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Pinpointing Elvis Presley’s true persona can depend on when and whom you ask. Don Cravens/Getty Images

Was there anything real about Elvis Presley?

Presley never wrote a memoir. Nor did he keep a diary. His music could have been a window into his inner life, but he didn’t even write his songs.
Brazilian football star Pele getting the COVID vaccine in Sao Paulo. Advice of Pele/Handout/EPA

From Elvis to Dolly, celebrity endorsements might be the key to countering vaccine hesitancy

From Queen Elizabeth to Willie Nelson, celebrities have long used their platforms to promote public health information. Why do people trust celebrities for health advice more than the government?
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at Primavera Sound Festival on June 1 2018. Shutterstock/ChristianBertrand

Musical plagiarism: why it can be admirable to steal

To quote Nick Cave, “Plagiarism is an ugly word for what, in rock and roll, is a natural and necessary … tendency … and that is to steal”.
Trump awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to seven people, including former NFL quarterback Roger Staubach. Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

What Trump’s picks for the Presidential Medal of Freedom say about him

Researchers have analyzed data from the last 50 years of medals to learn what presidents consider important and what legacy they hope to leave behind.
Elvis Presley pictured on a Forever stamp in 2015. Oldrich/Shutterstock.com

Are you lonesome tonight? Why we, like Elvis, turn to food for comfort

Perhaps no one entertainer from the 20th century influenced pop culture as much as Elvis. And yet, by his own admission, the King turned to food for comfort. Here’s why food takes on added meaning.
Bruce Springsteen is not just a musician with an extraordinary body of work. He’s also a born performer. Sony Music

Under the influence of … working class rocker Bruce Springsteen

It is more than just his music that has made Bruce Springsteen one of the world’s most influential rock stars. His progressive politics has made him the voice for many people around the world.

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