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15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

Regina Spektor's stunning cover of The Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

From the Kubo and the Two Strings soundtrack, this hauntingly gorgeous cover of The Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by Regina Spektor who …

8 addictive songs from emerging artists you need to hear now

As temperatures drop, it’s time to warm up your winter with new music from some of the most exciting emerging artists on the market. Bruno Mars, The …

Billy Joel names his 5 favorite Billy Joel songs

Billy Joel is not going to pander to fair weather fans by putting the likes of “Piano Man” on his list of his top five Billy Joel songs. On <i>The Late</i> …

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Coachella's Small-Font Bands for 2017 Are Almost as Great as the Headliners

Here are our picks for the 10 most compelling "small-font" acts playing Coachella 2017 (plus 25 honorable mentions because yeah, even without Solange …

The 11 best albums you might have missed this year

End-of-the-year lists can be overwhelming. EveryDecember, like clockwork, you look around and realize just how many great albums, books, or films you’ve missed from the preceding year. (Don’t feel bad — there’s a lot out there to pay attention to; it’s okay to have skipped a few.)<p>If you’re still …

Turning Album of the Year Lists into a Music Discovery Tool

’Tis the season when everyone loves to complain about Album of the Year lists. Choose your preferred gripe: it’s always the same albums on top, or my …

Watch Ryan Adams Record a New Single Straight to Vinyl

Ryan Adams took to Instagram last night to document the recording of a new single. Using a special all-in-one recording booth at Electric Lady Studios (similar to the one found at Jack White’s Third Man Records), Adams recorded a new version of “Do You Still Love Me?” and pressed it directly to …

This Tool Can Help You Disappear from the Internet

Between election bile, fake news, and just plain exhaustion, we may be entering a down cycle for social media. If you’re interested in downsizing …

Why the Best Thanksgiving Wine Is Sparkling

Our radical plan to make Turkey-Day even more delicious? Pair your Thanksgiving meal—from start to finish—with sparkling wines: Champagne, Prosecco or Cava. Here’s how to pull it off.<p>NO MEAL IS more traditional or, for that matter, more predictable than Thanksgiving. The same centerpiece turkey, …

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Beck's Blues

Beck is such a diverse artist that nothing could come as a surprise out of his repertoire. But, even though not surprised, I was very pleased and …

Al Franken: My 10 favorite ‘Saturday Night Live’ political sketches

By Al Franken<p>With the presidential election approaching, The Post has asked me to list my 10 favorite “Saturday Night Live” political sketches and explain why they’re my favorites. While I’ve continued to watch the show since I left, all but one of these are from the 15 seasons (1975-1980 and …

Here’s to Joy: 7 of the Best Books on Happiness

For many of us, happiness is a goal we’re only partially successful at attaining. Our lives are complex, with a host of desires that don’t always line up: personal satisfaction doesn’t always coincide with professional success, for one thing. The day that you’re set to have a life-changing meeting …

See Eddie Vedder Perform With Peter Gabriel, Sting at Seattle Show

For the second time in three months, Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder appeared onstage with Sting. This time on Thursday night, he joined the singer’s joint …

Watch Billy Joel Dedicate Rare ‘You’re Only Human’ to Orlando

Billy Joel dedicated his Friday night concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden to those affected by the Orlando shooting, and to pay tribute to …

Why 'Avalon' by Roxy Music Is the Best Afterparty Song Ever

Bryan Ferry's words speak of the mysteries and potential of a late night, and the music––spare and elegant; an immaculate, impenetrable surface––call to mind the frazzled sheen of those hours.<p>There's this idea that nothing good ever happens after 2 AM. It's an idea that has been turned into a "Keep …

The Kaiser Chiefs Made a Tropical House Record and It's Really, Really Upset Your Boyfriend

Life's too short to get annoyed at indie bands hamfistedly trying to do club records, right?<p>Your boyfriend's fucking furious. He's incandescent with rage. He's been a disconcerting shade of purple for nearly a day now. He didn't sleep last night, and now he's on his sixth coffee of the day and he's …

Hear Elvis’ Rare ‘She Thinks I Still Care’ From Last Sessions

About a year and a half before his death, Elvis Presley grew bored of the typical studio experience and turned the Hawaiian-themed den of his …

Review: Deerhoof, 'The Magic'

<i>Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify playlist at the bottom of the page.</i><p>Deerhoof's never-look-back aesthetic has become a calling card, and its unpredictability a point of pride. Time and again, the San Francisco band …

49 New Songs You Need In Your Life This June

The best new pop, rock, country, and rap for June, in no particular order.<p>1. Teen star <b>Bea Miller</b>'s dark-pop dabbling "Yes Girl."<p>2. Alt-pop group <b>Glass Animals</b> globetrotting "Life Itself."<p>3. <b>Broods</b>' "Couldn't Believe," which is equal parts sinister and celebratory.<p>4. <b>Ariana Grande</b>'s hot and humid dance …

14 Of The Most Buzzed-About Books Of 2016

(So far.)<p>Below are the books that have been highest-rated by users, and that are also getting added to tons of "Want to Read" lists.

Watch Phil Collins Return for First Concert in Five Years

Phil Collins officially kicked off his comeback Friday night as the singer returned to the stage for his first solo concert in nearly six years at …

Brooke Candy: Sia Is One of the Most Important Artists in the World Right Now

"The first time I met Sia I was, for the most part, still homeless."<p><i>It's a very interesting time for gender equality in music. Women's voices have never been louder, but at the same time the forces working against them have never been stronger.</i><p><i>As part of Noisey's continued effort to support and</i> …

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10 Books to Counteract Your Downton Abbey Withdrawal

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Coming up: the gigs and albums not to miss in February and March

Photograph: Jean-Sebastien Evrard/AFP/Getty Images<p>New label, new lust for life: Elton John.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>https://media.guim.co.uk/55d428c9241e3dd641863b3aad04ea13c6228ff6/0_39_4256_2554/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Tabatha Fireman/Getty<p>Foxes, AKA Louisa Rose Allen, performing at Brighton Pride …

Prince Stuns at Emotional ‘Piano and a Microphone’ Solo Show

Prince approached the piano, a purple baby grand. He landed a single chord, resonant and bassy. He stood. He walked away.<p>As we could have guessed, …

Listen to PJ Harvey's new track The Wheel

The double Mercury winner returns with the first song taken from her ninth studio album The Hope Six Demolition Project – let us know what you think<p>There are few artists who can get five-star reviews of an album before it’s even been made. Recording her record in full view of the public in a …

20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

The playlist: the best Americana of 2015 – Sufjan Stevens, Nadia Reid and more

All things Americana (and some that aren’t, really) come under the spotlight in the latest of our roundups of the best music of 2015<p>As I said when I first featured him in the playlist, Meilyr Jones isn’t technically Americana, but he’s one of the greatest new talents I’ve encountered in the last 12 …

Hidden gems of 2015: great records you may have missed

Pop and rock,Electronic music,Hip-hop,Indie,Americana,Blues,R&B,Classical music,Philip Glass,Nico Muhly,Jazz,Music,Culture,2015 in review<p>From the thrill of Brittany Howard’s alter ego to joy on the Wirral, modern rockabilly and Nico Muhly’s homage to Philip Glass, our critics pick some of this …