| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Daft Punk took the top honors at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday when they took the awards for record of the year for "Get Lucky," with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, and album of the year for "Random Access Memories." They also nabbed the awards...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Call it the incredible shrinking Super Bowl halftime.
In recent years, Beyonce, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Prince and Bruce Springsteen headlined the year’s biggest nationally televised mini-concert. But Sunday we got a one-man wedding band.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The Grammy Awards will never be perfect, and maybe they shouldn't be. But that doesn't mean they don't matter.
After enduring years of dinosaur jokes and slumping ratings, the Recording Academy has successfully recast its showcase event as must-see-TV...
| 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...
| 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 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 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 15, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Beyonce, "Beyonce" (Columbia)
Though she certainly doesn't need the press, Beyonce's self-titled new album is a daring, and notable, pop album. Through 14 tracks and 17 accompanying music videos, the Houston-raised singer proves that she still rules not...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:38 AM
"You two, together? Big trouble." -- Papa Legba
We open with Marie and Fiona discussing their new alliance. Marie is glad to have found an equal in Fiona. Fiona offers to cast a spell to help Marie sleep, and tells her that they will strategize for their...
| 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 14, 2014
| 9:50 AM
FX’s new animated series “Chozen” should have broken new ground.
The show about a gay white rapper hoping to break into the industry could have helped shift a genre that’s decades behind in embracing equality.