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My Chats with Tom Rush

Lauren Daley | Posted 10.09.2014 | Entertainment
Lauren Daley

Rush, 73, has a voice that has only warmed and deepened with age -- he sounds better now than he did 40 years ago.

15 Songs That Defined The Boomer Generation

Next Avenue | Doug Bradley | Posted 10.05.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Doug Bradley We each have our own life soundtrack, especially those of us who grew up in the heyday of rock 'n' roll...

The Irresistible Music of Wallace Stevens

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 09.29.2014 | Books
Mohammed Fairouz

My fifteenth song cycle, Domination of Darkness, is also one of my strangest works. For this piece I chose to revisit an old poetic friend, Wallace Stevens, and set five of his early poems to music.

Only Love Can Bring You Down: Why Neil Young And Pegi's Split Broke My Heart

Lauren Daley | Posted 09.02.2014 | Entertainment
Lauren Daley

I could quote any of their words like a Southern preacher quotes the Bible. My rock and roll apostles. All, to me, spoke Truth. But while the others had been divorced too many collective times to count, Neil and Pegi stood tall and strong, always.

Killing Me Softly With His Snoring: Love Songs for Long-Married Couples

Roz Warren | Posted 08.16.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

When the two of you are driving to the chiropractor, to the pharmacy or to attend your grandson's kindergarten play, the songs you first fell in love to might still be on the radio, but no longer seem relevant. Here, instead, are a few Love Songs For Long-Married Couples.

You Can't Always Poop Where You Want

Peyton Price | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
Peyton Price

You can't always poop where you want. But if you try sometimes, you just might find you poop where you need.

Yagana Shah

11 Powerful Song Lyrics That Changed Our Lives Forever

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.08.2014 | Fifty

Whether it's an upbeat track that makes you want to get up and dance or a heartfelt ballad that brings a tear to your eye, there's no doubt that music...

Beauty in Judaism

KidSpirit | Posted 08.05.2014 | Religion
KidSpirit

I am a Jew, by heritage and ethnicity. No one in my family is particularly religious; I don't think any of us believe in God.

What's the Connection Between Memorial Day and Radio Countdowns?

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 07.26.2014 | Comedy
Joel Schwartzberg

If we know nothing else, we know Americans love lists. We love to rank football teams, rock albums, cars, pizzerias, movies, former girlfriends, and a...

You Know You're Getting Older When...

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Marcia Liss

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A Rhetoric of Their Experience

Hannah Berkman | Posted 07.01.2014 | College
Hannah Berkman

"Bones and hip hop have become such a big part of my experience here at Cal that I feel like our raps are just the rhetoric of that experience." Ben G...

Tobago, Jazz and John Legend

Nova Lorraine | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment
Nova Lorraine

What a whirlwind! The Tobago Jazz Experience has celebrated "its biggest festival" to date, according to Tobago's Tourism Board's Events Coordinator John Arnold.

Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay: The Little-Known Roots of 'Cielito Lindo'

Bob Schulman | Posted 06.18.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Chances are you've belted out your share of "Ay, ay, ay, ay" choruses in that timeless Mexican song about a lovely lady with dark eyes. Everyone knows "Cielito Lindo," right?

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: Beaser

Daniel Asia | Posted 05.19.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

I will make the following categorical statement about Beaser's music: there is not a note that doesn't need to be there and there is an inevitability present that is overpowering.

Listen to Music Like a Teen: A Guide for Grown-Ups

Shira Dicker | Posted 05.06.2014 | Arts
Shira Dicker

Remember that uniquely teenage feeling of hearing a song for the first time and knowing it had just changed your life forever? If you are of my vinta...

Songs With Literary References

Dave Astor | Posted 03.17.2014 | Books
Dave Astor

Music that mentions literature is very enjoyable for fans of both those arts, and for anyone who likes the thrill of spotting connections in culture. Also, songs that cite books can have more intellectual depth than the average tune. And people hearing lit-laced lyrics might read the book if they haven't before. What's not to like about that?

Top 10 Ways to Give the Gift of Story This Holiday

Leah Lamb | Posted 02.18.2014 | Style
Leah Lamb

So it's almost Christmas time and you're kevetching because you haven't found the right gift yet. You want to give a gift that has meaning, that isn't consumed for the sake of consumption, that didn't harm the planet in the process of its creation.

Kia Makarechi

The 17 Best Songs Of 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

When it came to picking the year's best songs, HuffPost Entertainment's Kia Makarechi, Madeline Boardman and Ryan Kristobak looked for songs that move...

The 'Get Off The Phone' Song We ALL Need To Hear

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 12.05.2013 | Comedy

Ever wondered why your friends Instagrammed their dinner instead of eating it? Felt compelled to tweet what you could have just said to the full-size ...

Should Eminem's Talent Cover Up His Homophobia?

Jack Rattenbury | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jack Rattenbury

When I thought hip hop was becoming a more accepting place with Frank Ocean coming out as bi-sexual, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis releasing 'Same Love' and both becoming commercially successful. 'Rap God' was just a gunshot taking us back in time making us realise that we've got a long way to go.

Is the Song 'Royals' by Lorde Racist?

Quora | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

This song is not about a race. It's about a culture. Not African American or rap culture, but the materialism and excess that is overtaking pop culture.

We've Got Your Colonoscopy Playlist Covered

Roz Warren | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Janice logged on to Facebook and posted a question: "What songs should I put on my colonoscopy mix tape?"

Waxing Brazilian... and Beyond: A New Guide to Going Bare Down There

Eva Moon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Eva Moon

But as I was lying there on the waxing table, legs akimbo, I got to thinking. Why does Brazil rate its own wax? Is it like a national anthem or a state bird? Do other countries and groups have their own waxes too?

These Singing Rabbi Brothers Will Give You Chills

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.15.2013 | Religion

When you hear Charedi rabbi brothers, Aryeh and Gil Gat, perform "The Sound of Silence," you might feel as though you are being transported to another...

Camera

Grand Cousin | Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment
Grand Cousin

2013-09-20-ScreenShot20130920at4.46.07PM.png "Camera" is a song about the paranoia that comes with passion.