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  • How Jimi Hendrix’s London Years Changed Music

    “It’s so lovely now,” Jimi Hendrix said in his muzzy mumble, his topplingly elegant, close-to-gibberish, discreetly space-traveling undertone, onstage one night in 1967 at the Bag O’Nails in London. “I kissed the fairest soul brother of England, Eric Clapton—kissed him right on the lips.” This…
  • The Fall’s Best Movies Are About American Soul-Searching

    David Byrne has long been a master of perfectly designed worlds. The 1984 concert film Stop Making Sense, with his band Talking Heads, captured how carefully he stages his shows, bringing in band members one by one to emphasize how each contributes to the harmonies…
  • How the NFL Is Dismantling Our Constitutional Republic

    Commentary On Sept. 10, the NFL season kicked off with a marquee matchup. Despite having a captive audience in their homes due to the pandemic, the overnight Nielsen ratings for the game were down 16 percent compared to last year’s opener. Sunday night’s ratings were…
  • California Bill Requires Diversity on Corporate Boards

    Assembly Bill 979 (AB 979) is sitting on California Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk awaiting his signature by Sept. 30 to become law. It would require publicly listed corporations to appoint individuals from underrepresented communities to their boards of directors.   According to AB 979, introduced by…
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