| Jul 17, 2013
| 6:00 PM
Video of the year
Justin Timberlake — “Mirrors”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz — “Thrift Shop”
Bruno Mars — “Locked Out of Heaven”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell — “...
| May 7, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Remarkable how two words, scribbled nearly a century ago about a 16-year-old Lake Forest debutante, can evoke a whole country, its hypocrisies and promises, its aspirations and crushing realities.
Last week, the University of South Carolina posted...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Rick Rubin has remained in the public eye for nearly 30 years now, a rare producer/executive/music enthusiast whose ubiquity hasn’t diminished either his consistency or his image.
Already in 2013, the co-founder of Def Jam Records, former...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 10:09 AM
Jay-Z’s video for the “Holy Grail” track from his “Magna Carta Holy Grail” album has now made it to YouTube following its 24-hour exclusive premiere on Facebook, a move that’s heightened Facebook’s profile as a...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 4:21 PM
The Dodgers' expected signing of Cuban second baseman Alexander Guerrero puts a spotlight on the most anticipated free-agent saga of the coming off-season: Whither Robinson Cano?
This saga comes with a song: "Crown," the Jay-Z song that features this...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Pop star Jay-Z will bring his art gallery what-is-it project "Picasso Baby" to television audiences with a new documentary airing on HBO starting Friday.
"Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film," debuting Friday at 11 p.m. on the premium cable channel,...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 9:23 PM
True to her reputation, Beyoncé — Mrs. Carter — delivered Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Belting out every note infallibly, dancing each synchronized step perfectly, Queen Bey makes us wonder if her music videos each...
| May 11, 2013
| 4:04 PM
One detail I didn't have room to include in last weekend's Arts & Books feature on the soundtrack to "The Great Gatsby" was just how the film's director, Baz Luhrmann, recruited Jay-Z to help him assemble the music for the movie.
In an interview...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 4:18 PM
A Costa Mesa family visiting Zoomar's Petting Zoo in San Juan Capistrano saw 3-week-old kittens without a mom. The zoo staff complained about the many stray cats, and the family agreed to take the kittens home.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z, two black kittens...
| May 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Baz Luhrmann didn't want to answer the question.
"I can't really say it about myself," he said. "But yes, I do."
The Australian director behind this month's hip-hop-inspired adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" had been asked if he thinks his movies...
| Jun 23, 2013
Baseball, football, wrestling
ACT: 34. GPA: 4.88/4.0.
Athletics: All-Suburban Christian Blue football 2012, baseball 2012-13. 138-pound regional runner-up, wrestling 2013.
Academics: IHSA All-State Academic 2012-13,...