| Aug 31, 2011
| 10:13 AM
The most distinctive piece of the National, an indie-rock quintet from Brooklyn, N.Y.-via-Cincinnati, is lead singer Matt Berninger's slurred baritone.
It's a smooth, low purr that, when combined with the band's circular guitars and Bryan Devendorf's...
| Oct 23, 2011
| 2:40 PM
When Paul Brachfeld heard about the heist of historic documents in Baltimore this summer, the National Archives inspector general acted quickly.
First, he checked his records to see if the suspects — Barry Landau, a well-known collector, and his...
| Oct 30, 2011
Just days before authorities charged him with sexually assaulting his own daughter, Abraham Caudel hopped a Greyhound bus from DeKalb to California, then crossed into Mexico in a pickup truck driven by his brother.
In the eight years since he returned to...
| Oct 22, 2011
Jane's Addiction's new album, "The Great Escape Artist," was still a work in progress last May when the band appeared on an outdoor stage at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Jane's was the musical entertainment at an exhibition opening for director...
| Oct 29, 2011
A 25-year-old maintenance mechanic was charged in 1998 with criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse after he allegedly raped his 10-year-old stepdaughter.
After DNA evidence surfaced making his conviction more likely, Dimitrios...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 12:58 PM
Trey Anastasio's forthcoming solo album, Traveler, which is set to be released by Rubber Jungle / ATO Records October 16, was produced in Bridgeport, Conn. at Peter Katis' Tarquin Studios last fall, according to a release on Phish.com.
Some of Katis'...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 8:35 AM
The last couple of years have been big for Connecticut's neo-psychedelic soul trio the Stepkids. They released their debut self-titled album on Stones Throw Records to critical acclaim, made fans out of Radiohead's Thom Yorke and rapper Tyler, the...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 12:29 PM
Walter S. "Bud" Fialkewicz, who had worked as an agent supervisor for the Drug Enforcement Administration, died Aug. 28 of a heart attack at a grandson's home in Coral Gables, Fla.
He was 86 and lived in Silver Spring.
The son of a baker and a...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 6:12 PM
Federal agents in Baltimore helped lead an operation that this week seized and shut down nearly 700 U.S.-based websites linked to the sale of counterfeit pharmaceutical drugs as part of an international effort to upend the global online drug trade.
| Oct 31, 2012
| 6:30 AM
When a flier similar to the bus ad pictured above recently landed in our inbox, a red flag went off: The featured image is famous to many Guns N' Roses fans as the Robert Williams painting printed on the original cover of "Appetite for Destruction." The...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 8:40 AM
Peter Katis is the producer that put Bridgeport on the indie rock recording map thanks to his work at Tarquin Studios in the Park City with bands like Interpol, the National and recently, Trey Anastasio. His brother Tarquin (get it? Tarquin Studios) and...