson

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

The general public doesn't mourn the deaths of less-famous people who might have continued to also do great things if they hadn't left us before their time.

Jackson's Death Means We're All Older Now and Need to Sober Up

Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesca Biller

The passing of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett has hit us near-baby boomers and full-on baby boomers with a rock and roll punch to the gut we weren't ready for.

The Death of Michael Jackson: Time for Compassion Not Vilification

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

Today is a day to celebrate Michael Jackson's incredible talents and the many gifts he left as part of his iconic legacy. But it's also time to recognize that a mother lost a son.

New Tunes On Monday: Woodstock, Woodstock Two, The Woodstock Experience, Woodstock the DVD, Woodstock the Website...

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Well, it's that time again: Woodstock Fever has arrived (beads and headbands optional) to remind us there actually was music made before American Idol.

Thank God It's Thursday: Book Expo '09 & The 27s plus The Singular Thomas Dolby

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This year's BookExpo in New York City had its usual small arena of publishers at gussied-up kiosks hawking the latest and greatest by writers known and unknown.

"Fagots -- Stay Out"

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gregory

In Barack Obama's silence, he voiced his opinion. Obama quietly let millions of his supporters vote for their political evolution while simultaneously selecting prejudice.