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  • Clair E. George dies at 81; spy was pardoned for Iran-Contra lies

    Clair E. George, a former CIA covert operations chief who received a presidential pardon in 1992 after being convicted of two counts of lying to Congress in connection with the Iran-Contra scandal during the Reagan administration, has died. He was 81....
  • Of Montreal's new direction

    Of Montreal's new direction
    "Alabee Barnes, this is your lucky day. Your father is going to sing Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'!" announced Kevin Barnes as that song's instantly recognizable opening rang out behind him. It was the end of a long dress rehearsal for the indie- pop...
  • GenX cyclists rejoice: R.E.M. trestle may become trail

     
    “Murmur” is among my favorite albums. I even drove to Athens, Ga., in 1987 in hopes of a glimpse of band members. Alas, I had to settle for a bumper sticker from WUOG, the University of Georgia college-rock station that gave R.E.M. early...
  • Fred McDaniel, former Leesburg track coach, passes away

     
    Fred McDaniel, a longtime Leesburg High coach/teacher/administrator, died on Sunday. He was 88. McDaniel retired in 1980 after serving as Leesburg's track coach from 1955-1980. He led the Yellow Jackets boys track team to back-to-back Class A...
  • Sneak preview: Ann Powers on Of Montreal's wild new show

     
    When word got out last spring that the Athens, Ga.-based glam collective Of Montreal would be touring with Atlanta's rising soul goddess Janelle Monae in September, fans of freaky independent culture jumped for joy. Two sets of indie pop's most......
  • University of Georgia set to debut new bulldog mascot, Uga VIII, after the death of Uga VII

     
    ATHENS, Ga. — After playing its first six games with an interim mascot, Georgia will introduce Uga VIII before Saturday's homecoming game against Vanderbilt. Georgia has had "Russ" as the interim mascot since Uga VII's death last year. Uga VIII's......
  • Ludacris offers homecoming soundtrack at UCF Arena

     
    And now, with a few words of wisdom for those impressionable University of Central Florida students: Ludacris! “UCF knows how to party!” the rapper exclaimed as introduction to “Everybody Drunk” in the midst of his rowdy 80-minute s...
  • Sneaky Nietzsche: A downtown nook of free spirits

     
    It's a crisp Saturday night in a gritty industrial area of downtown L.A., and a line stretches in front of a warehouse on an eerily silent street. Dozens of men in ties and women in satin dresses and pearls wait for the doors to open at Sneaky Nietzsche....
  • From our all-time favorite corrections: the online bar mitzvah edition

     
    We've begun celebrating Hanukkah in our household, which means that there's candle wax everywhere on the kitchen table, latkes on the stove and lots of good-natured bickering about the exact historical contours of the whole holiday. We had quite an......
  • The Pop & Hiss interview, Part 2: Nathan Williams of Wavves and Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino

     
    Pop & Hiss published Part One of a conversation among L.A. singer Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast, Nathan Williams of Wavves (who's Cosentino's boyfriend), and writer Matt Diehl last week, but the interaction was a little too long to digest......
  • New Granada Records announces SXSW showcase schedule

     
    Tampa-based New Granada Records has announced its official showcase lineup for this year's South By Southwest Music Conference, which includes a slot for Orlando indie-rock outfit The Pauses. The showcase is booked for Saturday, March 19, atThe Ghost...