Big Bill Broonzy's shape-shifting musical identity is documented in the book <em>I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy</em>.
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Big Bill Broonzy was one of America's most popular blues musicians — a father figure to many blues legends and an acknowledged influence on rockers such as Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend. Yet Broonzy's life has remained something of a mystery until now. A new biography called I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy traces the musician's path from the rural South to the South Side of Chicago. Author Bob Riesman's decade of research has yielded some surprising results.
There were two words, said Michele Norris, missing in Jose Antonio Vargas' New York Times Magazine piece. Vargas, as we reported, is the Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist who came out as an undocumented immigrant in a detailed story to be published on Sunday.
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A 9-year-old boy's tongue just before it was freed from the neck of a metal water bottle by Duke University doctors.
Credit Courtesy Archives of Otolaryngology--Head & Neck Surgery
This is a post for all the kids who stick their tongue in places they shouldn't, and the parents who tell them not to.
Late one afternoon last September, an EMT crew delivered a 9-year-old boy to the emergency room at Duke University Hospital in North Carolina. His problem was obvious. His tongue was stuck inside a metal drinking bottle. Really stuck.
The boy was drooling and unable to swallow. He was scared and in pain.