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The Reinvention of the Guitar That Defined Rock ’n’ Roll

You might not know that Leo Fender—a radio and electronics repairman who never played guitar—created it. You might not know that it’s 67 years old and exists in the same fundamental state now as it did in 1950. You might not know that it produces a spectrum of magical sounds that have likely …

John Oates’ memoir is full of rock and soul

Early on in <i>Change Of Seasons</i>, John Oates maps out the direction of his memoir. Although his personal history converges frequently with that of Daryl …

Soul Music

Keith Richards talks Chuck Berry: 'I've learned more and more from him over the years'

In trying to capture the momentous influence of<p>Chuck Berry, who died March 18 at age 90, numerous obituaries and appreciations written in recent days have theorized that a number of rock ’n’ roll groups may never have formed were it not for his pioneering work.<p>But it’s no wild assumption to say …

Twilight of the Rock Gods

For music fans, the recent flood of celebrity deaths has been overwhelming: David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Prince, Leonard Cohen, George Michael and Chuck Berry seem like a disproportionate number of superstars to lose in a short time span.<p>But with many of rock’s founding fathers and mothers reaching …

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The notorious night Biggie was murdered in Los Angeles

Shaq, Baron Davis, and Nick Van Exel reflect on The Notorious B.I.G., his murder, and the city they called home<p><i>Ordained with a flow as soulful to</i> …

Language Learning Showdown: Rosetta Stone vs. Duolingo

There are so many language learning resources available now it can feel a bit overwhelming. Rosetta Stone and Duolingo are two of the most popular …

Mila Kunis Is The Latest Actress To Call Out Hollywood Sexism

Discussing the rampant sexism in Hollywood (and otherwise) is no longer taboo, so many actresses have been speaking out about their own struggles in the industry. Big names like Jennifer Lawrence, Amanda Seyfried, Amy Adams, Rachel Weisz, and Renee Zellweger have all spoken out about the wage gap …

Mila Kunis

JoJo's Mad Love: Interview

Earlier this year, Joanna “JoJo” Levesque was frustrated with some fair-weather friends and de-stressing the best way she knows how: with 35 minutes …