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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Grammar Police: Stop utilizing utilize so much

    Here's how my role as Grammar Police Chief has warped me. One of my former bosses sent me a Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival mailing earlier this year and wrote, "Check out the last item about Duncan the Amazing Dog cheating death!" But instead of...
  • Theodore 'Dutch' Van Kirk, navigator on Enola Gay, dies at 93

    Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk, a navigator who on Aug. 6, 1945, guided the Enola Gay over Hiroshima to drop the first nuclear bomb in the history of warfare, died Monday at an assisted living facility in Stone Mountain, Ga. He was 93. The last surviving...
  • Eli Wallach dies at 98; actor best known for two classic westerns

    Eli Wallach dies at 98; actor best known for two classic westerns
    When Eli Wallach strolled down the mean streets of Manhattan, the tune followed him everywhere. People saw him coming and they started whistling the ominous opening bars of Ennio Morricone’s theme to “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.”...
  • Supreme Court's DOMA ruling still shaping gay marriage 1 year later

    Supreme Court's DOMA ruling still shaping gay marriage 1 year later
    The nation on Thursday marks the first anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act, a ruling that has shifted the political spectrum on gay issues and changed how society organizes itself....
  • Mayo: Local Tea Party supports individual freedoms (except for gays)

    When I heard some local Tea Party zealots had worked themselves into a frothy lather over a Republican political misstep, I naively assumed it was over the revelation that Gov. Rick Scott had been spotted at a Fort Lauderdale Starbucks sipping a chai...
  • 'Transformers' far from extinct! Inside Comcast's octopus.

    'Transformers' far from extinct! Inside Comcast's octopus.
    After the coffee. Before saying goodbye to June gloom. The Skinny: I was bummed to hear Bobby Womack died. I saw him open for the Rolling Stones back in 1981 and regret not taking the time to listen to more of his music. I did pick up his soundtrack...
  • In politics, just show us the money

    Over the last few years, the Supreme Court has repeatedly undermined even the most reasonable attempts to limit the corrupting influence of money in politics. In desperation, Democrats in Congress have tried at least to open the shadowy campaign finance...
  • John Williams will conduct a new version of 'The Star-Spangled Banner'

    America's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," turns 200 this year. In honor of this momentous bicentennial, film composer John Williams will conduct a new arrangement of the notoriously hard-to-sing song during the annual Fourth of July...