Who the Hell Is Bob Lefsetz?

From Wired Magazine A lot of the time, the hate mail Bob Lefsetz receives is simple and succinct, stuff like “You are a fucking shithead”...

Cancon champion Pierre Juneau dies

From CBC Pierre Juneau, who championed Canadian content on radio and TV as the first chair of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, has died....

Westboro Baptists photoshop themselves at Whitney Houston funeral

The Westboro Baptist Church did not picket singer Whitney Houston’s funeral on Saturday, but they did upload a fake photo to Twitter in hopes...

Noooooooooo!

From the BBC Edvard Munch's famous masterpiece The Scream is to be sold at auction in New York, Sotheby's has announced. The Norwegian artist created several...

This is why you don’t drive your Porsche into wet cement

An auto journalist on a drive through San Francisco yesterday morning happened to come across the above Porsche 911 right after it plowed into...

Jay Z’s “99 Problems” recreated with film clips

[vimeo 36667856 w=400 h=225]99 Problems In Film (EM) from Eclectic Method on Vimeo.

The importance of music in modern American politics

Music doesn’t win elections, but it’s part of that positive feedback loop that’s created when a campaign’s message and its messaging are working well...

The Pirate Bay could be blocked in the UK, after judge rules infringes copyright

To "approve" of piracy is to lawbreak: world's top torrent site is found guilty of speechcrime The world's top torrent site The Pirate Bay has...

Google Doodle for Heinrich Rudolf Hertz

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwhHE4bfdck&w=560&h=315] Google celebrated German physicist Heinrich Rudolf Hertz’s 155th birthday Wednesday by turning its logo into a frequency wave. You may recognize Hertz’s name from...

Punk in Africa: 3 Chords, 3 Countries, 1 Revolution… and a Facebook Page

When Keith Jones and Deon Maas first started trying to pull together the footage, sources and sound for their documentary, Punk in Africa, they...

Singing gloves give new meaning to jazz hands

From CNET Researchers at the University of British Columbia create gloves that can turn hand gestures into sound, giving those with hearing and speech disabilities...

Today in 1982, Thelonious Monk passed away at the age of 64

Today in 1982, Thelonious Monk passed away at the age of 64. Monk is the second most recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington, which...

Tactics Behind Grammys’ Record Social-Media Numbers Revealed at New York Panel

By Katie Morse, New York, Billboard Magazine It's the second week in February in New York City, and if you work in social media or...

Why Spotify Turned Down Adele’s “21”

From Fast Company You didn't read that backward. Adele was willing to have her album "21" available on the streaming music service. But Spotify would...

Steve Van Zandt on new show, life without Clarence Clemons

From Rolling Stone Steve Van Zandt has a familiar problem: he needs to be in two places at the same time. He's about to go...