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Rutherford Chang Wants Your White Albums

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.06.2013 | Arts
Holly Cara Price

If you happened to walk down a quiet Soho street in the last several weeks, you may have noticed what seemed to be a pop-up record store with an electric red sign proclaiming "We Buy White Albums." Inside is a very special world.

The Argument for Authenticity in Popular Culture

Michael Drew | Posted 05.04.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Drew

At least the notion of authenticity is out there. It means we are looking for what we want to be true. That authenticity, however we define it, is important to us. It demonstrates a shift from earlier in the decade, at the tail end of an era.

10 Rules for Making An Awesome Kids Mix CD

Rob Sachs | Posted 05.04.2013 | Parents
Rob Sachs

The very first thing you should do is to simply ask your child what songs they like. This may sound obvious, but it's easy to forget this step in your zeal to put in music you think they like or want them to like.

What Paul McCartney Taught Me

Janie Emaus | Posted 04.29.2013 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

It seems almost impossible to have gotten to this age so quickly. Just yesterday I was 18, listening to Paul McCartney sing those words and thinking that 64 was a very, very, very long way off.

The Seinfelding of Comedy: In Defense of Seth MacFarlane

Andy Ostroy | Posted 04.28.2013 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

It's a bit absurd to hire Seth MacFarlane, watch Seth MacFarlane, and then be offended because he's, well, being Seth MacFarlane.

George Harrison Would Have Turned 70 Today

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.25.2013 | Celebrity

Happy 70th birthday, George Harrison! The lead guitarist of the Beatles died of lung cancer in 2001, but his legacy as a member of music's most pop...

Bang Bang Boom Boom: Chatting with Beth Hart, The Devil Wears Prada's Mike Hranica's One & A Half Hearts, and NC Rocks OH

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.22.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"It's such a work of love, oh my God, and there are so many love songs on it. I think it's my first record that I've actually written a lot about love," says Beth Hart, about Bang Bang Boom.

Former Beatles Frontman Dies At 72

Posted 02.18.2013 | Celebrity

Tony Sheridan, the British singer, songwriter and guitarist who once fronted the Beatles, died Saturday (Feb. 16) in Hamburg, Germany. He was 72. ...

Beatles in India: The Retreat That Reverberates Across the Universe

Philip Goldberg | Posted 04.18.2013 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

Why would four young, bright, fun-loving youngsters, wealthy beyond imagining, able to go anywhere and do anything, spend large chunks of time each day with their eyes closed? What is this meditation thing?

Who Is thenewno2? Dhani Harrison's All-Star Soundtracker

Scott Thill | Posted 04.17.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Thill

What fascinates Harrison and thenewno2 going forward is a tour with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club starting in May, and a third full-length from thenewno2, whose sophomore trip-pop release thefearofmissingout dropped last year.

Dog Ears Music: Love and Its Aftermath Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 04.17.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review music by Big Boi, Lefty Frizzell, Garbage, Bessie Smith, The Alabama Shakes, and more.

The Cassette Tapes That Changed My Life

Dave Tomar | Posted 04.14.2013 | Entertainment
Dave Tomar

Few things make you feel older than telling your own life story through a dead medium. I can't say I miss cassette tapes. But I think of them fondly, if not for their general inconvenience or mediocre sound quality, for the fact that they, like my teenage years, were a long time ago.

HARD DAY'S NIGHT: Police Arrest 3 John Lennons

Posted 02.05.2013 | Weird News

They couldn't just give peace a chance. Police in Brazil are going through a bad case of Beatlemania after arresting three people -- and finding on...

Long Live Rock! A Beatle, a Stone and an Animal Salute The Who's Pete Townshend (VIDEO)

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

To know Pete Townshend a little is to love him. And to know Pete Townshend a lot (as guitarist, singer, rocker, lyricist, poet, author, producer, philanthropist and, objectively-speaking, visionary) is to love him even more.

The Beatles' Last Performance

Posted 01.30.2013 | Entertainment

Jan. 30 marks the anniversary of the last live public concert by The Beatles. Held on Jan. 30, 1969, The Beatles played on the roof of the Apple O...

'Honoring Linda's Vegetarian Legacy'

Posted 01.25.2013 | Celebrity

Sir Paul McCartney has been a vegetarian for a long time. His late wife, Linda, put him up to it. Over the years, she converted many others. In a ...

John Lennon, U2, Larry Norman And A Trilogy Of God Songs

Michael Gilmour | Posted 03.27.2013 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

Whereas Lennon tends to reject religion outright and U2 sings about its mysterious ways and at least partial un-knowability, Larry Norman represents a Christian conservatism both confident of its rightness and critical of those failing to embrace a particular definition of orthodoxy.

An Anthem for Sandy Hook

Gerit Quealy | Posted 03.18.2013 | Impact
Gerit Quealy

Sitting at the services for Ben Wheeler, I and all of the close friends of David and Francine and Nate Wheeler wondered, how do we carry them? And not just us, the whole town, the whole country and the world was struck to the heart's core by this act of brutality.

Paul McCartney Tweets Video Of Late Wife

Posted 01.16.2013 | Entertainment

Paul McCartney shared an animated video that features his late wife Linda McCartney with fans on Monday, tweeting that it was "great to see Linda anim...

WATCH: Beatles In The Unemployment Office?

Posted 01.10.2013 | Comedy

Even the most ardent "flash mob" haters have to admit that a band spontaneously playing "Here Comes the Sun" by the Beatles in a Spanish unemployment ...

The Sartorialists Discuss Savile Row (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 03.12.2013 | Arts
Crane.tv

It could be argued that one cannot be a true English gentleman without a stiff upper lip and a suit from Savile Row. Built between 1731 and 1735 this ...

Rare Beatles Photos Up For Sale

AP | Posted 01.06.2013 | Entertainment

LONDON -- Unpublished early color photographs of the Beatles' first U.S. tour will be sold at a U.K. auction. The photos were taken during the rock b...

Glenn Gould, Petula Clark, The Beatles and 'the noise you make while breaking rules'

Dana Sachs | Posted 03.06.2013 | Books
Dana Sachs

Which music do you consider superior? The Beatles or Petula Clark? And, along these same lines, do you have an opinion on the "polarity," as Gould would have it, between Mendelssohn and Mussorgsky?

Yoko Ono Says McCartney Mostly To Blame For Beatles Breakup

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 12.28.2012 | Entertainment

Newly released recordings of interviews with some of music's biggest names -- from Steven Tyler to Graham Nash -- reveal yet another wrinkle in the de...

The Ballad Of John And ... John

Bert Montgomery | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion
Bert Montgomery

Yes, we hear a lot about two Johns every time December rolls around: Strange and hairy, screaming as loud as they can that we've really messed up the world, and we all better get our act straight before it's too late.