1969 Hendrix telegram: Can Paul come to play? Miles and Jimi. Jimi and Miles. Fans of the late trumpet and guitar masters have long known that Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix had been making plans to record together in the year before Hendrix's sudden death in 1970. More
Randy Jackson leaving 'American Idol' Jackson out. Randy Jackson, the lone original "American Idol" judge, says he won't be returning to the Fox talent competition. "To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on `American Idol,' I have decided to leave after this season," Jackson said in a statement Thursday. More
4 Years Ago: Beastie Boys’ Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch Dies On May 4, 2012, the music world was dealt a crushing blow with the news that Adam Yauch, better known as “MCA” to Beastie Boys fans, had passed away at the age of 47. As a member of the pioneering trio, Yauch helped the Beasties meld the worlds of rock ... 05/4/2016 - 12:57 am | View Link
Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys Dies After Cancer Battle Adam Yauch, part of the groundbreaking hip-hop trio the Beastie Boys, has died, ABCNews.com has confirmed. He was 47. "We at Silva Artist Management are deeply saddened to confirm the passing of our friend and client, Adam Yauch," the band's manager ... 05/4/2012 - 10:37 am | View Link
Adam 'MCA' Yauch of the Beastie Boys dies at 47 Adam "MCA" Yauch, a founding member of the pioneering rap band Beastie Boys, died Friday after a nearly three-year battle with cancer, the band's publicist said. A torrent of Twitter messages from entertainers lauded Yauch, 47, as a visionary musical ... 05/4/2012 - 10:34 am | View Link
Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch dies aged 47 Beastie Boys co-founder Adam Yauch has died aged 47 today (May 4). The rapper's death was confirmed in a lengthy statement posted on the band's official website, Beastieboys.com. It began: "It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper ... 05/4/2012 - 7:13 am | View Link
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Adam Yauch, a Founder of the Beastie Boys, Dies at 47 ... Adam Yauch, a rapper and founder of the pioneering and multimillion-selling hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, died on Friday in Manhattan. He was 47. His ... 05/4/2012 - 7:59 pm | View Website
By Elinor Lipman, The Washington Post
Ahhh, how great to be back in Seattle, to the most precious and lampoonable version of that city as seen through the worried eyes of Eleanor Flood, the narrator and antiheroine of Maria Semple’s inventive third novel, “Today Will Be Different.”
Eleanor is chronically disappointed in herself, in her versions of wife- and motherhood; in her degrees of kindness, friendship, organization, pet ownership and yoga attendance.
The line everybody knows from “The Tempest” — whether they’ve seen it or not — comes late in the play when young Miranda spies the shipwrecked men on her father’s magical island and exclaims, “O brave new world, that has such people in ’t!” That’s a charmingly naive reaction because we understand that these characters are neither goodly nor beauteous, as she supposes.
It’s hard not to bring the same cynical understanding to the publishing industry, which keeps trying to pass off waterlogged ideas as fresh.
By Mary Louise Kelly, Special to The Washington Post
In the first pages of Ben Macintyre’s riveting new history, you learn that the idea for a revolutionary fighting force — a commando unit that became the prototype for special forces around the world — was conceived not in the heat of battle but from the acute boredom of a sickbed.
Specifically, the sickbed of one David Stirling.
Tomas Tranströmer. Svetlana Alexievich. Alice Munro.
It used to be that the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to authors who wrote dense poems, short stories and novels in heady obscurity, as a sort of compensation for toiling in an art that’s as difficult as it is sorely under-appreciated (now more than ever).
The times, they are a changin’.
Bob Dylan’s claim to the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature came as a shock last week.