Articles Written by Max Savage Levenson

Articles Written by Max Savage Levenson

A recent East Coast transplant, Max is currently studying at the UC Berkeley School of Journalism, where he reports on the eccentric music community of the Bay Area and the state of the Oakland School District. Before arriving in California, he lived in Baltimore and Paris, where he documented music on the page and on the screen. Follow him on Google+.


In 1977 James Earl Jones Demanded Salary Up Front Instead Of "Points" On Star Wars – He Chose… Poorly

In 1977 James Earl Jones Demanded Salary Up Front Instead Of "Points" On Star Wars – He Chose… Poorly

15 Dec 2015 @ 11AM PST

In 1977, because Star Wars had spiraled way over budget, George Lucas offered James Earl Jones points instead of salary for his role as the voice of Darth Vader. Unfortunately, Jones did not take that offer.

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Miley Cyrus Spent Only $50,000 To Make Her New Album… Will It Be A Career-Killing Bomb?

Miley Cyrus Spent Only $50,000 To Make Her New Album… Will It Be A Career-Killing Bomb?

07 Sep 2015 @ 3AM PST

While her last album cost millions, Miley Cyrus' surprise new record, made for only $50,000, carries an impact much larger than its budget.

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Kanye West Just Made A Crazy Promise To Everyone Who Votes For Him For President In 2020

Kanye West Just Made A Crazy Promise To Everyone Who Votes For Him For President In 2020

02 Sep 2015 @ 9AM PST

Kanye West claims he will give a free pair of Yeezys, the sneaker he designed, to anyone who votes for him in 2020… but can he pull it off?

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Rio de Janeiro Is Hosting The Olympics Next Year… But Did You Know The Water Is Toxic Enough To Kill The Athletes?

Rio de Janeiro Is Hosting The Olympics Next Year… But Did You Know The Water Is Toxic Enough To Kill The Athletes?

05 Aug 2015 @ 4AM PST

Rio de Janeiro is gearing up to host the Olympics next year, but the water – as toxic as raw sewage – is proving to be the biggest hurdle yet.

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Did You Know You There's An App To Order A Helicopter On Your Phone?!?

Did You Know You There's An App To Order A Helicopter On Your Phone?!?

02 Aug 2015 @ 7AM PST

With the app Blade, you can now charter a helicopter via your phone for only a few hundred bucks. But not everyone is happy about it.

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"Über Spends Millions On Attack Ads After NYC Mayor Announces Cap On Drivers… Can It Work?!"

"Über Spends Millions On Attack Ads After NYC Mayor Announces Cap On Drivers… Can It Work?!"

26 Jul 2015 @ 8AM PST

Kings of the car-share world, Über has unleashed a publicity war on NYC Mayor de Blasio after he threatened to put a cap on new drivers.

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Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Makes Largest Donation In Harvard's History… But Not Everyone Is Happy About It

Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Makes Largest Donation In Harvard's History… But Not Everyone Is Happy About It

08 Jun 2015 @ 8AM PST

A Harvard alumni just gave his alma mater the biggest gift in the its history, but some wonder where else the money could have been spent.

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Should Wealthy Ex-Presidents Be Supported By Tax Payers After Leaving Office? NO!!! Says A Group Of GOP Senators…

Should Wealthy Ex-Presidents Be Supported By Tax Payers After Leaving Office? NO!!! Says A Group Of GOP Senators…

04 Jun 2015 @ 8AM PST

The four living ex-presidents are still pocketing millions in taxpayer money while earning millions on their own. A trio of GOP senators has teamed up to cap their expenses…

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Sam Smith Settles Plagarism Accusations From Tom Petty

Sam Smith Settles Plagarism Accusations From Tom Petty

09 Feb 2015 @ 2PM PST

You know who is really happy Sam Smith won Song of the Year at last night's Grammy awards? Tom Petty.

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Recently Homeless Sly Stone Wins HUGE Judgment In Stolen Royalty Lawsuit–But Will He Ever Collect?

Recently Homeless Sly Stone Wins HUGE Judgment In Stolen Royalty Lawsuit–But Will He Ever Collect?

09 Feb 2015 @ 12PM PST

Sly Stone, who was recently homeless and living out of a van, just won a major award in a lawsuit against his former managers. But will he ever see a penny of it?

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