| May 28, 2008
It must be said: Theater is doing a heckuva better job than Hollywood at creating meaningful dramas about the Iraq war. Maybe it's because the under-the-radar nature of theater companies lets them take risks and make bold statements. Or maybe it's because...
| Aug 20, 2010
It's a tall order for any musician to one-up Bob Dylan, but John Mellencamp may have pulled it off in February when he and Dylan were invited to perform at the White House as part of a salute to music of the civil rights era.
"Bob was nervous,"...
| Jun 27, 2007
Raleigh, N.C. — IT doesn't surprise me that, after 14 years of stalking the American pickup market, Toyota has finally unleashed full-size pickup hell with its monstrous Toyota Tundra, a truck that goes nose to nose with big-ugly domestics Ford F-...
| Oct 14, 2008
JOHN MELLENCAMP captured something about himself three decades ago when he penned the words, "I need a lover that won't drive me crazy." Someone who knows the meaning of "hey hit the highway."
These days, he could say the same for most of America's...
| Nov 28, 2008
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| Sep 30, 2008
Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman "The Fabled City" (Epic)
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Some people think folk music is more honest than other forms, but it's also rich territory for alter egos. Bob Dylan called himself Blind Boy Grunt to continue making folk recordings as he...
| Oct 8, 2008
Yet another band is complaining about John McCain's use of their song to promote his campaign. This time, it's the Foo Fighters.
The rockers sent out a missive telling the Republican presidential candidate to stop using "My Hero." They said they...
| Feb 3, 2008
Sheryl Crow "Detours" (A&M) *** ½
THERE'S a concept in psychology of the "good-enough mother" -- the exemplary caregiver who satisfies a child's needs without smothering budding independence. Today's stressed-out parents have turned to this 1950s ideal...
| Jun 27, 2007
It doesn't surprise me that, after 14 years of stalking the American pickup market, Toyota has finally unleashed full-size pickup hell with its monstrous Toyota Tundra, a truck that goes nose to nose with big-ugly domestics Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado....
| Jul 31, 2009
| 4:22 PM
I was thrilled when Robert of Cross Keys said he wanted to write a guest post for us. I was even more thrilled when he asked what the rules are. No one ever asked me that before. I love rules......
| Dec 7, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva First Lady Michelle Obama sat next to "the Boss'' last night. Seated on her other side at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington was the president of the United States, there to......