Swinging Heaven

When Warrant’s Jani Lane left a complicated legacy

When former Warrant frontman Jani Lane passed away on August 11, 2011, at the age of 47, he left behind a complicated musical legacy which he himself repeatedly disowned. But the singer’s reputation as a die-hard party cock-rock supplier belied a clever, genre-spanning catalog of music that outclassed most of …

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Hercules, the son of Zeus

By Bert Stevens A little east of overhead is a TV and movie star. It has been in the sky since Antiquity, with this constellation appearing in Claudius Ptolemy’s treatise on astronomy, the Almagest. Ptolemy lived in the Egyptian city of Alexandria in the 2nd century when it was under …

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Orioles activate left-handed ace John Means

The Orioles have announced that they have reinstated southpaw John Means from the 10-day injured list to start Tuesday night’s game against the Rays. Outfielder Ryan McKenna was chosen as an option for Triple-A Norfolk to free up space on the active roster. Means missed about six weeks after landing …

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