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Politicians Become Cats With Artist's Touch
An Oklahoma artist’s not kitten around when he says he wants to draw a cat version of all 100 U.S. senators. Anthony Pego, an Oklahoma City artist, last week started posting on his website drawings of politicians as cats, giving whiskers and fur to pols ranging from the Senate majority leader to an
Record Release Rundown: The Latest From Phantogram, Guided By Voices, Suzanne Vega & More
This week the release schedule began to pick up. We will examine the second full-length from indie-dance band Phantogram, as well as the latest from prolific alt-rock stalwarts Guided By Voices. Suzanne Vega released a new record this week, as did Tom Petty's keyboard player Benmont Tench.
How to Tell Good Debt From Bad Debt
We are a nation of debtors. Altogether, American consumers are $11.3 trillion in debt . More than $856 billion of this is from credit cards — the average individual credit card debt is more than $15,000 — and more than $1 trillion comes from student loans (the average loan total is more than
Folk Singer and Activist Pete Seeger Dead at Age 94
Seeger wrote hundreds of songs that were performed by many of the greats in American Folk Music.
Folk Singer and Activist Pete Seeger Dead at 94
Legendary folk singer and activist Pete Seeger has died at age 94. Seeger’s record label, Appleseed Recordings, released a statement to ABC News confirming his death. “Nobody is truly gone until all those who are touched or influenced by that person are gone,” Appleseed founder Jim Musselman said
Sundance Film Follows Woman's Worst Fear: Does She Have Huntington's Disease?
Marianna Palka, who left Scotland to pursue a career in filmmaking in the United States, knew she had a "50-50" chance of getting Huntington's disease – a rare, but devastating genetic disease that has been described as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and ALS, all rolled into one. It began to destroy her
Watch: Ghosts of the Canyon: Deportee Mystery Comes to Light After 65 Years
Woody Guthrie must have known that immigrants were more than just labels like "illegal" or "deportee." In 1948, news of a plane crash at Los Gatos Canyon, in California’s central San Joaquin Valley, made headlines across the country, but while the four American crew members were identified by name,
28 Immigrant Victims from 1948 Plane Crash Finally Recognized
Decades after Woody Guthrie protest poem, immigrant victims of plane crash are recognized.
Margaret Thatcher, That's Entertainment
Margaret Thatcher, who died at 87, has been portrayed in films, plays and music.
Photos: Who Is Fred Ross Sr.?
Fred Ross Sr. is the legendary community organizer who mobilized and trained workers across California and other states. He taught renowned labor leaders like César Chávez and Dolores Huerta how to inspire people to fight injustice through house meetings and door-to-door recruitment. Ross Sr.