Since bursting onto the charts with 1983’s number 1 synth-pop smash “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart of Eurythmics have been confounding showbiz conventions, whether via Annie’s gender-bending look or the band’s ever-evolving sound. For their 25th anniversary the duo just released Eurythmics Ultimate Collection plus deluxe reissues of eight studio albums. With over 75 million records sold, they’re still making music, such as their triumphant new single, “I Got a Life,” and Annie’s 2003 Oscar-winning solo, “Into The West” (from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King). Eurythmics keep seeing their sweet dreams come true.
“The hardest thing about being in a [conservative Catholic university] isn’t the folks who are obviously bigoted and mean-spirited—it’s the false security. It’s only through my ability to love and forgive that I have been able to come out of this den of wolves alive.”
Now, here’s a real discussion about values. In his new book, Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis, former president Jimmy Carter argues that those on the far right have hijacked the country: They have tried to squash privacy rights and the separation of church and state. They are also using LGBT rights and other controversial issues to accomplish their goals. And his tome is a best seller.