By Lauren Wise I was always one of those metal heads who claimed to listen to all musical genres -- except for country. But in the past year, I've realized that classic country songs, with their imagery and energy, are pretty hard to dislike. Take David Allan Coe's "If That Ain't Country," for exam ... More >>
By Alan Scherstuhl This list of the year's best country albums is assembled with two important premises in mind: First: If the people who record and listen to these records consider them country, than they're damn well country. Purists who argue that country should still sound like '68, '76, '84 o ... More >>
Smart BusinessUCLA Associate Vice Chancellor David Feinberg is among the 36 six-figure execs demanding a higher pensionThe University of California has been just barely scraping by in this economic depression, consistently raising tuition for students and slashing course offerings like weeds. ... More >>
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The little robot that could tops another chart
Dark and violent movies top the years best. What are we at war or something?
Billy Joe shot Billy
Nader runs again, and we may have to live through another term of Bush
To be a real player, the Green Party must harness its youthful passions
Back to the future with the World Federalists
Why Cornel West, Barbara Ehrenreich, Alexander Cockburn, Katha Pollitt and others are voting for Ralph Nader . . .And why Todd Gitlin, Ishmael Reed, Arlie Hochschild, Robert Scheer and others are not
How Bill Bradley Learned to be a Principled Liberal, but not how to Campaign, and how Al Gore Learned to be a Terrific Campaigner, while Trashing his Party's Historic Principles.
The Genius Son of a Welfare Mother, He Made a Fortune in Computers. Now He's Spending it Trying to Reshape the World