| Feb 13, 2013
| 3:48 PM
World of Warcraft has one. So does Moshi Monsters. Even Disney’s fairies in the virtual world of Pixie Hollow have one, too.
Virtual worlds have moved beyond the visual machinations of computer screens to the audio bass-and-treble dynamics of CD...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:13 PM
If you discovered twenty one pilots by stumbling upon the “Guns for Hands” music video like I did, you have Mark C. Eshleman to thank.
Since “Guns for Hands” and “Car Radio”—both directed by Eshleman— were...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 5:16 AM
A colleague told me that at the height of the “Harlem Shake” craze last week, some 4,000 homemade versions per day were being uploaded onto Youtube. Once you get past the notion that had I written the above sentence ten years ago, it might...
| May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Looking ahead: For many Jews, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur signify new beginnings — time for reflection, apologies and forgiveness. The tradition of blowing the shofar (loud horn) serves as a wake-up call to examine our deeds, responsibilities,...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 12:27 PM
Don't trifle with fans of Taylor Swift. That seems to be the message delievered to Abercrombie & Fitch after the company offered T-shirts bearing the message "# more boyfriends than t.s.," a nod to the singer's much-talked-about dating history....
| Jun 27, 2013
| 11:34 AM
After the Supreme Court's rulings Wednesday in favor of marriage equality, many Silicon Valley tech giants joined in the celebrations.
Apple, which in 2008 donated $100,000 to fight California's same-sex marriage ban, told AllThingsD that it strongly...
| Jan 28, 2013
Pham Duy, Vietnam's most prolific songwriter, who captured the strength of his people through years of turbulence and composed dozens of tunes after settling in California, died Sunday in Ho Chi Minh City. He was 91.
His death was confirmed by his...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Careers should be terminated if an investigation bears out what seems obvious on a video posted anonymously on YouTube earlier this month: three veteran Bridgeport police officers kicking and stomping a suspect already brought down by a stun gun.
| Jan 29, 2013
| 5:20 AM
When your face is plastered on big-screen TVs and people are pumping money into your slot machine, what's a few germs? As he closed out his act at Hard Rock Live Monday night, Howie Mandel invited the crowd of 4,000 or so to head over to the adjacent...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Actress Lesley Nicol was in Chicago for a few days minus the white apron and cap she wears in the kitchen of PBS-TV’s “Downton Abbey.” She was here to bring the story of legendary English pianist Myra Hess to a sold-out crowd at the...