| Mar 14, 2013
Negative five stars (out of four)
An instant landmark of crap, “Upside Down” begins with an interminable voiceover as Adam (the permanently earnest Jim Sturgess of “Cloud Atlas”) utters, “The universe is so full of wonders,&...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 8:44 AM
The 1985 celebrity-studded charity ditty written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie had a simple title and refrain: "We Are the World." The line, it now turns out, is more than just a song lyric. It's a scientific truth.
As Tim Flannery demonstrates in...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 1:25 PM
I am off for a few days to deal with some minor medical stuff, and I did not intend to write any reviews, believe me.
But I sat down last night to watch one segment of the preview DVD for "Kennedy Center Honors," and I got up some two hours later...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 8:48 PM
We'd rather not think about the Super Bowl.
But after the Vince Lombardi Trophy is presented to Sunday's winner comes a championship contest we can really get behind: the premiere of the second season of "The Voice" on NBC.
A different kind of talent...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 11:40 AM
"The Voice" and the Super Bowl may seem mutually exclusive, but NBC is doing everything possible to have that not be the case.
It's that network's year for the NFL championship game, and the coveted post-game slot goes to the singing competition's...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 5:35 AM
The Battle Rounds began on “The Voice” this week, complete over-singing and bogus drama from the judges. “Oh, I just can’t choose!” Yes, you can, so quit pretending to complain.
Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Christina...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 10:31 AM
These days, the American indie rock underground is in love with 1980s pop. From Bon Iver to Cass McCombs, artists have been reaching into the bag of tricks of acts like Lionel Richie and Toto. I wouldn't have predicted it, but there it is.
| Oct 17, 2011
| 9:23 PM
1980s fever struck 'DWTS' this week, complete with live performances of "Eternal Flame," "Walk Like an Egyptian" and "Manic Monday" from The Bangles, who also graced the show to promote their NEW album "Sweetheart of the Sun" and tour. Who knew?
| Sep 15, 2011
After Zac Brown chose to sing "Martin," a love song to his guitar, everyone on stage with him Tuesday night at Club Nokia for this year's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum benefit concert quickly fell in line and served up songs inspired by their...
| Dec 23, 2012
Toms Shoes has opened its first retail store and community space, in Venice, barely an alpargata's toss from the apartment living room where Blake Mycoskie started building his buy-one-give-one, commerce-meets-cause shoe empire six years ago.
| Sep 27, 2012
| 3:50 AM
Three weeks in and we're almost done with the auditions. We've seen it all -- the good, the bad, and the ugly. It's always been entertaining though.
On this episode, we heard from two Maryland contestants. One made a lasting impression and the other ......