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Masterpieces: Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On

by Bill Demain Only one man could make an album about poverty, drugs, and the Vietnam War sound sexy and soulful. That man was Marvin Gaye, and his vision changed the music industry forever. On what would have been his 72nd birthday, let’s look back at What’s Going On. In November 1970, Marvin Gaye brought Motown Records [...]

10 People Who Made a Fortune During the Depression

Note: This article was originally published in 2009. We’re knee deep in server migration this week, so forgive us for reposting a few oldies/goodies. Even during our country’s worst economic downturn, some folks still knew how to make a buck—many bucks, in fact. 1. Babe Ruth The Sultan of Swat was never shy about conspicuous consumption. While baseball [...]

Jimmy Fallon and JT Drop Some Hip-Hop

Last week, Justin Timberlake appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to promote his new movie role. After the interview, the pair launched into a fully choreographed hip-hop medley that has come to be known as “The History of Rap” (although it focuses heavily on late 80′s, 90′s, and 2000′s songs — this is by [...]