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SXSW: Dropping In on Dropbox’s Drew Houston

I like Dropbox and wwould be pleased to see it thrive forever, since it's a scrappy, innovative startup that's competing against the industry's giants: Apple,...

Whitney Houston 1963--2012

In the middle of a 1990 interview with Essence magazine, Whitney Houston suddenly unleashed one of those gospel-inspired flurries of notes that she could sing...

What Whitney Houston Meant to Professional Sports

During our 2003 playoff run when I was on the Chicago Cubs we had theme music. Most, if not all of it, was decided by our resident star outfielder and boom-box...

The Voice of America: Whitney Houston (1963-2012)

Several years ago in Los Angeles, I walked out of a hotel in Westwood and saw a beautiful but slight woman step out of a limousine, stride past her bodyguards...

Grammy Watch: Whitney’s Legacy, in TV and Divas

The Grammys honored Houston in the awards themselves, which showcased forceful women who had dominated the year in music, and reminded us of her TV influence as...

After Whitney Houston, Musicians Say: I’m Afraid

The death of Whitney Houston has inspired some soul-searching in the music world. “I’m obsessed with why our heroes are not making it past 50,” Questlove told me...

200 Houston High Schoolers Caught Cheating on Exam

Hundreds of students from Clear Lake High School in Houston tried to pull a fast one on their teachers by texting one another answers to a final exam last month...