12 things we learned from unpublished 1971 Bob Dylan interview
Bob Dylan changed his surname from Zimmerman because he feared possible anti-Semitism. He didn’t mind being booed at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. And he wrote “Lay Lady Lay” for Barbra Streisand.Those are among the revelations in a previously unpublished 1971 interview he did with his pal Tony Glover, the influential Minneapolis musician, writer and collector. Although Dylan was known for being cagey with the media, he was very straightforward with Glover, whom he knew from their Twin Cities coffeehouse days circa 1959.Rolling Stone has done a deep dive into the three-and-a-half-hour interv...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Red Sox start interviews for new skipper
BOSTON — The Red Sox reportedly have started the process of hiring their next manager.A pair of updates Thursday from MLB.com and The Boston Globe have linked the club with Cubs third-base coach Will Venable and Pirates bench coach Don Kelly.Boston has interviewed both Venable and Kelly, according to each outlet. The Red Sox are coming off a 24-36 season that landed them in last place in the American League East. It marked the fourth time since 2012 that Boston has occupied the division basement, and the club opted not to exercise Ron Roenicke’s team option for 2021.Venable was an outfielder w...
The Providence Journal (Providence, R.I.)
Cholera arrived in Haiti 10 years ago. Victims are still waiting for compensation
It started as rumor: farmers in Haiti’s Artibonite Valley were dying after drinking unchlorinated water from the Artibonite River, becoming dehydrated and suffering severe diarrhea.Haiti’s health ministry, on guard for an outbreak after the devastating Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake left more than 300,000 dead and 1.5 million homeless nine months earlier, suspected it could be cholera, the deadly waterborne disease. The representative of the Pan American Health Organization, however, dismissed the possibility. The mortality rate, he told journalists, was too high.Specimens were eventually taken on ...
Michigan border sees 1,700% increase in drug seizures amid pandemic
DETROIT — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say they’ve had an unprecedented year with a 1,700% increase in marijuana seizures and 200% increase in seized firearms during the pandemic.The seizures were conducted by the Detroit Field Office, which oversees the Ambassador Bridge, Detroit Windsor Tunnel, the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron, the International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie and the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.From Oct. 1, 2019, through Sept. 30, drug enforcement operations in Michigan’s five ports netted more than 9,000 pounds of marijuana, 211 pounds of cocaine, more than ...
The Detroit News
Dave Hyde: The Patriots dynasty is dead — please pass the popcorn
Ali and Frazier. Chris and Martina. Bird and Magic.Brady and Belichick.This is getting fun from afar, isn’t it?It’s easy to say what’s most fun, too. It’s not Tom Brady, at 43, winning in Tampa Bay, as Benjamin-Button-admirable as that is.It’s Bill Belichick losing in New England. And losing. And losing yet again for a third straight Sunday.The only missing element from the Patriots’ wonderful downfall is the TV networks’ shots of owner Bob Kraft. For two decades we were subjected to his high-fives. What, we’re not allowed to see him numb?Rome wasn’t built in a day, but proof it burned in one ...
Derrick Goold: How Dodgers got a steal in Mookie Betts
ARLINGTON, Texas — New to the team but not the basepaths or the art of creating runs by any length necessary, Mookie Betts warned Dodgers teammate Corey Seager before the start of this season that when he’s on second, look for the chance steal together.Follow his lead.“I may make a move. I may not,” Betts explained. “Always have to be ready.”On Tuesday night, in Game 1 of the World Series, Betts made his move, Seager followed, and the Dodgers ran away with an 8-3 victory. Sandwiched between two home runs that elevated the score was a series of stolen bases by Betts that won the nation free tac...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
One of the few people punished for the Astros' cheating still refuses to take any blame for it
Not me, my hands are clean.Jeff Luhnow’s interview with KPRC’s Vanessa Richardson about his former team’s sign-stealing scandal can be boiled down to those six words.Luhnow blamed his underlings and pardoned himself from any wrongdoing in the 2017 and ‘18 electronic scheme, which resulted in a championship title for Houston that Major League Baseball deemed legitimate despite the sign-stealing evidence and repercussions some of the front office and team staff faced.“I didn’t know we were cheating. I had no idea,” Luhnow told KPRC in his first sit-down interview since MLB issued a one-year susp...
New York Daily News
Edgar Allan Poe's letter pleading for $40 from a Philadelphia editor sells 173 years later for $125,000
PHILADELPHIA — Once upon a year so dreary, while Poe lay dead and the living wearyAppeared a quaint and curious letter of forgotten lore.In the middle of a pandemic and a vote, suddenly there came a noteOf a long ago anecdote, between Poe and a Philadelphia man of yore.A handwritten letter in which author Edgar Allan Poe politely pleads for $40 from a Philadelphia editor sold at an online auction this month for a sum that would make even the tell-tale heart skip a beat: $125,125.Bobby Livingston, executive vice president of RR Auction, the Boston-based auction house that conducted the sale, sa...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
'Country strong' Marcus Thames interviews for Tigers' managerial opening
DETROIT — The Tigers are considering a familiar face for their managerial opening.Marcus Thames, the hitting coach for the New York Yankees who slugged 99 home runs while playing for Detroit from 2004-09, has met at least twice in the last week with Tigers brass over Zoom, according to a source familiar with the team’s search to replace Ron Gardenhire.The source spoke to The News on condition of anonymity because the Tigers are not publicly revealing developments in their manager search.Tigers general manager Al Avila isn’t commenting on the Tigers’ search or identifying any candidates publicl...
The Detroit News
'Honest Thief' review: Liam Neeson, with heart. And more homemade explosives.
In “Honest Thief,” in theaters this Friday if you’re good with that, Liam Neeson portrays a softer, PG-13-rated side of the morally righteous lone wolves running through his 21st century movie career. His character this time is a retired bank robber, renewed by the love of a good woman (Kate Walsh, as a storage locker facility manager studying for a graduate degree in psychology) but inconveniently framed for murder by a couple of bad apples in the FBI.The key moment arrives when Tom Carter, the Neeson character, has just had it with the weaselly feds trying to steal the $9 million he stole. T...