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Social Distortion’s Mike Ness: 10 Best Country-Punk Covers

“Around the house, my father liked country and my mother was more rock & roll,” Mike Ness tells Rolling Stone Country. “I remember a lot of Johnny Cash, the Dillards and Buck Owens. Country music was just always in the … Continue reading

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Bono on the Psalms

Bono discusses the Psalms with Professor David Taylor from Fuller Theological Seminary in five video spots. Click HERE. Some of my fave quotes: “All art is prophetic.” To clergy, “Look for the drawing in the sand.” To artists, “Draw in the … Continue reading

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Dissident artist Danilo Maldonado Machado on art and liberty in Cuba

At the tail end of 2014, Danilo Maldonado Machado, the graffiti artist known as “El Sexto,” was detained by the authorities as he made his way to a public park in Havana to stage a work of protest art. In … Continue reading

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Jim Marshall, maker of rock-and-roll guitar amplifiers, dies at 88

To the parents of teenage wannabe bedroom rockers, Mr. Marshall’s amps were not welcome household company. But to those young players, Mr. Marshall was the Lord of Loud, the man who gave rock its gritty, beautifully distorted, cacophonous sound. The … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan on the launch of rock and roll

Rock and roll was indeed an extension of what was going on – the big swinging bands – Ray Noble, Will Bradley, Glenn Miller, I listened to that music before I heard Elvis Presley. But rock and roll was high … Continue reading

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Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny on St. Patrick’s Day

The ties that bind our two countries are deep and historic. And Ireland and the United States have a unique relationship that goes back to the earliest days of the original 14 colonies.  Irish foreign military officers assisted George Washington … Continue reading

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Chicago Ice Cream Maker Found Her Destiny in Paris

The Wall Street Journal published a beautifully memorable eulogy of Jolyn Robichaux this week. At the age of 88, she died a month ago of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in Lewisville, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. (Link is unavailable.) Robichaux grew up … Continue reading

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Jack White’s Infinite Imagination

By Alec Wilkinson, The New Yorker Anything that captures Jack White’s imagination can occupy him. He reads scripts in the hope of directing a movie—he said he was disappointed at losing the opportunity to direct one about a Detroit drug … Continue reading

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How C.S. Lewis Helped Encourage Tolkien’s ‘LORD OF THE RINGS’

By Alicia Kort, Newsweek In the 20th century, two British authors, J.R.R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, dominated the world’s imagination with their original works, which have been translated into more than 39 languages, printed in more than 300 million … Continue reading

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Banksy Puts Mark on Bethlehem Hotel With ‘Worst View in the World’

By Russell Goldman, The New York Times Welcome to the “hotel with the worst view in the world.” Please be mindful of the million-dollar art on the walls. The elusive British street artist Banksy has decorated the interiors of the … Continue reading

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