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A Broken Hallelujah

Leonard Cohen’s music was like “cluster bombs,” Liel Leibovitz writes. “They dropped fast, penetrated deeply, and set off a series of ongoing explosions that resonated long after they were first heard.”

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The Power of Protest Contest: Find Out Who Won

We have a winner, folks. Or make that two: a winning song and the Truthdig reader who named the tune. It wasn’t easy to settle on just one out of all the possibilities—and we’ll give nods to some of those after the jump—but it was fun.

Posted on Nov 4, 2011 READ MORE



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Leonard Cohen Lands Spain’s Top Literary Prize

We will resist the impulse to do a cheesy riff on the lyrics of Leonard Cohen in reporting that the 76-year-old Canadian singer and poet is this year’s winner of Spain’s prestigious Prince of Asturias literary award.

Posted on Jun 1, 2011 READ MORE



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Leonard Cohen Defies Boycott to Perform in Israel

Leonard Cohen performed in a soccer stadium near Tel Aviv on Thursday over the objections of activists who want artists and entertainers to stay away from the Holy Land. Unlike Madonna, as The Washington Post points out, Cohen donated his earnings to Israeli-Palestinian reconciliation and managed to avoid wrapping himself in the Israeli flag.

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