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  • Esperanza Spalding: Grammy talent evident, back in 2008

    Esperanza Spalding: Grammy talent evident, back in 2008

    Esperanza Spalding won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist Sunday night in Los Angeles. Just a few years ago, Esperanza Spalding spent time in Boston - first as a student, then as a teacher at the world-renowned Berklee College of Music.

  • Don Kirshner, record producer, was the 'man with the golden ear'

    Don Kirshner, record producer, was the 'man with the golden ear'

    Don Kirshner: Pop singer Tony Orlando said Kirshner was responsible for so many careers, "it would make your head spin."

  • WikiLaughs: Top eight WikiLeaks jokes

    WikiLaughs: Top eight WikiLeaks jokes

    Classified diplomatic cables. Sensitive military documents. Lists of vulnerable sites to US interests. WikiLeaks is serious business. But humor is one way the public sifts through the meaning of news. Or at least a way to distract ourselves from looking at those same 12 photos of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over and over again. Here's a look at the lighter side of WikiLeaks.

  • Sarah Palin's 'America by Heart' sure to stir friends – and enemies

    Vox News Sarah Palin's 'America by Heart' sure to stir friends – and enemies

    Sarah Palin's new book 'America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag' goes on sale Tuesday. It arrives as Palin ponders a run for the presidency, drawing criticism from the right.

  • A tepid return for Conan O'Brien: Time to rethink late-night talk?

    A tepid return for Conan O'Brien: Time to rethink late-night talk?

    The first two episodes of the highly anticipated Conan O'Brien show on TBS have been called conventional. The late-night talk show genre is in trouble, media-watchers say.

  • Conan O'Brien returns -- to a changed late-night landscape

    Conan O'Brien returns -- to a changed late-night landscape

    To the delight of Team Coco, Conan O'Brien returns to late-night TV after his ouster by Jay Leno. But the competition for young viewers has shifted with the rise of Comedy Central.

  • In Pictures Chilean miner's marathon

    Chilean miner Edison Pena carries a Chilean flag at the finish of the New York City Marathon in New York on Nov. 7, less than a month after he was rescued from a collapsed mine that trapped him and 32 co-workers for 69 days. Pena jogged regularly in the unblocked tunnels of the mine.

  • Obama on 'Daily Show': Will Jon Stewart make fun of him?

    Vox News Obama on 'Daily Show': Will Jon Stewart make fun of him?

    President Obama is appearing on 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart' because that's where the young voters are, the White House says. The appearance is Wednesday night.

  • President Obama's week of wooing younger Democrats ahead of Election 2010

    Vox News President Obama's week of wooing younger Democrats ahead of Election 2010

    All week President Obama has been trying to reenergize the youth vote for the Democrats. Comedians Jon Stewart and David Letterman had some suggestions for President Obama as he works to combat the Democrats' apathy.

  • Top 10 Ways Obama Can Boost His Popularity with Younger Voters

    Top 10 Ways Obama Can Boost His Popularity with Younger Voters

    On Wednesday night, David Letterman gave viewers the "Top 10 Ways Obama Can Boost His Popularity with Younger Voters," on "The Late Show." President Barack Obama's been courting youth all week. He's visited the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisc., shared his iPod playlist with "Rolling Stone," and called for education reforms such as a longer school year. Really? Shortening the Summer vacation is going to win over the youth vote? Obama apparently not only needs to energize the Democratic party as a whole, he's got to reconnect and ignite the young Democrats that helped get him elected in 2008. A recent ABC/Washington Post Poll found that only 55 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds say they are “absolutely certain” to go to the polls this year, as opposed to 78 percent of 50- to 64-year-olds and 77 percent of those over age 65. Enter Letterman. His satirical adjustments, include changing Obama's name to Bajustin Obieber, might be more of a crowd pleaser than a "Yes we can" chant. We think the Justin Bieber crowd may be a bit too young to vote. But you decide. Check out our photo illustrations of Letterman's recommendations for connecting with young voters.