| Dec 13, 2012
| 12:55 PM
First, a caveat: Back in January, this year's Golden Globe for original song went to Madonna's "Masterpiece," a wan electro ballad so forgettable that we here at Pop & Hiss had to YouTube it just to remember what it sounded like. (And now? Forgotten...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 11:09 AM
Taylor Swift has been nominated for just about every big music prize out there, from Grammys to Teen Choice Awards. On Thursday, the perpetually cheery pop star got another feather in her cap, scoring a Golden Globe nod for her original song “Safe...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 11:47 AM
If you went to Jon Bon Jovi’s debut show with The Kings of Suburbia July 26 expecting to see the Bon Jovi of the ‘80s, you were probably a little disappointed. But if you showed up at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino...
| Jun 16, 2011
When Celtic Crossroads performs at the Columbia Festival of the Arts on June 24, the seven-member band of Irish musicians will sound off with a more modern take on the traditional music of their homeland.
Call it non-traditional Irish music.
| Dec 8, 2011
0.5 stars (out of four)
Perhaps at some point in the future, a great movie will feature the line, “Ladies, may the best va-jay-jay win!”
That line, spoken about two pregnant women (Jessica Biel, Sarah Paulson) competing to deliver just after...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 12:20 PM
It was only last year that director Garry Marshall's “Valentine's Day” raked in enough moolah to reach 23 on Box Office Mojo's highest-grossing “romantic comedy” list. That was apparently enough to trigger a follow-up — not,...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 12:57 PM
Let's hope your New Year's Eve is better than the movie titled "New Year's Eve." This hectic ensemble comedy has so many interwoven story lines and exudes so much synthetic good cheer that it leaves you feeling exhausted long before midnight strikes....
| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:37 PM
Director Guy Ritchie established his credentials for outrageous noisy action flicks with "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels."
He put the dignified Sherlock Holmes series on steroids with his first big budget effort in 2009. He added top-notch special...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 12:19 PM
By the end of the year, Panera will have opened two more cafes that look and feel just like any of chain’s other branches. But at the new locations, customers will be able to pay whatever they want for the food – even nothing at all.
| Oct 20, 2011
| 12:48 PM
Jon Bon Jovi broke into the culinary world this week, opening JBJ Soul Kitchen in Red Bank, N.J., on Wednesday.
Rockers-as-restaurateurs isn't anything new, but Bon Jovi's approach is. The menu lists no prices, just "suggested donations" to cover the...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 7:57 AM
We recently discussed Jon Bon Jovi's newly opened Soul Kitchen, a restaurant where patrons pay what they can or pay for their meal by volunteering.
No plans to visit Jersey anytime soon? No problem.
Chicago has its own version of this dining model:...