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Possessed: Voodoo's Origins and Influence from the Blues to Britney

Debra Devi | Posted 05.16.2012 | Home
Debra Devi

This was the religion of many slaves brought from West Africa to the Americas and the Caribbean. Vodun was brutally repressed by slave-owners, yet its powerful beats, ethics and aesthetics endured. We owe our concepts of cool, soul and rock and roll to it.

Mondo Amore, a Mission Bell and Joey's Song: Conversations With Amos Lee, Nicole Atkins and Michael Gomoll

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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On the Culture Front: Sting at the Met, She & Him, Wolf Parade, and The Pretty Trap

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

The Pretty Trap is a short one-act by Tennessee Williams that takes its title from the overbearing matriarch's belief that "all women are a pretty trap."

40 Years Of Creedence Clearwater Revival

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Decades before Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, Son Volt and The Jayhawks re-introduced and expanded the parameters of roots-rock, there was a scrappy little group, originally hailing from El Cerrito, California.