| Dec 7, 2013
| 2:44 PM
Of all the narratives that can be spun out of the list of Grammy nominations, announced late Friday, came one head-scratching truth: The Recording Academy still doesn't quite know what to do with alternative R&B.
When the academy announced it had...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 3:45 PM
British Olympian Tom Daley and actress Maria Bello have made headlines in recent days by coming out, Bello in a Modern Love piece for the New York Times and Daley in a YouTube video to fans. After a string of notable celebrities opening up about their...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:39 AM
The year 2013 has been a big one for Virginia Beach's Pharrell Williams and it's looking like the good news will spill over into 2014. The producer and songwriter has been nominated for a long list of major Grammy awards, including Record of the Year,...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 10:12 PM
Being Beyonce must be the best. You're married to one of the best rappers ever, you have a cute kid, you're directly responsible for "Get Me Bodied."
Now, she can add "can drop a new album anytime I damn well please" to her repertoire.
| Dec 14, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Beyoncé gets plenty of credit — OK, way more than plenty — as a singer, a dancer, a businesswoman, a mom. But she’s also a master of the humblebrag, that strategic assertion of modesty that actually demonstrates one’s fabulousness....
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:30 PM
In the lead-up to the 1958 World Cup, the Brazilian national soccer team, led by volatile dribbling wizard Garrincha, faced the Italian club team Fiorentina in an exhibition match. The eventual world champion Brazilians won 4-0, but it was the last of...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 3:07 AM
Without as much as a hint, Beyonce stealthily released her new album.
As the West Coast was tucking into bed Thursday night, the singer rolled out one of the best-kept secrets in recent music history: The album she had spent the last year teasing was...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Onstage, 19-year-old Archy Marshall looked like a surly high-schooler on class portrait day: a too-big brown sport coat, a thrift-shop tie and a perpetual discontented sneer.
But whenever he opened his mouth at his headlining show Wednesday night at...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 4:02 PM
When “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts posted a Facebook message on Sunday expressing gratitude for all the support she got during her long and much-publicized recovery from a bone marrow transplant, that was hardly news. She&...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Alicia Keys’ “Girl on Fire” won the prize for R&B album at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday.
A decade into a career that boasts more than 35 millions records sold and 14 Grammys, Keys said she was struggling to find herself. After...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 9:34 AM
The electronic music scene has been heavily monopolized.
Duos like The Chemical Brothers, Justice and Daft Punk have been emblematic of the electronic genre and have therefore defined its qualities.
Within that established realm, there have been...