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Natalie Merchant

On Meeting a Woman on the Way to Somewhere Else

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 11.04.2014 | Good News
Jeremiah Horrigan

I won't say I experienced some sort of transcendent moment then, that time seemed to stop and beckon me into some sort of new, spiritually enhanced state. But I will say this: Something told me the murder scene could wait for a while.

Dear Governor Cuomo: A Conversation with Natalie Merchant, Plus Catching Up with Freda Payne

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.20.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Natalie Merchant: "We're watching what's happened in other states with the contamination of aquifers and the devastation of previously rural areas that are now highly industrialized. There's also quite a bit of contamination of the air that occurs with hydraulic fracturing."

Natalie Merchant's 'Lulu' Latest Pop Tribute to Silent Film Icon Louise Brooks

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
Thomas Gladysz

Merchant's "Lulu" is the latest pop music tribute to Louise Brooks (1906-1985), a silent film star who suffered decades of obscurity and was reluctantly brought back into the limelight late in life.

Stars in a Record Store

Binky Philips | Posted 07.17.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Running a record store on St Mark's Place in the East Village during the 1980s put me in the dead-center middle of an exploding mecca of pop culture.

Autism and My Grandson's First Swim

Don McNay | Posted 07.20.2012 | Impact
Don McNay

My grandson and I recently went to a baseball game. He is learning about the sport his grandfather loves. While we were there, he completely reprogrammed my cell phone. He fixed a problem in thirty seconds that Apple's tech people couldn't fix in three hours.

Laura Rowley

Natalie Merchant On Motherhood As Muse

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Rowley | Posted 02.02.2012 | Fifty

Natalie Merchant was still a teenager when she strolled into the community college radio station in Jamestown, New York, arms loaded with albums and e...

Giving Thanks For The Occupation, Election, Demonstrations

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Before the occupation movement began, country club conservatives had confined political discussion and concern to government deficits. No one acknowledged the unemployed, the impoverished or the foreclosed on -- except to condemn them. The occupations changed this.

From Buddy Holly Day to The Hopelessly Devoted: A Week of Revival in L.A.

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 11.06.2011 | Los Angeles
Kristi York Wooten

If there were ever a week for a midcentury music revival in L.A., this must be it.

Put 10,000 Maniacs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Dave Astor | Posted 09.09.2011 | Entertainment
Dave Astor

As I write this post, I'm sitting in The Wishing Chair. That's the name of a 10,000 Maniacs album from 1985, and also reflects my wish that the band be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It would be a much-deserved honor.

HuffPost Video Exclusive: R.E.M.'s "Überlin," Plus Conversations with David Lowery and Cowboy Junkies' Michael Timmins

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The following video, "Überlin," is R.E.M.'s latest offering, premiering exclusively on HuffPost.

TED, Solar Power, Windpower, and All Things Amerikana: A Conversation with Thomas Dolby

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Among other things I do," says the British musician, "I'm the music director of an organization called TED or Technology, Education and Design. That's an annual get together of people sort of figuring out how to save the planet."

Happy to Be "Irrelevant"

Stephanie Dolgoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Dolgoff

The '80s were when I was in high school and college, when, like every raw and angsty adolescent, I felt on some level that Simon LeBon and Natalie Merchant and even Ozzy Osbourne were living inside my head.

Natalie Merchant a Disappointment in Concert

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Jim Taylor

Natalie Merchant is undoubtedly a tremendous songwriting talent with a extraordinary voice. But as far as her concerts go, she has lost this fan and customer forever.

Natalie Merchant and American Radical Traditionalism

David Shasha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Shasha

In defying convention, great artists like Natalie Merchant have reopened our culture's creative archive and firmly asserted their strong commitment to maintaining the cultural legacy that we have inherited.

Play > Skip: New Music for April 13

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

Beck's back with his first new studio album in seven years. For the rest of you who want vocals, there are new releases from MGMT, Natalie Merchant, Coheed and Cambria and Jason Castro.

Natalie Merchant Sets Poems to Music

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

Natalie Merchant will be on tour this summer performing songs from Leave Your Sleep, her first studio album in seven years.

Letter From Paris: Natalie Merchant Sings Life Into These Old Words

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Beth Arnold

Natalie Merchant quietly walked onto the stage of the sold-out house at the L'Alhambra in Paris wearing a simple black shift and jacket, hair loosely across her shoulders, and face plain without a facade of make-up.

New Attitudes: Conversations With Shelby Lynne & Jennifer Knapp

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Shelby Lynne and Jennifer Knapp are two strong women who are not shy about sharing their feelings and convictions. This month, both artists return with new fiery albums.

TED2010: A Social Entrepreneur's Perspective

Courtney Reum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Courtney Reum

If there's one clear thing I take away from TED every year, it's that the world is on the precipice of some monumental shifts, and technology has created an acceleration of these changes at a rate mankind has never seen before.

Music's Biggest Quitters: 20 Who Quit

Spinner | Spinner Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

They say winners never quit, but in the music biz there's something to be said for going out at the top of your game. Whether they left for greener p...

"Thank You Friends": A Very Special Thanksgiving Playlist For The Huffington Post Community

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's my personal Thanksgiving playlist, designed to help put us all in the proper mindset for Thursday's holiday, and arguably for every other day here on earth too.

Playing the Hand that Life Deals You

Don McNay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Don McNay

I've dealt with hundreds of parents of special needs children. They take the hand that is dealt to them. And usually turn that hand into aces.