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Holy Shit! Man Walks on Moon +50 Years

As you no doubt well know by now, today marks the 50th anniversary of man’s first steps on the Moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Lightyear, er uh, that is to say, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin walked upon the surface of the Moon 50 years ago today, while astronaut Michael Collins orbitted the […]

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Remembering the great Steve McNair 10 years after his tragic death

Jim Wyatt at TitansOnline.com: NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Ten years after his tragic death, quarterback Steve McNair remains in the minds of Titans fans, especially on this day. Indeed. As always, the 4th of July is bittersweet for a Titans fan: while I revel in the memory of Steve “Air” McNair’s amazing performances, I still shake […]

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Remembering the Great Nashville Flood of 2010

Nine years ago today began what has come to be known as “the Great Nashville Flood,” an unexpected weather event which the Army Corps of Engineers described as a “1000-year flood.” In Nashville, the city saw over 13 inches of rain in 36 hours, and the two-day rain totals were nearly 20 inches — more […]

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The GOP Is the Anti-Vaxx Party Now

Sophie Weiner writing at Splinter News: Six states now have bills authored by Democrats that would make forgoing vaccines for children more difficult. In nearly all of those states, which include Colorado, Arizona, New Jersey, Washington, New York, and Maine, the bills have faced Republican opposition. Meanwhile, in West Virginia and Mississippi, the GOP has […]

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It’s Not Enough to Move the Nathan Bedford Forrest Bust

Appearing on the Nashville Scene website under the “From the Archives” section today is the article, “It’s Not Enough to Move the Nathan Bedford Forrest Bust” by Steven Hale: State Sen. Jeff Yarbro put the bust in context [] last month, following a protest at the Capitol. The people that are here today aren’t trying […]

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Taibbi: Why Did John McCain Continue to Support War?

Matt Taibbi writing at Rolling Stone: But he did have one unshakeable conviction: Wherever America had a foreign policy problem, the solution was always to bomb the fuck out of someone. Long before he became a symbol of anti-Trumpism (despite having contributed significantly to the Trump phenomenon by unleashing Sarah Palin on national politics in […]

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Buddy Holly Movie ‘Clear Lake’ in Development

Dave McNary at Variety: Veteran creative executives Rick French and Patrick Shanahan are partnering with Buddy Holly’s widow on “Clear Lake,” depicting Holly’s 1958 music tour with Clarence Collins, Variety has learned exclusively. […] The film will follow Holly and Collins, founder of Little Anthony & the Imperials, as they tour together in the racially […]

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Remembering Steve McNair

Independence Day conjures up images of “Air” McNair’s amazing performances and a life taken too soon Yussuf Khan writing at The Shadow League (last year): He was known for his toughness and for being a dual threat with both his arm and legs, and he was always the one to watch when he had the […]

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Remembering Prince

Two years ago today, we lost Prince. The New Yorker’s piece from two years ago is still one of the best “memorials”: Miles Davis, in his autobiography, compared Prince to Duke Ellington; one might be tempted to add Miles himself to that comparison. When we discuss artists so transcendently brilliant and impossibly prolific, their rarities […]

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No Criminal Charges in Prince’s Death

Variety: Carver County attorney Mark Metz said in a press conference on Thursday that Prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose, and that charges won’t be filed in the investigation into the musician’s death.

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