| Feb 17, 2014
| 6:30 PM
In an age of constant pre-release leaks, Beck is streaming his own new album, "Morning Phase," online via NPR a week before its official release.
The new album, coming six years after his last, is being released by Capitol Records. It marks Beck's 12th...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Santa Barbara's radio airwaves are about to get a little more eclectic.
Public radio station KCRW-FM (89.9), the Santa Monica-based NPR-affiliate, is acquiring Santa Barbara's oldest radio station, classical broadcaster KDB-FM (93.7), for about $1...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:29 AM
"Portlandia" (IFC, Thursdays). The sketch-comedy expression of the best-friendship of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein begins its fourth season this week.
Brownstein, formerly of the band Sleater-Kinney and currently of Wild Flag, has long since...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 1:57 PM
You’d think someone whose very life and livelihood are all about history would be a little more mindful of it – even the bad bits.
Of all people, Prince William, the heir presumptive to the British throne, should know something about the...
| Feb 21, 2014
The European discovery of Tasmania, that vast island about 150 miles off the coast of southern Australia, came relatively late. Abel Tasman, captain of a Dutch crew, who discovered the island, named it Van Diemen's Land for his patron, Anthony van Diemen....
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
NBC News says veteran reporter Garrick Utley has died of cancer. He was 74.
Utley began at NBC News in 1963, where for three decades he handled a wide variety of assignments. Early on, he reported from Vietnam on the escalating conflict. In later years,...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 8:51 AM
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Five years ago, I knew exactly how I felt about the tabloid website TMZ. It sometimes paid for news, and that put it outside the realm of trustworthy journalism. End of story.
But last week, with...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:44 PM
WDCB-FM 90.9 continues to expand its jazz programming under station manager Dan Bindert.
“JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater,” distributed by National Public Radio, will air at 7 p.m. Mondays starting next week. The first show will feature...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Not long ago, my daughter got sick in the middle of the night.
She called my name and I went running, only to find that she'd begun to vomit while still under the covers in her bed. I absolutely hated the disgusting cleanup process. But after I'd...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:11 PM
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| Feb 10, 2014
| 12:23 PM
About 40 security officers and community members rallied at the 86th annual Academy Awards nominee luncheon on Monday in hopes of getting the Oscars to stop using Security Industry Specialists as its security provider for the annual event.
A group of...