Former Cleveland Cavaliers beat reporter for Cleveland Scene, write news/policy cover stories & music features at magazines and alt-weeklies nationwide.
Like any bloodless coup, this one takes place within the palace, beyond the purview of prying eyes. It's an inside job spearheaded by the ultimate in inside players, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. He's a former Obama fundraiser, cable lobbyist, and head of the cable trade association, chosen by the president to chaperon the very industry he once served.
The Coen brothers are to rock what Nirvana was to hair metal — its cold-blooded executioners. T-Bone Burnett’s soundtrack to their 2000 movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? was the crowbar to the kidneys that crippled rock ’n’ roll. Moments later, beardoes in drab pallbearer-wear descended on rock’s prostate body, stomping out its lights on the way to Milk Bar, the nearby fair trade/all-organic coffee shop.
When you've turned nothing into something once already, you tend to feel you can do it again. There's faith your luck will turn. Perhaps it's delusion. But for a professional poker player, self-confidence is essential.
America is a great country. It's even better when you get all the benefits of living here without springing for its upkeep.
That was Medtronic's message in June, when it announced the purchase of Covidien, a Massachusetts company that specializes in respiratory monitoring and hospital supplies. The deal would allow the Minnesota pacemaker pioneer to broaden its selection of medical products.
It was also about gaming the American tax system.
What enables music to engage and touch us so deeply? The advent of brain-imaging technology has ignited a firestorm of study into the connection between music and the brain, and has suggested that the processing of music is tied to our basic emotional and motor centers, the amygdala and cerebellum, as well as the hippocampus (involved in spatial navigation and the creation of memories).
Medicare fraudsters swindle millions from the feds ...
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