| Mar 11, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
Though Wild Belle’s name suggests untamed beauty, the Chicago band’s music might better be thought of as a refining of ugliness. On the duo’s full-length debut, “Isles,” bitter feelings, heartbreaks and...
| Apr 2, 2013
Beyonce and Andre 3000 are working together on a cover of Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" for the soundtrack of Baz Luhrmann's new movie "The Great Gatsby."...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 7:28 PM
Fun., the quirky New York City band with a hip-hop-inspired approach to classic pop songwriting, was named best new artist at the 55th Grammy Awards Sunday, capping a whirlwind year in which its song "We Are Young" became an inescapable No. 1 smash.
| Feb 10, 2013
New York City group Fun. has won the song of the year trophy for “We Are Young,” its ubiquitous celebration of youth and desire at the 55th Grammy Awards in downtown Los Angeles. The ditty, which became a singalong anthem after it was released...
| Jan 4, 2012
When it comes to sportswriting, I tend to subscribe to George Plimpton's small-ball theory: The smaller the ball, the better the writing about the sport. This has a lot to do with my own biases (I'm a baseball fan, not much interest in basketball or...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 11:37 AM
It’s a sad, but familiar story. Pronounced dead at 48 in her Beverly Hilton Hotel suite Feb. 11, Whitney Houston has become our latest candle in the wind. While toxicology tests will take weeks to confirm the true cause of her death, speculation...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 10:48 AM
It’s Valentine’s Day and maybe you freakin’ hate hearts, you're allergic to chocolate and fresh flowers just annoy you. Perhaps you broke up with the hottest person you’ve ever gone out with and you’re planning on a big night...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 6:28 AM
I am not supposed to like Keller Williams. When I first became aware of the man, sometime in the late 1990s, I was at a loss to explain his burgeoning popularity. He struck me as just another one of those guys you see in the parking lot at a Phish show,...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 8:00 PM
No one blockbuster event stood out in the year that's ending, but Hampton Roads experienced a strong year of music and theater.
The economy improved just a hair so that audience members felt a little more comfortable dipping into their wallets. The...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 3:46 PM
Una autopsia realizada hoy a la difunta cantante Amy Winehouse no logró descubrir la causa de su muerte, y su familia y admiradores deberán aguardar semanas para conocer los resultados del análisis de toxicología.
Los acongojados padres de Winehouse...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 2:00 AM
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation.
• From the school of truly stupid...