Topic: Willie Nelson
American politics have been the subject of satire since before the country's founding – a political cartoon depicting a snake cut into eight parts, representing eight American colonial governments, ran in Benjamin Franklin's newspaper in 1754. These days the US benefits from a healthy dose of humorous political commentary, but when the jokers run for political office (jokingly of course, right?) some funny things can happen. Here are five memorable ones.
09/27/2010 06:08 pm
John Mellencamp says that the Internet blew up his "Cherry Bomb," along with the rest of rock 'n' roll.
08/19/2010 11:40 am
Willie Nelson, Tupac Shakur, and Creole Jazz were included by the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry, highlighting 'diverse beauty, humanity and artistry" of the American soundscape.
06/24/2010 03:27 pm
Conan O'Brien, Jack Black, and Steve Martin are living out their rock star dreams at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.
06/12/2010 01:08 pm
'I'm going back in time,' he joked. 'Next week I'll be playing vaudeville and then I'm going to be a steamboat captain.'
06/11/2010 12:39 pm
Grassroots efforts are under way to draft rock musician John Mellencamp as a replacement for retiring Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana.
02/17/2010 05:47 pm
Government officials kicked off a $130 million campaign Monday to encourage public awareness of Census 2010.
01/04/2010 05:57 pm
Even in this age of iTunes and Rock band video games, the supergroup has found an audience and an album hit.
11/02/2009 12:00 am
A Brooklyn band with a retro-pop sound, Phosphorescent's tribute to Willie Nelson, and Van Morrison's 'Astral Weeks' album rerecorded live at the Hollywood Bowl.
03/14/2009 01:00 am
02/12/2009 12:00 am
Classic puzzlers in a crisp new book, Jack Bauer is back in a '24' movie, Stephen Colbert croons his way into Christmas, and more.
11/21/2008 12:00 am
Political comedy uses wild premise to serve up a civics lessons without much substance.
08/02/2008 01:00 am