Take a Tour Through Tom Waits’s World With This Interactive Map

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Tom Waits doesn’t just write songs. He tells stories—of vagrants, orphans, tramps, and brawlers—with scenes so vivid you can almost smell the stench of scotch and cigarettes in the room.

And the Student Said Unto Me: “Jesus Will Save You From Your Homosexual Feelings.”

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Dr. Warren Blumenfeld on the intersection of war, religion, homophobia and the “ultimate truth.”

Learning To Be Alone Again

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After ten years of marriage, Nathan Graziano is finding being alone a different challenge from his old single days.

YOU MUST CHOOSE! Holiday Album Edition Part One–Boney M or Bob Dylan?

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For all the remaining holiday seasons every time you hear music it will either be from Boney M.’s “Christmas with Boney M.” or Bob Dylan’s “Christmas in the Heart”. You cannot stop listening to music. YOU MUST CHOOSE!

In Paris, A Bohemian Love at First Sight

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Queue the squeezebox and pop the champagne. This story of courtship gives us a reason to believe in mature romance.

The Good Men Playlist: John Anderson – 30 Years of Swingin’

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Rob Joyner introduces you to a country legend.

Bob Dylan’s Surprise Viral Hit

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Dylan’s 50 year old hit wins the internet.

Four Vital Lessons That We Need to Teach Young Men

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Brendan Malone wants to help fix the ‘Rōnin’ generation – young men who lack a sense of direction and purpose because of the loss of authentic masculine identity. Here’s how.

Empty Chairs Video a Backward Vision of the American Dream

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Indie band’s “GTMO” single tells tale from Guantamo inmate’s point of view.

Brat’s Last Things

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“This was two months before he left his family. Arthur can’t tell you exactly what he did on that birthday, only that it left a taste of fatty pizza and cheap plastic in his mouth, that it involved a giant singing rodent, and that it was important to him.” Weekend Fiction By Delaney Nolan

The New ‘New Dylans’: Musical Storytellers for Modern Times

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Here are four of the finest narrators who still use song as a medium—raconteurs capturing distinctly modern stories.

33 Albums You Should Listen to Before You Die

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Music you don’t have on your iPod … yet. Steve Jaeger’s got bold taste in movies, and albums, too.

What Is a Good Man?

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With quotes from friends and famous folks alike, Tom Matlack finds that defining goodness is not science, it’s art.

We Are All Pussy Riot, We Are All Waiting To Happen

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Pussy Riot’s battle in Russia has revitalized the political backbone of the punk community, but it has also transcended punk.

Open Thread: Is There Such a Thing as a Good Cover Song?

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Nothing worse than some crappy pop and trying to sing Beatles songs, or Bob Dylan (with affect and harmonica… terrible) or Nirvana. But does it ever happen that a cover song just works?

Video: The Evolution of Dad Dancing

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Further confirming that Jimmy Fallon is the most talented man on TV, I offer you this Father’s Day Gift – three amazing videos!!