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"Waterboard Him Some More"

Katherine Hawkins | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Katherine Hawkins

CIA torture program architect and defender Jose Rodriguez is certain that the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's (SSCI) torture study is full of errors. Rodriguez does not say what those errors are; he claims he cannot rebut them in detail because he has not read the report.

Sugar Man Finds Radio City

Salvatore Bono | Posted 12.11.2013 | New York
Salvatore Bono

If someone a year ago were to have told Rodriguez that in a years time he would sell out Radio City Music Hall, he probably would have said they were crazy.

Rodriguez Diaries

Carol Smaldino | Posted 07.03.2013 | Entertainment
Carol Smaldino

Life isn't only a happiness or tranquility fest, one where emotional regulation means calming and nothing more. It also means the amping up of motivation when there are obstacles to be faced, challenges to be met.

Coachella, Minus the Festival!

Marlon Regis | Posted 06.17.2013 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

Because of growing corporate interests -- mostly from the fashion industry -- one can have a free blast without even stepping foot onto the Empire Polo Club grounds.

Seeking Completion in an "Ordinary" Legend: Reflections on a Rodriguez Concert

Carol Smaldino | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
Carol Smaldino

While many of us have seen and will see Rodriguez as part of our forays into spiritual tourism, on a pilgrimage of sorts, his music and his essence kind of send us back to ourselves.

Waiting for Sugar Man

András Simonyi | Posted 05.19.2013 | World
András Simonyi

In the age of Facebook, Google and Twitter, is rock really still as important a vehicle to convey the message of freedom?

Rodriguez's First Post-Oscars Performance Will Be In Detroit

Posted 02.26.2013 | Detroit

After the documentary about his life and music won an Oscar Sunday, Detroit musician Sixto Rodriguez's first performance will be in his hometown. "...

Cult Musician Who Sold Big Overseas Seeks Answers

AP | MICHELLE FAUL and JEFF KAROUB | Posted 04.25.2013 | Detroit

JOHANNESBURG -- The story of Sixto Rodriguez, the greatest protest singer and songwriter that most people never heard of, is a real-life fairytale wit...

Rock Legend Recording His First Album In Four Decades

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.30.2013 | Entertainment

Sixto Rodriguez charmed audiences in last year's sweetheart documentary "Searching for Sugar Man," and now the 70-year-old Detroit native is thinking ...

These Latino Bands Will Rock Out At Coachella

Posted 01.29.2013 | Latino Voices

By Michael Lopez It’s hard to believe that another Coachella concert is right around the corner. In just three months, dozens of bands will b...

Waking Up to Rodriguez: May We Feel at Home With You Now

Carol Smaldino | Posted 01.24.2013 | Entertainment
Carol Smaldino

I was sitting in a Manhattan movie theater waiting to see the newly Oscar-nominated Searching for Sugar Man, a documentary about the seeking and findi...

Detroit Doc Gets Oscar Nomination

Posted 01.10.2013 | Detroit

A movie documenting the search for an elusive Detroit folk singer has received an Oscar nomination. "Searching for Sugar Man," which explores the life...

It's Never Too Late to Be a Late Bloomer

Virginia Bell | Posted 01.16.2013 | Fifty
Virginia Bell

We all have our own individual timing and like flowers, we bloom at different seasons.

Dog Ears Music: Of Ghosts and Candy Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 12.26.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Bruce Springsteen, Talking Heads, Broken Bells, Dr. Dog, Ghostland Observatory, Buddy Guy and more.

Yankees Blame Game

Posted 10.19.2012 | Sports

Where do we start? Actually, where do we start after we talk about A-Rod? The New York Yankees' postseason flameout ended on Thursday night in Det...

Finding Sugar Man: Watch Rodriguez Live At The Old Miami

60 Minutes | Posted 10.08.2012 | Detroit

If you live in Detroit, chances are you've seen "Sugar Man," as the rest of the world now knows singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez. You've heard him pl...

Dog Ears Music: Working Class Hero Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 10.31.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by John Lennon, Louis Armstrong, The Avett Brothers, Elvis Costello, The Black Eyed Peas and more.

Rodriguez At Sixth And I: HuffPost DC Top 5 For August 30

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.30.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 30 1. Rodriguez At Sixth and I Rodriguez may be the biggest and best famous folk singer that took 40 years to break thr...

Toxie, Big Hush At Comet Ping Pong: HuffPost DC Top 5 For August 28

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.28.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 28 1. Toxie, Big Mouth, Big Hush At Comet Ping Pong Toxie is a post-punk band from Memphis. They play the type of music ...

Folk Legend: More 'Girls' Should Run For Office

The Huffington Post | Michael Hogan | Posted 08.16.2012 | Entertainment

It's something of a spoiler to let you know that Rodriguez, the subject of Sundance-approved documentary "Searching for Sugar Man," paid a visit to th...

Cold Fact: The Political Career Of Sixto Rodriguez

Emusic | Posted 08.12.2012 | Detroit

"...Cold Fact‘s rabid cult following was hardly for novelty’s sake. The album is a true folk-pop masterpiece, full of bright melodies, biting lyri...

Searching For Sugar Man

New York Times | Posted 07.23.2012 | Detroit

It’s a real-life tale of talent disregarded, bad luck and missed opportunities, with an improbable stop in the Hamptons and a Hollywood conclusion:...

Movie Review: Searching for Sugar Man

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.22.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The strangeness of truth compared to the limits of the human imagination gets a crystalline demonstration in Malik Bendjelloul's Searching for Sugar Man.

EXCLUSIVE: New Soundtrack Reveals The Most Famous Rocker You Don't Know

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 07.20.2012 | Entertainment

"Searching for Sugar Man" is the unbelievable story of Sixto Rodriguez, a Detroit singer-songwriter who was once projected to be bigger than the Beatl...

Kia Makarechi

The Most Famous Man You've Never Heard Of

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.30.2013 | Entertainment

Sixto Rodriguez had a simple vision of success. "I just wanted to sell some records and play bigger rooms," the 69-year-old musician said after Tuesda...