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The Late Movies: Mixed Musical Genres

It’s a treat for your ears when a song you know is performed in a completely different style. Sometimes it seems like there’s a hard dividing line between musical genres, with folk, country, bluegrass, and gospel forever separated from pop, rock and rap. But occasionally a song crosses over, not just on the charts, but [...]

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme XXIV

Thursday night is here once again, meaning it’s time for the game had has singled-handedly raised unemployment by a measurable amount due to its highly addictive nature: GUESS THE THEME. All the songs below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments. Smashing Pumpkins – 1979 Johnny Cash – Ring Of Fire Spinal Tap [...]

8 Candidates for the Next New Nation

On Saturday, South Sudan declared its independence, becoming the brand-spanking newest nation in the world. While peace and prosperity is still a good way off for this newborn, Texas-sized country—ethnic tensions are high, the economy is in shambles, and a half-dozen rebel groups have already vowed to take down the new government—the South Sudanese people [...]