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Turn On, Tune In, Drop Album Aug. 07, 2019

The Word Guy

Q: Musicians used to "release" a new album, but now a new album is "dropped." What the heck is that?... Read More

Full Moon Pre-Roll Jul. 15, 2019

Horoscopes by Holiday

A swollen Capricorn lunar luminary careens toward tomorrow's eclipse. This is a mogul's moon bringin... Read More

Mercury Measurements Jun. 25, 2019

Horoscopes by Holiday

Women on bicycles, electric guitars, Elvis' dancing — what is radical to one generation is com... Read More

How to Create Conflict Jun. 12, 2019

Walter E. Williams

We are living in a time of increasing domestic tension. Some of it stems from the presidency of Dona... Read More

Short Takes on Overly Aggressive Eating and Vacuuming Apr. 15, 2019

Daily Editorials

Hold Your Fire Law enforcers deserve credit for exercising restraint under extreme duress as they re... Read More

Stress Squashes the Romance Mar. 28, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I'm in my early 50s and have been married to "Ralph" for two years. At first, he was att... Read More

Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do Mar. 15, 2019

Positive Aging

Did you have music lessons when you were a youngster? For most of the last century, it is reported, ... Read More

Pisces New Moon Mar. 06, 2019

Horoscopes by Holiday

Feats of magic are called tricks because deception is key in pulling off the illusion. No foolery me... Read More

Come to Muscle Shoals for the Music Feb. 09, 2019

Travel and Adventure

By Steve Bergsman "Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers. And they've been known to pick a song or ... Read More

Brats Distributed Equally by Age, Gender Feb. 08, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I live with my parents, my grandmother and two younger brothers. Whenever I do somethin... Read More

Love Country Music? Visit Bristol, Tennessee Jan. 20, 2019

Travel and Adventure

By Steve Bergsman A while back I was in a Nashville recording studio chatting with Carl Jackson, a G... Read More

Baby, It's Crazy Outside Dec. 18, 2018

William Murchison

As Cole Porter slyly reminds us: "In olden days a glimpse of stocking / Was looked on as something s... Read More

Athletes Must Maintain Good Grades Nov. 09, 2018

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm in the 10th grade, and I get super grades in my classes. I'm not quite sure what I ... Read More

'Bohemian Rhapsody': Rami Malek Gives a Championship Performance as the Great Queen Frontman Freddie Mercury Nov. 02, 2018


"Bohemian Rhapsody" — which recounts the life of the late Queen singer Freddie Mercury, played... Read More

They Could Have Made Sweet Music Sep. 23, 2018

Tales From the Front

Martha is what you might call a "culture vulture." When she saw "Fantasia" for the first time as an ... Read More

Shutting the Door on the Open Office Aug. 23, 2018

Work Daze

Be honest — are you overstimulated? I know you're excited to read this week's column, but that... Read More

Old Dirt Jun. 16, 2018

Katiedid Langrock

Mortifyingly satisfying. Those were the words that came to mind as I drove through my old stamping g... Read More

Math, Music and Cosmic Squares May. 07, 2018

Horoscopes by Holiday

Mathematician Joseph Fourier claimed that math, the universal, clear and errorless language, is a "s... Read More

'May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers': The Greatest Little Band That's Never Gone Platinum Feb. 02, 2018


I have failed several times to pigeonhole the Avett Brothers for people I think might like them. It'... Read More

Ban It All Oct. 20, 2017

Adriana Cohen

No nation can govern by catering to everyone's feelings. But thanks to political correctness promulg... Read More