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  • The SAT is execrable (look it up) [Commentary]

    The SAT is execrable (look it up) [Commentary]
    To the people at the College Board: Thank you for redesigning the SAT, effective spring 2016. No, seriously. Even though I will be the last class to take the regular SAT, I appreciate your kindness in not making future generations memorize words like...
  • Musical talking points: Jessie J, Juggalos, JB, Miley, K. Hanna, more

    Musical talking points: Jessie J, Juggalos, JB, Miley, K. Hanna, more
    While you were busy this week dealing with life, a thousand more hours of music were released and a million words were written about them. More importantly, one very saucy cover image of Nicki Minaj spawned a legion of admirers. Lorde officially was named...
  • Black Sabbath with a horn section? Yes, and it rocks

    BOISE, Idaho Any card-carrying headbanger knows that it's entirely appropriate to throw the horns at a heavy-metal concert.(ASTERISK) Brown Sabbath takes it a step further. The Black Sabbath cover band, which crams nine members onto stages during its...
  • Q&A: NPR President-CEO Jarl Mohn on News and Diversity

    Jarl Mohn, NPR's new president-CEO as of July 1, talked with Variety about the 44-year-old institution's expansion in both content and delivery. Will news remain NPR's foundation? So much commercial news and journalism has become ideological or...
  • Sharre Jacoby and Alan Baral Sell Celeb-Pedigreed Pad

    SELLERS: Sharre Jacoby and Alan Baral BUYERS: Quinn O'Toole and Caroline Horrigan LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA PRICE: $3,100,000 SIZE: 4,700 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: A little birdie delivered a covert communiqué over the...
  • 'The poor door' -- symbol of a truth we all know

    A few words about the "poor door." Maybe you already know about this. Maybe you read on Slate, saw on Colbert or heard on NPR how a developer qualified for tax benefits under New York City's Inclusionary Housing Program by agreeing to add to its new...
  • COMEDY

    COMEDY
    Anthony Jeselnik: The Pittsburgh comic and frequent insulter on recent Comedy Central roasts may well have earned the "dark prince of standup" moniker he gave himself. His snarky humor involves jokes about death and disease, and the one-liners he lobs...
  • Brown and Kashkari down to final hours of debate preparations

    Brown and Kashkari down to final hours of debate preparations
    As Gov. Jerry Brown and his Republican challenger Neel Kashkari were making final preparations for their sole debate Thursday night, advisors for both were trying to keep expectations low. “The fact of the matter is the governor’s been...
  • Stakes are high for Kashkari in Thursday's debate with Gov. Brown

    Stakes are high for Kashkari in Thursday's debate with Gov. Brown
    After months of struggling to disrupt Gov. Jerry Brown's widely presumed glide to reelection, Republican Neel Kashkari will have a chance to shift the dynamics of the lopsided contest Thursday in the candidates' first and only debate. The televised one-...
  • OBITUARY-Nothing taboo for Joan Rivers, queen of acid put-downs

    By Bill Trott Sept 4 (Reuters) - Joan Rivers, who became a comedic star with an act that was a mélange of insult, insecurity, over-the-top cattiness and a nothing-is-sacred philosophy, died on Thursday at the age of 81, her daughter Melissa Rivers said....
  • Heartbreakers' Mike Campbell Discusses Topping The Charts And Guitar Artistry

    Heartbreakers' Mike Campbell Discusses Topping The Charts And Guitar Artistry
    Every major touring band will likely encounter the same ups and downs: the nights when you aren't feeling it, the shows where it all clicks into place, where the music plays itself, the fears, the exaltation and the nightly rituals of winding down after a...