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NPR Streams Rare Dylan Material

You can now listen to the entirety of Dylan's forthcoming double-disc rarities collection, making your cubicle a mellower place.

By Matthew Perpetua

Falling Dollars

Everything that happened last week, in case you weren't paying attention.

By Mark Adams

New Beck Album Revisits ‘Highway 61’

'Highway 61 Revisited is one of the first great anti-covers. Dylan looks burnt, shirt wrinkled — like he's waiting for catering at the gig or something,' Beck once wrote.

Ten Terrible Musical Slumps

But there's a happy ending! Here's our list of ten artists who, unlike R.E.M., overcame their slumps.

Adam Duritz Probably Should Have Married Jennifer Aniston When He Had the Chance

Counting Crows lead singer Adam Durtiz laments the fact that he's 43, single, and sits home a lot. Alan Greenspan is worried about the economy, but he can't be that worried: He celebrated his 82nd birthday the other night with a pricey dinner at Le Perigord. Jimmy Kimmel says he bought his ex-wife an engagement ring from Costco. Bill Clinton says his favorite movie of the year was Michael Clayton, but that he hasn't seen There Will Be Blood. Defense attorney Mickey Sherman says he uses Otter's "It's the system's fault!" speech from Animal House to justify defending shady clients. Tina Fey thinks she's funnier than Jon Stewart.

Kristin Davis Is Not a Slut, Okay?

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Kristin Davis got annoyed that Evan Handler's wife jokingly referred to her as a "slut" when Handler had to film sex scenes with Davis on Sex and the City. Real-estate developer and Observer owner Jared Kushner recently replaced his dinner table with a Ping-Pong table and says more people come visit him now. Carly Simon says she never slept with Mick Jagger, but Bianca Jagger doesn't believe her. Folk legend Pete Seeger is still annoyed that his protégé Bob Dylan switched to electric guitar back in 1965. Gwen Stefani says that she thinks celebrity gossip is gross, but she's addicted.

Dylan Tribute Show Visited by the Ghost of Electricity

At a 1966 concert at England's Manchester Free Trade Hall, Bob Dylan was ruthlessly heckled by fans for using the devil's preferred method of selling out, an electric guitar. At Saturday's re-creation of the famed "Royal Albert Hall" concert, rock-and-roll Luddites finally saw redemption.

Remembering Bobby Van's Glory Days

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Bobby Van, the founder of the popular eponymous restaurant chain, died earlier this week, "Page Six" reports.
While his name lives on at the Bobby Van's in Bridgehampton, as well as at four steakhouse outlets in Manhattan and two in Washington, DC, Van, who had unhealthy appetite for booze and cocaine, was forced out of the business many years ago. "He was reduced to driving a cab. He was on dialysis," said a source who spent many a pleasant evening at the original East End restaurant.
Van was 64. "Page Six" noted that Truman Capote often went to Van's Bridgehampton restaurant to drink his favorite drink, an "orange thingee" (four parts vodka, one part orange juice), and that James Brady, George Plimpton, and John Knowles were regulars as well. But that's not the half of it.