| Jan 1, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Valeriano Gomez was standing on a festival stage cradling his black guitar as fans spread out before him, waiting for the count-off, the downstroke, the next electric blast.
Gomez and his group wore matching woolen ponchos, dyed jet black, that made...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 11:53 AM
The new year kicks off with new seasons of "Community," "Downton Abbey" and "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," the new ABC spy miniseries "The Assets" and a special "House of Lies Live!" improv special. These are your TV picks for Dec. 30 to Jan. 5....
| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Justin Timberlake scored the top-selling album of 2013 with his “The 20/20 Experience” and Robin Thicke ruled the singles chart with the runaway hit “Blurred Lines,” according to year-end sales figures released by Nielsen...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 8:49 AM
On the second page of William Gaddis’ “The Recognitions,” one of those unplumbed novels that accuse me from my shelves, the following sentences unspool themselves:
The ship's surgeon was a spotty unshaven little man whose clothes,...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The record-industry score-keepers at Nielsen SoundScan recently confirmed something many music fans had probably already assumed: Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" — the cheeky disco-funk jam with the controversial, nudity-enhanced video — was...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:06 PM
One of my recent favorite jokes that I first heard at a show at ComedySportz a couple weeks ago, is a bit that standup Joe Kilgallon does about celebrities with deadbeat dads. The joke is that the fathers of superstars like Eminem and LeBron James must...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The soundtrack for Disney's toon hit "Frozen" clung to the top of the U.S. album chart for a second frame last week amid typically quiet January music sales.
Despite a slip of 48% from its previous week's tally, "Frozen" still collected sales of 86,000...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In a week that saw just one newly released title slip into the U.S. top 10, Garth Brooks captured the No. 1 position with his budget-priced boxed set.
"Blame It All On My Roots" secured the top post with a 146,000-copy week, according to Nielsen...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Note to music journalists crafting their year-end lists: Omitting Wale has dire consequences.
As most publications are rolling out lists of their top albums of the year – Pop & Hiss’ year-end review is right around the corner – Complex...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:46 AM
Netflix Inc. stock soared to record levels Tuesday, apparently propelled by a new analyst report predicting surprising growth in the streaming video service's international subscribers.
The stock stock rose to a high of $321.61 in early trading, after...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Britney Spears is back -- perhaps for real this time.
In September, the teen-pop veteran sassed her way though "Work Bitch" with enough zombie-eyed determination to get Pop & Hiss mildly enthused about her comeback album "Britney Jean," due Dec. 3....