Bob Dylan

12:42pm

Mon July 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Jonah Lehrer Resigns From 'New Yorker,' Admitting He Made Up Quotes

Originally published on Mon July 30, 2012 3:56 pm

Jonah Lehrer.
Nina Subin Courtesy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Jonah Lehrer, the super star science writer, has resigned from The New Yorker and admitted that quotes that he attributed to Bob Dylan in his latest book, Imagine, don't exist.

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5:40am

Sat July 28, 2012
Music News

Rodriguez: Forgotten In America, Exalted In Africa

Originally published on Sat July 28, 2012 5:52 am

Detroit singer Sixto Rodriguez's sweet voice and socially conscious lyrics made him a legend in apartheid-era South Africa. This photo appears on the cover of his second album, Coming from Reality (1971).
Sony Pictures Classics

Legends rarely disappear. But Sixto Rodriguez that did just that.

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1:25pm

Tue May 29, 2012
The Two-Way

Bob Dylan, Toni Morrison Among Those To Be Honored With Medal Of Freedom

Originally published on Tue May 29, 2012 2:26 pm

President Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to author Toni Morrisson during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

Saying that each one of the recipients has touched countless lives, President Obama presented 13 Presidential Medals of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House today.

All of the people on the stage, Obama said, "are my heroes individually." He said that if it were not for John Doar, the Justice Department official who personally escorted University of Mississippi's first black student to campus, he would not be president.

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4:08pm

Tue May 8, 2012
The Record

'Mad Men"s Beatles Coup Misses The Mark

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 5:50 pm

Don Draper (Jon Hamm) tries to relax as The Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows" plays on the stereo at the end of the latest episode of Mad Men.
Courtesy of AMC

Don Draper sure has a lot of power for a fictional character. At the end of this week's episode of Mad Men, Don dropped the needle on that copy of Revolver ("start with this," his wife Megan said as she pointed at Side B's final track) and the tape loop distortion of "Tomorrow Never Knows" started dripping through his hi-fi speakers. As Lennon sang, "You may see the meaning of within," the camera showed Don's wife and his co-workers, all caught in moments of uncertainty and transition. Don's own response to this hit of mind-expanding music? Disinterest.

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1:28am

Wed May 2, 2012
Music

Marcel Khalife: The Bob Dylan Of The Arab World

Originally published on Wed May 2, 2012 6:03 am

Marcel Khalife is a Middle Eastern musical and political icon.
Driss Ben Malek Courtesy of the artist

The Lebanese classical musician and composer Marcel Khalife is often compared to Bob Dylan — not for his music, but for his politics. The Middle Eastern musical and political icon sings about freedom and nationalism.

Khalife is famous for translating poetry into music. For years, he collaborated with the nationalist Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish.

"It began when I graduated from the music conservatory in Beirut. The civil war started in Lebanon — I wanted to change the world with music," says Khalife.

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