| Apr 7, 2013
| 4:00 AM
What we have here is a failure to communicate. Or at least, that's Rick Ross' story and he's sticking to it.
The Miami rapper has ignited a prairie fire of controversy with a song called "U.O.E.N.O.," its title a phonetic spelling of an ebonic...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Movie directors can come across as all sorts of personalities — arrogant, collegial, mercurial, dictatorial. Filmmaker Henry-Alex Rubin arrived on the set of "Disconnect", his first narrative feature, striking an unusual pose: clueless.
"I have no...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 2:31 PM
Was it the public outcry that got to him, or Reebok's decision to drop him as a pitchman? In either case, rapper-mogul Rick Ross has issued an apology for lyrics contained in his guest appearance with rapper Rocko on the track "U.O.E.N.O" that seemed to...
| May 1, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Months after Lil Wayne created a firestorm for lyrics that name-dropped slain civil rights figure Emmett Till along with a vulgar sexual reference, the rapper has formally apologized to Till’s family.
In a letter sent to the Till family, which...
| May 3, 2013
| 5:14 PM
In a week that has already seen PepsiCo pull an ad developed by Odd Future ringleader Tyler, the Creator, the beverage giant is severing ties with another rapper, Lil Wayne.
PepsiCo announced it has ended its partnership with the rapper over a vulgar...
| May 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Corporations are quick to recruit rappers to sell their soft drinks, shoes and smartphones — but the moment there's a whiff of controversy, they are just as quick to cut them loose.
The latest example is PepsiCo and Lil Wayne. Last week, the...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:35 PM
STX, which built its business through innovation on the lacrosse field, aims to play in a larger but more slippery arena — the ice rink.
The Baltimore-based sports equipment maker plans to introduce a line of ice hockey sticks and protective...
| Jun 26, 2013
Even if you grimace at defaced buildings bordering train tracks and highways, you might approve — even applaud — Reebok's project with 13 pre-eminent graffiti artists.
In honor of the 30th anniversary of the iconic Reebok Classic Leather...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank has aggressively marketed his company from the beginning, unabashedly challenging established titans like Nike, Adidas and Reebok. A man who often speaks in sports-centric slogans, it can appear at times that he...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Freshman defenseman Tim Dick of The Rivers School in Weston, Mass., has orally committed to Georgetown, joining a handful of players in the Class of 2016 who have have made college commitments before beginning high school competition.
Dick played with...
| Jul 27, 2011
Bolton, who I had the pleasure of watching in Orlando earlier this month, have reportedly signed Nigel Reo-Coker on a free transfer. The 27-year-old midfielder was released by Aston Villa at the end of last season despite having started 85 Premier...