Originally published on Wed August 1, 2012 4:38 pm
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American jazz trumpeter and composer Miles Davis (1926 - 1991), sits with his instrument during a studio recording session, October 1959. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
The Jazz 100 is a crowdsourced list of the most quintessential jazz songs of all time, determined by the listeners of Jazz24.org and NPR Music.
If there was one theme we noticed while sorting through the 1,500 nominations, it was that time does not take its toll on great music. "Take Five," which was the first jazz single to sell 1 million copies, was the undisputed top choice, while Miles Davis' "So What" (which was coincidentally recorded in the same year, 1959) was the clear No. 2.
On Wednesday, Raylan Givens is back on TV in the second season of Justified on FX.
Here are a few things Raylan Givens definitely is not:
Lazy. Insecure. Unsophisticated. Or stupid.
Instead, Givens is a modern-day U.S. marshal with the soul of a sheriff from the old west. He's as crafty, streetwise and smart as you might imagine. Created by novelist Elmore Leonard, bred in eastern Kentucky, Givens represents an interesting trend on FX: smart, emotionally complex working-class heroes.
The headquarters of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington is just across Lafayette Park from the White House, but the distance between the Chamber and the Obama administration often seemed wider during the president's first two years in office.
The Chamber actively campaigned against key parts of the Obama agenda, including the health care law and new rules for financial services. But in recent weeks, the administration has been talking more about ways to work together with businesses to put people back to work. In that spirit, Obama will speak at the Chamber on Monday.
The popular uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt are affecting the tourism industries in both countries.
Tunisia, which succeeded in overthrowing its dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali three weeks ago, is assessing the damage. With its sandy beaches and Roman ruins, Tunisia ranks among the world's top 40 tourist destinations.
The revolution chased the tourists away for now. But many Tunisians believe they will eventually return in far bigger numbers.
We all know that sneezing spreads cold viruses. But it turns out that sneezes actually do some good — for the sneezer.
The sneeze is the body's first line of defense against alien invaders such as viruses and bacteria. Eli Meltzer, an allergist who is co-director of Allergy and Asthma Medical Group and Research Center in San Diego, says germs, dust, pollen and other irritants that make their way into the nose are no match for the mighty sneeze.