| Jun 2, 2012
| 12:43 AM
The most underrated movie in 2008 was Lymelife. Director Derick Martini took the father/son from that movie – Alec Baldwin and Rory Culkin – and put them in the story about a southern girl running away from home. Hearing that girl was Chloe...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 11:25 PM
When it comes to death with celebrities, you get weird reactions. If it’s somebody like Amy Winehouse, you might hear somebody cavalierly say “It figures.”
If it’s Phyllis Diller, the response might be “Wasn’t she in...
| 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...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Shadow Morton, the songwriter and producer behind such 1960s pop classics as "Remember (Walking in the Sand)" and "Leader of the Pack" -- both recorded by the Shangri-Las -- is dead. According to the New York Times, Morton died Thursday in Laguna Beach;...
| 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...
| Dec 10, 2010
James Moody, a jazz saxophonist and flutist whose improvised solo on a recording of the song "I'm in the Mood for Love" became a jazz classic, died Thursday in San Diego, where he had lived in recent years. He was 85 and had pancreatic cancer.
| Jul 24, 2011
British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse was a phenomenon: a Jewish girl from a London suburb with a retro beehive, a devil-may-care attitude and a voice that channeled Aretha Franklin and Ruth Brown. Music industry figures on both sides of the Atlantic...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 6:20 AM
It's been two days since the news of Amy Winehouse's death, and I'm still trying to wrap my head around it all. While Twitter and Facebook feeds filled with appreciations and ugly jokes (did you hear the one about "Rehab"?), I returned to Back to Black,...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 6:52 AM
In a time where every artist utilizes multiple social-media outlets to make a name, it can be difficult to separate the aesthetic and the art. In the case of singer Lana Del Rey, the 25-year-old New York City singer born Lizzy Grant, she offers a couple...
| 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...