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For the anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, I asked seven New York-based National Geographic photographers to share an image of theirs that they considered emblematic of the city post 9/11. I wanted to know if New York had changed, and if so, how it was manifested visually. The …

10 Paradoxical Traits Of Creative People

Creative people are humble and proud. Creative people tend to be both extroverted and introverted. Creative people are rebellious and conservative. How creative are you?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>I frequently find myself …

Creativity

Meet 'The Brothers' Who Shaped U.S. Policy, Inside And Out

In 1953, for the first and only time in history, two brothers were appointed to head the overt and covert sides of American foreign policy. President Dwight Eisenhower appointed John Foster Dulles secretary of state, and Allen Dulles director of the CIA.<p>Journalist Stephen Kinzer says the Dulles …

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Mike Rowe on How Many Are Following the ‘Worst Advice in the History of the World’

Mike Rowe, widely-known from the hit TV show “Dirty Jobs” and a series of Ford commercials, appeared on The Glenn Beck Program Wednesday to discuss his efforts with the mikeroweWORKS Foundation in challenging “the absurd belief that a four-year degree is the only path to success.”<p>“We’re lending …

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Justin Timberlake Song 'Shows How Far We Have to Go,' Says Take Back the Night Foundation

Sexual assault awareness group seeks 'amicable resolution' to possible legal action over name<p>Justin Timberlake surprised everyone by announcing a …

Privacy group calls for FTC investigation of Jay-Z app

Now he’s got 100 problems. Rapper<p>Jay-Zwas widely praised for his business savvy after he announced a plan to give away 1 million copies of his new album to Samsung Galaxy smartphone users through a special app.<p>But that app has generated a slew of complaints from users, and even a fellow rapper, …

New Tool Album Expected Early in 2014

Drummer: 'We're trying to push things in different ways'<p>The next album from Tool will likely be released at the beginning of 2014. Drummer Danny …

The Monkees Return With Michael Nesmith

Papa Nez was in hearty spirits all night<p>Here's a sight Monkees fans have spent years dreaming about: Michael Nesmith playing his trademark 12-string …

Stevie Wonder to Boycott Florida After Zimmerman Verdict

Singer won't play where 'Stand Your Ground' law is in effect<p>Following the acquittal last weekend of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of …

The 40 Greatest Led Zeppelin Songs of All Time

The definitive guide to Zeppelin’s finest recorded moments<p>40<p>21. 'Dancing Days' (1973)<p>After recording this at Mick Jagger's country home Stargroves in …

Guitar

20 Years Ago, Tupac Broke Through

This year marks the 20th anniversary of a remarkable year in music. Over the 12 months of 1993, the Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, A Tribe Called Quest, Queen Latifah and more than a dozen other rap groups released albums that helped change the sound of America. That year one of the most influential …

Question Of The Week: What Music Will You Be Nostalgic For In 20 Years?

<i>Earlier this week week we asked you to look ahead 20 years from now, and guess what music from today you'll be the most nostalgic about. There were some great suggestions, including Wilco, Outkast and Sufjan Stevens.</i><p><i>We've put together some of your picks in a couple of playlists — at the bottom of</i> …

If it's between Bieber and a bombing suspect, who can blame Rolling Stone?

Now that lateness is thought bad behaviour, and even Downey Jr's a bore, it's no wonder the US mag went with that cover<p>In an age where Justin Bieber is routinely described as a "bad boy", who can blame Rolling Stone for feeling obliged to bung a bombing suspect on its cover? If outrage were left to …

The 11 Most Embarrassing Best-Selling Albums Of All Time

But sometimes guilty pleasures can spill out of control and become national waves of embarrassment.<p>We picked through the RIAA's database to find the most unlikely — and in some cases, most shameful — all-time best-selling albums in the U.S.<p>Popular culture in America was never exactly high brow.<p>But …

Albums

Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Greatest Black Sabbath Album?

Cast your vote in our weekly poll<p>Black Sabbath kicked off the American leg of their <i>13</i> world tour this week in Woodlands, Texas. They stay in the …

Learning To Play Guitar: Expectations Vs. Reality

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15 Rock Stars Behaving Badly

Throwing tantrums and haymakers, peeing in public and other ill-advised acts<p>When security cameras captured Kid Rock throwing haymakers at an Atlanta …

Crime

10 Best Rock Drummers Ever?

Dave Grohl (and Ringo Starr) fans, go take 1mg of Klonopin and come back in an hour.<p>A lot of media publications and sites have of course written "top ten drummer" stories, but Buzzfeed hadn't. Well, now BuzzFeed has a drummer-writer.<p>My qualifications? I began playing drums right out the womb, …

That Rolling Stone Cover Sold Pretty Well

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>So much for the big retail boycott of <i>Rolling Stone's</i> August issue. You know, the one with Boston …

50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now

The crowd-pleasing, club-wrecking, festival-killing road rulers<p>Who rules the road in 2013? To find out, <i>Rolling Stone</i> asked a panel of writers, …

Miley Cyrus

The Stories Behind 22 Classic Album Covers

1. <i>Nevermind</i> (1991)<p><b>Nirvana<br>Design by Robert Fisher and Kirk Weddle</b><p>Spencer Elden's first time swimming was a memorable one.<p>At four months old, Elden was …

Andy Warhol

Eli and Peyton Manning Made a Hilarious Rap Video

NFL brothers rhyme, "Your phone ain't for callin', your phone's for footballin'"<p>Eli and Peyton Manning have done the truly unexpected: donned …

The nine lives of Trent Reznor

The creator of immersive and angst-laden industrial sound assaults has become an unlikely elder statesman of alternative rock<p>The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena is swarming with cops. SWAT team helicopters circle, squad cars fill the parking lot and medical tents are on standby. But they're not …

Flashback: Van Halen's Ill-Fated 2004 Reunion Tour With Sammy Hagar

Watch them play 'Panama' in New Jersey<p>Van Halen's 2004 reunion tour with Sammy Hagar made a lot of sense, on paper. The group had been in hibernation …