The Pretenders

Books
The girl we meet in the early pages of Chrissie Hynde's heartfelt and beautifully written memoir, Reckless, is like millions of other cool kids in the sixties who were obsessed with music, became very adept at lying to their parents, and did a lot of drugs.
Entertainment
Give Amy Allen a capital "A" for effort while the singer-songwriter also makes an upper case for herself in the Ambition Department. Backed by the group she started forming in February 2014, Allen is revving up for a promising music career with Amy & the Engine.
Entertainment
The Pretenders singer warned women not to wear high heels if they hope to run from an assailant.
Entertainment
"Back in my teens, New York WAS the music business. ... I'd go up to Harlem to buy my records. It was a straight line on the D train from King's Highway to 125th street, and they had great record stores up there. ... I mean, I just couldn't think of a better place to be."
Entertainment
This week we review music by Big Boi, Lefty Frizzell, Garbage, Bessie Smith, The Alabama Shakes, and more.
Culture
Pretense can be powerful. Who makes the decision that your work is important? Whether you believe the answer is your boss, the marketplace, your colleagues, your customers or you yourself, the answer is, ultimately, that you decide.
Entertainment
Here's a list of ten Christmas songs that never get old for me even during this holiday season when it can be difficult to hear anything but seasonal classics.
Entertainment
"I think the culture today is very, very different from what it was in the '60s, and I feel lucky that I grew up at a time when I had these very strong female role models. They were strong women, but their power was very much connected to their creativity and their voice."
Entertainment
Here's a loose-lipped playlist for Stan the Man, a dude with a big ego and a very mixed record who finally accomplished the impossible -- actually stealing some of the cultural spotlight away from Lady GaGa.
Entertainment
Last year, harper Simon independently released an excellent solo debut that established him as one of the best new singer-songwriters in the genre.
Entertainment
My mother told me about VegiTERRANEAN and I was immediately on board.
Entertainment
Six years later, the newest installment of the series passes the torch to a younger stable of artists who, along with series initiator Vicki Iovine and Timothy Shriver, shared their thoughts about the album.
Entertainment
American music gives us more than enough to provide a great list of songs to play this Christmas. I dug up twelve songs from a variety of styles to inspire you on the holiday.
Entertainment
It's refreshing that a young, promising group like Arctic Monkeys and its producers were smart enough to reinvent the brand before it got stale and formulaic, which this project absolutely is not.
Style & Beauty
Lucky and I dropped by the New York League of Humane Voters City Council event and listened to politicians jockeying for top-dog positions.
Entertainment
This week, Dog Ears takes a look at FarmAid 2008 and the artists that participated in it, including Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp, and many, many more...
Entertainment
Valentines Day recommendations from Leonard Cohen, Etta James, Harry Nilson, The Pretenders, Big Star, Starland Vocal Band, and Cass McCombs.