In August, at the Baltimore Ravens' training camp, offensive lineman John Urschel suffered a concussion — sparking one of the most interesting stories in the ongoing debate over brain injuries in the NFL. While every player has plenty to lose from head trauma, Urschel is unique: He's the only one who stands to ruin his sideline career as an internationally recognized mathematician.
Since 2008, five correctional officers at High Desert State Prison in Susanville, CA have committed suicide. Some of the victims' families claim abuse from other High Desert COs brought them to it. A strict code of silence, at times enforced with violence, rules the prison’s workforce. Here’s what happened to one CO who tried to speak out.
Keith Richards, recently held an intimate listening session in New York for 'Crosseyed Heart,' his first solo album in 23 years. On the LP, Richards played the majority of the instruments himself, and showed off his musical personalities — including hard-luck rock & roll, horn-steeped Memphis soul and gorgeous after-hours ballads. Read our report below.
Jimmy Kimmel was inspired by Kanye West's announcement at the #VMAs that he'll run for president in 2020. The late-night host offered proof on yesterday's Jimmy Kimmel Live! that West's verbosity, policies and anti-politics politicking have much in common with those of Donald J. Trump. Watch his video comparison below.
Two years ago, Dave Davies told us there was a "50/50 chance" of a The Kinks reunion in the near future, but the singer-guitarist is now revising those odds. Davies also discussed his new live album, 'Rippin' Up New York City' and the upcoming Kinks biopic, 'You Really Got Me.' "Hopefully I can be involved with the project throughout as a consultant, and maybe extra music for the soundtrack," he says.
Following Kanye West's #VMAs declaration that he wants to run for president in 2020, 24-year-old Baltimore-native Eugene Craig registered ReadyForKanye.net and filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to register the Ready for Kanye political action committee. Craig spoke with us about his reasons for starting the PAC and how he's preparing the world for President West.
Kelly Clarkson continues to honor fans' cover songs requests during each stop on her current tour, putting her own spin on tunes by everyone from Taylor Swift to Joe Cocker to Elvis Presley. At her recent show in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Clarkson added Dolly Parton to the mix, delivering a spine-tingling version of the 1973 smash, "Jolene." Watch below.