Author Archives: Steve-O

Tom Petty on greed and power

“Through these hypnotic eyes, we’re told we’re nothing if we don’t have a mansion and dress like a movie star,” Tom Petty says. “I’ve never seen so much jewelry advertised. It’s hard on a young person to not think that’s … Continue reading

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Jack White’s patron saints

Excerpt: “Jack Outside the Box” by Josh Eells, New York Times White was brought up Catholic, and he still feels an affinity for the martyrs and saints. He likes their devotion, the purity of their sacrifice — especially St. Sebastian, … Continue reading

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On the anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s death

RIP Jimi Hendrix, who died in London on September 18, 1970. A year before his death, Dick Cavett asked Hendrix if music had meaning. Jimi Hendrix: Oh, yeah, definitely, it’s getting to be more spiritual than anything now. Pretty soon … Continue reading

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Lady Gaga praying rosary; explaining ailment

From Lady Gaga’s Instagram account: I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles. Searching for years to get to the bottom of them. It is complicated and difficult to explain, and we are trying to figure … Continue reading

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How a private meeting with Billy Graham changed actor Steve McQueen’s life

By Tim Funk Actor Steve McQueen, who personified cool during his nearly two decades as a Hollywood superstar, retreated from the glamor and excesses of the movie scene late in his short life and embraced Christianity. When he died at age … Continue reading

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The Man Came Around: Remembering Johnny Cash

In memory of Johnny Cash who died on this date in 2003, this is the obituary that I wrote for National Review after his death. By Steve Beard “We’ve seen the secret things revealed by God/ And we heard what … Continue reading

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Cuba took a direct hit from Hurricane Irma — and may have spared Florida from worse damage

Hurricane Irma killed at least 10 people during the 72 hours that it battered Cuba, damaging nearly every region of the island nation and leaving parts of Havana’s picturesque historic district still underwater Monday, authorities said. Its collision with Cuba … Continue reading

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Texans don’t trust government, so they rescued each other

Kevin Sullivan and Peter Holley describe an “unprecedented do-it-yourself relief effort that came to define Hurricane Harvey. After the storm blew into Houston, a remarkable network of boat owners with smartphones, worried neighbors with laptops and digital wizards with mapping … Continue reading

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High-End Steakhouse Meals for Houston’s Heroes

Ben Berg’s house flooded waist-high last Sunday. After settling his family with friends, Berg’s next order of business was to open his popular steakhouse, B&B Butcher and Restaurant, as a feeding station for first responders. He opened B&B Butchers with … Continue reading

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Joy as an act of defiance

It appears at a moment when popular culture is gathering its spirit of righteousness and resistance — a moment that could well be suited to U2, whose pealing guitars and martial beats have, through the years, become rock’s sonic signature … Continue reading

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