William Kessler

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Animated history of the English language

If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from. …

Dream Team: Talking With Dr. John About His Louis Armstrong Project

When a friend calls you about a labor of love based on seeing his friend in a dream, it's generally not newsworthy unless your friend is Dr. John and his friend is Louis Armstrong. I had the chance to talk with old friend Dr. John (born Mac Rebennack) about his well received "Props to Pops" tribute …

Black Sabbath schedules 2014 American tour dates

Black Sabbath have scheduled a new leg of North American tour dates behind their reunion album <i>13</i>. Stretching most of April, it includes stops in …

It's All About Janelle Monáe In Her Divine Visual For "I Like That"

Music<p>Your trusted destination for top music news, music industry information, and concert details.<p>Hip-Hop<p>It's unexpected, to say the …

Bashir: Remembering Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland

Martin Bashir remembers the great singer Bobby ‘Blue Bland’, whose version of “Stormy Monday” Van Morrison once called a “spiritual experience.”

Keith Olbermann on Why He Left MSNBC - and How He Plans to Get Even

A candid interview with the host of 'Countdown'<p>Keith Olbermann hobbles into an expensive seafood restaurant in Manhattan on a recent afternoon with …

Al Gore

This Is What Happens When Bill Maher, Joy Behar & MSNBC Host Chris Hayes Get Together to Talk About the GOP

Talk show host and outspoken comedian Bill Maher thrashed out at the Republican Party on his HBO show Friday night, saying the GOP has a “coke addict’s obsession with defunding Obamacare.”<p>The conversation, centered around a new bizarre anti-Obamacare ad released earlier this week, showcased liberal …

MSNBC Anchor’s Shocking Question to GOP Rep.: ‘Do You Hate Obamacare More Than You Love Your Country?’

MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts tried Tuesday to back Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn into a rhetorical corner by asking her an inflammatory and partisan question.<p>“Let me ask you, when it comes to Obamacare, do you hate Obamacare more than you love your country?” Roberts asked the Tennessee …

Chris Matthews: ‘Group pressure’ at MSNBC forces partisanship on talent

In an interview on “Larry King Now,” MSNBC’s <b>Chris Matthews</b> said that internal pressure at MSNBC (as well as other cable channels) forces on-air talent to be more politically partisan.<p>“I’m watching Fox [News],” Matthews said. “Will [new primetime anchor] <b>Megyn Kelly</b> be able to stay in the middle or …

Bill Maher: ‘fact check MSNBC and they are very rarely wrong’

HBO “Real Time’s” <b>Bill Maher</b> appeared on CNN’s “<b>Piers Morgan</b> Live” Tuesday night to talk politics and the media. He specifically compared MSNBC to Fox News.<p>“The difference between Fox and MSNBC is you can fact check what they say on MSNBC and they are very rarely wrong,” Maher said. “They are not …

GOP Congressman, Confused By Satirical Article, Goes After MSNBC Host Chris Hayes

Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa) castigated MSNBC host Chris Hayes this week, calling him "America's village idiot" in a Facebook post. Latham, however, ended up being the one looking uninformed, when he found out that he based his criticism of Hayes on what turned out to be a satirical article.<p>On Monday, …

Inconsistencies Haunt Official Record Of Kennedy's Death

The first thing T. Jeremy Gunn says when you ask him about President John F. Kennedy's assassination is, "I'm not a conspiracy theorist. I don't have a theory about what happened."<p>But he knows <i>a lot</i> about it from his work for the Assassination Records Review Board, established by Congress in 1992, …

Here Comes The Real Government Takeover Of Health Care

Now, this issue is about to blow up in Republicans' faces.<p>Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), who faces a tough re-election fight in a red state next year, has introduced a bill to address the president's broken promise through greater government control over the individual health insurance market. Her …

Scalia’s chance to smash unions: The huge under-the-radar case

A Supreme Court case being argued Wednesday could take away a tactic that’s kept unions alive<p>On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on an under-the-radar case that could deal a major blow to already embattled U.S. unions. As Harvard labor law professor Benjamin Sachs told the New York …