There is the fact of money. And there is the fantasy. In America, we're so steeped in our wish for wealth at all costs that we've made it a virtue to live want-by-want. We've coined a shorthand for it, too. We call it "the American dream." Every pillar of our public life in one way or another uphold ... More >>
"She's all heart and no brains."
By LORI SELKE
In the wake of folk singer Michelle Shocked's anti-gay tirade at Yoshi's on Sunday, many of her old fans were stunned and dismayed, in large part because many were convinced she was a lesbian. And not without reason, although Michelle Shocked had be ... More >>
After all those Twitter cries for help and suicide attempts last month, Sinead O'Connor has apparently found a new reason to stay alive: she wants to pose for Playboy before she dies."There's so much I [would have] liked to do when I was younger and I was too miserable and Irish," she told the U. ... More >>
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Friday, May 8, 2009
Last night I saw Booker T. Jones, one of the titans of American music, and it really hit me how much he has contributed to Western pop culture. I was also digging his performance, as was everyone else at the sold-out show.
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