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Going to the John

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Look: Yoko Ono’s Anti-Gun Tweets Include Photo of John Lennon’s Bloody Glasses

More than 1,057,000 people have been killed by gun violence in the U.S. since the former Beatle was shot to death, according to the text above a picture that his widow tweeted.

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Imagine All My Words

“The John Lennon Letters” collects and reproduces 285 postcards, telegrams, to-do lists and other writings from the former Beatle’s early childhood to Dec. 8, 1980, hours before he was killed.

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 READ MORE



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Graham Nash Still Really Gives a S#!*

The first time Graham Nash made me want to talk back to grown-ups was in the summer of 1977. 

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They Weren’t All the Queen’s Men

Many would consider being knighted or otherwise honored by England’s royals a dream come true. But more than 200 rebellious Brits have declined or returned the honor, refusing to hand their names and legacies over to rulers seeking to bolster their own dubious reputations. John Lennon and authors Roald Dahl and C.S. Lewis are on that list.

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Miley Cyrus and OWS Share a Headline for Fun and Profit

It’s bound to happen, when a movement like Occupy Wall Street takes hold on a national scale, that some famous people in the entertainment business will attach themselves to the cause, and that their bids for legitimacy as self-styled political activists will be met with skepticism, if not worse.

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 READ MORE


War Is Started

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The Peasants Need Pitchforks

The delusion of a classless America in which opportunity is equally distributed is the most effective deception perpetrated by the moneyed elite that controls all the key levers of power in what passes for our democracy.

Posted on Apr 6, 2011 READ MORE



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Rolling Stone Finds ‘Lost’ Lennon Interview

Handily aligning with the unleashing of The Beatles’ music into the iTunes computerverse, as well as with the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s death, Rolling Stone magazine has published heretofore unreleased portions of the slain Beatle’s final interview ... (continued)

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The Beatles and iTunes Come Together, Finally

The Beatles played their iconic songs in countless legendary venues, but until Tuesday their music had yet to conquer one crucial platform: iTunes. That’s about to change, thanks to a long-awaited and now done deal between the band and Apple Inc.

Posted on Nov 16, 2010 READ MORE


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The Vatican Now Officially Approves of the Beatles

The Vatican continues to be rocked by a wide-ranging sex abuse scandal, and the pressure it’s under could have something to do with its newly revised opinion of The Beatles. Although the Holy See’s official newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, pointed to the potentially Satanic ... (continued) Updated

Posted on Apr 12, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Catcher in the Rye’ Author J.D. Salinger Dies at 91

Time magazine fancifully describes author J.D. Salinger, who died Wednesday at age 91, as “the hermit crab of American letters.” That’s because after achieving literary fame with his 1951 (and only) novel, “The Catcher in the Rye,” Salinger wasn’t too keen on being in the public eye.

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Madonna vs. McCain

Madonna is no John McCain fan, and the feeling’s definitely mutual. The newly minted quinquagenarian icon is once again playing the provocateur on her latest tour, taking aim at McCain by making some undesirable comparisons between the GOP’s presumptive nominee and certain nefarious world leaders from past and present.

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War Is Over-ish

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John Lennon: 25 Years Later

“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.”
- John Lennon (Oct. 9, 1940-Dec. 8, 1980)

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