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Chasing Amy Winehouse: The Cult of the 27 Club and Why It's Good for Music

Christopher Zara | Posted 09.01.2012 | Entertainment
Christopher Zara

You can believe in these constructs or not, but you can't deny that they spark some great debates. The fact that Winehouse died at 27, as opposed to 28 or 29, means her legacy will always be held up against those that have written the narrative for modern music.

Where is the Decency 2012?

Attiyya Anthony | Posted 07.01.2012 | Impact
Attiyya Anthony

I recently experienced an indecent exposure incident, not near a construction site, but in another popular harassment site -- the subway.

CRIME PLAYLIST: Musicians Who Did Hard Time

Posted 04.12.2012 | Crime

You've been charged with good taste in music. The only way to avoid hard time is to listen to this playlist. Jokes aside, between David Crosby's ni...

(R)evolution in Rock: The Art Takes Los Angeles by Storm

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 06.02.2012 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Such scrappy behavior -- hopeful, yet realist in a "turning world" -- is what propels this Down Under band over the precarious tightrope navigating the middle ground between dreams and nightmares on their journey to define a rock 'n' roll (r)evolution in the 21st century.

The Secrets of Symbols: This Artweek.LA (November 28 - December 4, 2011)

Bill Bush | Posted 01.29.2012 | Arts
Bill Bush

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PHOTOS: Jim Morrison, Some Nudes And The LA Art Scene

Posted 11.28.2011 | Arts

Edmund Teske was an understated innovator in the field of photography.His work has been shown at the J. Paul Getty Museum twice, in 1993 and 2004 and ...

Rock Is Dead: The Doors Killed It

Steve Heilig | Posted 01.16.2012 | Books
Steve Heilig

The Doors might have been the first musical discovery of my youth; after glomming onto my big sister's Beatles, Stones, and yes, Monkees records, I bought all I could by The Doors. My choice might not have been a healthy omen.

WATCH: OMG, Jimmy Fallon As Jim Morrison

Posted 11.16.2011 | Comedy

Can we take a minute to talk about the amazing spectacle that is Jimmy Fallon impersonating Jim Morrison singing "Reading Rainbow"? Starting... now. ...

Jim Morrison: Great American Poet?

Posted 07.29.2013 | Books

From The Poetry Foundation By Daniel Nester There are two kinds of people in this world: those who think the Doors are a hokey caricature of m...

Amy Winehouse: A Lesson for Kids

Bruce Kluger | Posted 09.26.2011 | Entertainment
Bruce Kluger

It was my older daughter who broke the news of Winehouse's death to me, and I could instantly detect her confusion about it all, as if it somehow didn't compute.

Amy Winehouse: Newest Member of Club 27

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 09.26.2011 | Entertainment
Maggie Van Ostrand

Club 27 is a most exclusive and heavenly private club of great musicians who died at the age of 27. As of July 24th, Amy Winehouse is the latest me...

WATCH: Amy Winehouse's Chicago Legacy

Posted 09.25.2011 | Chicago

Earlier Tuesday, oft-troubled, 27-year-old soulful songstress Amy Winehouse, who was found dead in her London home Saturday, was laid to rest in a pri...

Do Musicians Have A "27 Curse"?

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 09.22.2011 | Entertainment
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

Amy Winehouse was 27 years old when she died. There are a number of other famous musicians who died at 27. Are these musician deaths at the age of 27 just a coincidence?

Cut Nukes, Not Books: Sting, Sinead O'Connor, and -- Jim Morrison! -- Take a Stand on New Charity CD

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 09.20.2011 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

Unless you're an aficionado of James Bond soundtracks or the sexy Kim Basinger flick 9 1/2 Weeks, you may not know the name of composer Jonathan Elias. But you've definitely heard his music.

Linda McCartney: Life in Photographs

John W. Whitehead | Posted 09.19.2011 | Arts
John W. Whitehead

Linda McCartney was an active and admired photographer for over three decades. In conjunction with the release of Linda McCartney: Life in Photographs, a handful of Linda's images are now on exhibit in New York City.

Broadway Bit: Wonderland's Kate Shindle Mad as a Hatter?

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.09.2011 | New York
Jon Chattman

Wonderland closed last month after playing its 33rd performance. That said, Kate Shindle notes the show had its loyal followers and she's extremely proud of the work she did.

The Reincarnating Humble-bee

Sebastian Siegel | Posted 08.08.2011 | Arts
Sebastian Siegel

Breath -- and he is inextricably rewoven into eternity, ideated as an aperture through which light shines. Upon a closer look he appears as a portal o...

The Neutrality of Language

Robert Weller | Posted 07.23.2011 | World
Robert Weller

It seemed so horrible when I first heard Though that Kabul suicide bombing blast lent just the right tone For the day some said would be the apo...

Jim Morrison Pardon Sought By Charlie Crist As He Exits Florida Governorship

AP | BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The time to hesitate is through, no time to wallow in the mire: Florida's outgoing governor wants to posthumously pardon roc...

Bill Collectors Communicating With the Dead

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

The Wall Street Journal posted a story about Portfolio Recovery Associates, one of the nation's largest debt collectors, using the signature of a woman named Martha Kunkle, who died in 1995.

Jason Linkins

Charlie Crist Wins Pardon For Jim Morrison

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Crist has successfully gotten approval from Florida's clemency board to pardon Doors frontman Jim Morrison, for that time he allegedly pulled out his wang at a concert in Miami. (Wait, that's illegal?)

"Touch Me": A Pardoning Playlist For Jim Morrison & Charlie Crist

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

People are strange. That's the best explanation I can come up with for why it's suddenly so important for outgoing Florida Governor Charlie Crist to see Jim Morrison receive a posthumous pardon for indecent exposure and open profanity.

Dear Lindsay, Please Don't Join the 27 Club

Virginia Bell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Virginia Bell

The 27 Club (also known as the Forever Club) is reserved for those people (specifically famous rock musicians) who died around the age of 27 often under mysterious circumstances.

Interview: Director Tom DiCillo opens the Doors in Strange

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

He's got critical acclaim, film-festival cred and a reputation as a smart, funny writer-director of offbeat comedies and dramas that skewer contempora...

Movie Review: When You're Strange

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Tom DiCillo's When You're Strange is a welcome cinematic excursion, exploration and excavation of the Doors and their music.