| Mar 15, 2014
| 4:22 AM
Steve Earle is something of a Renaissance man. Or maybe a workaholic. After nearly a year of touring with a band for his acclaimed, successful album “The Low Highway,” Earle now is working on his third book, just finished a......
| Mar 7, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Scott Kalvert, a director who made music videos for performers such as Will Smith and Cyndi Lauper and directed a teenage Leonardo DiCaprio in the 1995 film "The Basketball Diaries," died Wednesday at his Woodland Hills Home. He was 49.
His death is...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 6:30 PM
"The Basketball Diaries" director Scott Kalvert has died at age 49.
The RumorFix site said Kalvert was found at his home and pronounced dead on the scene in Woodland Hills, Calif., on Wednesday. His death is being investigated as an apparent suicide....
| Sep 12, 2010
Fall, it seems, starts earlier every year. Certainly, that's true of publishing: Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom" — arguably the big book of the season — has been a topic of discussion since mid-August, while other anticipated titles (Tom...
| May 22, 2011
| 4:23 PM
How much you enjoyed Saturday’s show by Ray Manzarek, former keyboardist for The Doors, and blues guitarist Roy Rogers at Sellersville Theater 1894 probably depended on what you want to hear. Ray Manzarek, left, and Roy Rogers If you were......
| Sep 29, 2011
Patti Smith: Camera Solo
October 21 – February 19
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street, Hartford, (860) 278-2670, thewadsworth.org.
Rock-and-roll-band-fronting poet Patti Smith, who turns 65 at the end of the year, has been...
| Nov 10, 2010
| 10:45 AM
Spoken word artist Duncan Wilder Johnson has turned himself practically into a spokesman for punk rock and heavy metal through his artfully raucous rants. He didn’t always have such good taste.
“I had a crush on this girl named Mary Beth...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 11:39 PM
I didn’t have high hopes for this movie. Writer/producer/director Paul Weitz impressed me with About a Boy, but the last time he worked with Robert De Niro it was for Little Fockers.
I am glad I was pleasantly surprised by this story, based on...
| Sep 21, 2009
If you've lived in New York some time during the last three decades, you might have seen David Byrne on his bike -- long legs pedaling, bright eyes watching. The erstwhile Talking Head, sometime filmmaker, Brian Eno collaborator and perspicacious...
| Sep 16, 2009
Jim Carroll, who died Friday of a heart attack at 60 in Manhattan, was a legend by the time he was 13. That's when the poet Ted Berrigan took him to visit Jack Kerouac, who took a look at some of Jim's writing and said, "Jim Carroll writes better prose...
| Sep 14, 2009
| 9:35 PM
Jim Carroll, a poet and punk rocker whose wry tales of rocky adolescence as an athlete-turned-junkie in the 1978 memoir "The Basketball Diaries" resonated deeply with a generation of disaffected youths, died Friday at his home in New York City. He was 60....