| Dec 19, 2014
| 5:38 AM
"What's the point of even sleeping?"
Let it be noted that although 2014 was the year I achieved near-total omniscience over all media, I saw St. Vincent sing that line only three times in the past 12 months. I apologize for that. It was a regretful...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 9:00 AM
There's a line in New York rapper ASAP Ferg's syrupy new track "Talk It," a musical response to the death of Michael Brown and the subsequent riots in Ferguson, Mo., that underscored the calcified nature of relations between black communities and the...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 10:30 PM
To celebrate the end, he first turned his show over to the president, then went head to head with a dragon. He sold nine years of tchotchkes at a yard sale, then raffled off his desk and fireplace for charity. And for his final show, he murdered death,...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 10:37 AM
Kendrick Lamar debuted an untitled new song during "The Colbert Report" on Tuesday night, capping the show’s nine-year run of musical guests with a devastating, slow-build track that equaled his memorable performance of “I” a few...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 5:50 AM
1. The War On Drugs, Lost in the Dream (Secretly Canadian). The year saw no better argument than this for the power and potential of the album as a musically cohesive piece of work. Adam Granduciel's ebbing and flowing tour de force expertly moves from...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 8:50 AM
This 2014 songs-of-the-year compendium is not alphabetized or ranked, but rather organized as a playlist meant to be heard from start to finish.
It's a multi-genre mix of big-name pop hits and less-ubiquitous personal favorites that can be found on a...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 6:44 PM
TV is not taking time off for the holidays this week. Michael Bublé and Jim Parsons headline specials while "The Voice," "Survivor" and "The Amazing Race" name winners, and Stephen Colbert and Craig Ferguson depart their talk shows.
"Big Bang Theory"...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 11:55 AM
New music from Kendrick Lamar has only emerged in bits and pieces. But now there's at least one new verse to help tide fans over to his next LP.
The locally beloved rapper appears in a new ad for the shoe company Reebok, where he performs a new a...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Beyonce's surprise self-titled album was, unsurprisingly, the most tweeted-about album of 2014, but overall, Justin Bieber generated the most buzz in the music crowd on Twitter, according to a comprehensive new report from the social media platform....
| Dec 5, 2014
| 7:01 PM
As usual, the Grammy Awards nominations — announced Friday in a complicated succession of tweets, radio bits and morning-TV appearances — reflect an array of mystifying decisions by the Recording Academy's 13,000 voting members. Here are...
| Dec 7, 2014
'EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS' IN THEATERS FRIDAY
1 Famed director Ridley Scott ("Gladiator") takes a classic Old Testament story to the big screen in "Exodus: Gods and Kings." Christian Bale stars as Moses, who begins the film locked in bitter competition...