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Record World Early '70s: Moving Up by Showing Up

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

On my first day as a 21-year-old assistant editor at the music industry weekly Record World, co-owner Sid Parnes was unavailable for orientation. Like The Mary Tyler Moore Show's Lou Grant -- the cantankerous boss with a good mind and a good heart -- Sid kept a bottle of Scotch in his desk.

Ian Anderson, a Space Nut?

James M. Clash | Posted 08.12.2014 | Travel
James M. Clash

Who knew Ian Anderson, front-man for the seminal rock group Jethro Tull, is a space aficionado? The singer and flautist, who grew during the Cold War...

10 Great Christmas Albums to Help You Shake the Police State Blues

John W. Whitehead | Posted 02.11.2013 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

After endless months of being mired in gloom and doom, we now find ourselves just a few weeks away from Christmas, struggling to latch onto that spirit of joy, excitement, innocence, magic and hope we had as children.

Ian Anderson and 'Plays Thick As a Brick 1 & 2'

Hank Bordowitz | Posted 12.15.2012 | Fifty
Hank Bordowitz

Ian Anderson knows his audience.

SXSW Hangover 1: A Conversation With Perez Hilton, Plus Chatting With Ian Anderson and Wilson Phillips

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.03.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"There's a great music scene in Austin, but if you really want to be seen by the right people and have the right opportunities, you need to be based in Los Angeles. Then again, because of the Internet, anything is possible from anywhere."

The Real "War on Christmas"

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Just because the modern "War on Christmas" may not exist does not mean such a war never existed in America. The subject of Christmas was indeed at the heart of a previous bitter political dispute, but you've got to go pretty far back to find it. All the way back to the Puritans.

What Joy! Aleksandr Haskin's "Magic Flute" Dazzles New York City

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Simultaneously serious and playful, Aleksandr became the Pied Piper. I have never heard a flute played with such energy, such precision, such passion.

Why America Hates Arcade Fire, and Why That's Sort of Hilarious

Phil West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Phil West

For those alienated by the Arcade Fire's win, it strangely feels like last year's public outcry about Obamacare. The whole package was met with a wariness that this was somehow too big and too Canadian.

From No Chocolate Cake to a Reckoning: Conversations with Gin Blossoms, Luke Doucet, and Tony Lunn

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll, Too Young to Die Ruin Social Security

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Don't Fear the Boomers. Despite the scaremongers' attempts to incite generational war, people born between 1946 and 1964 are not going to destroy Social Security. But don't just take my word for it. Ask an actuary.

"Everybody Wants To Rule The World": A Winning Playlist For World Cup 2010

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Wild

The World Cup 2010 has finally grabbed my partial attention, and made me upgrade soccer to a position just below American basketball, baseball, football and tennis, but just slightly above curling and ping pong.

Assumption Presumption: Predicting the Financial Future

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

If "Dow, 30,000 by 2008: Why It's Different This Time" wasn't optimistic enough, there was David Elias' "Dow 40,000: Strategies for Profiting from the Greatest Bull Market in History."