"Nothing cures like time and love," is a lyric from the Laura Nyro song that begins the new Diana Ross Motown Anthology, a two-disc collection of million-selling popular songs and unreleased songs.
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"Every single song is about me first," says a plainly clothed Lauryn Hill to her audience, as recorded on her new Unplugged, a live acoustic performance broadcast by MTV.
Tupac Shakur's legacy of poetry, rap, passion, politics, and scatology continues with the recent release of Until the End of Time, a collection of raps originally recorded during his "Makaveli" period.
Barbra Streisand has been one of the most distinguished singers of the last four decades.
Kierkegaard, the father of existentialism, says that we realize not peace but only anguish.
Unlike many writers who oozed existential philosophy from every drop of ink that bled on their manuscripts, Jean-Paul Sartre does not shy from submitting a definition of existentialism.
What unified Baldwin's vision and made him unique were his great intelligence and his great passion; they informed, reflected, and expressed each other.
Aristotle provided a couple of insights that are useful in understanding certain trends in contemporary American fiction.
Coupland's serfs make an idiomatic institution out of "not having a life" by voluntarily "denarrating" themselves.
Essentially, the Jesus movie consists of nothing more than a pretty-boy Shakespearean with a prominent forehead wandering aimlessly around Israel and muttering half-heartedly about eternity while a bunch of people with disheveled hair act as if they are in awe of his prowess.