| Dec 18, 2007
U2's "The Joshua Tree," one of the most acclaimed albums of the rock era, was released 20 years ago this year, but it just got better.
To celebrate the collection's anniversary, the Universal Music Group has reissued the album in an ambitious new three-...
| Dec 26, 2007
THE 2008 Street Triple is Triumph's version of a rock music supergroup. The British manufacturer has taken two of its stars -- the Daytona 675 sport bike and the Speed Triple street fighter -- and put them on a single stage.
The result is something...
| Jan 21, 2008
| 5:41 PM
To: Writers Guild of America, West President Patric Verrone
From: Patrick Goldstein
Well, when it rains, it really pours, huh? It's been hard to get you on the phone, but I can imagine you've been a little overwhelmed these last few days,...
| Jan 22, 2008
It's fitting that National Geographic is behind the glorious new concert film, U2 3D.
The film, which transforms a great rock spectacle into something intimate, is a cultural artifact of an era when we could label a rock group "the only band that...
| Jan 23, 2008
It takes a seriously pretentious band to maximize the digital IMAX 3-D format. U2 is that band. And while "U2 3D" doesn't rank with "Stop Making Sense" or "The Last Waltz" in the realm of top-shelf concert films, it's enjoyable and a fine fat eyeful....
| Feb 1, 2008
Tuesday morning, National Geographic Cinema Ventures, the company releasing the rock concert movie "U2 3D," said it was moving up the picture's expansion to hundreds of theaters by one day to Valentine's Day -- "in keeping with the universe-as-one theme...
| Feb 6, 2008
PHIL RAMONE, who has 14 Grammys at home, was dubbed "the Pope of Pop" some years ago and though it's not the sleekest of nicknames it does capture one defining attribute of his career -- Ramone's long résumé is densely packed with divine studio moments....
| Feb 5, 2008
The music of the Beatles informs this ambitious, 1960s-set musical drama from director Julie Taymor, whose stage successes include "The Lion King." Evan Rachel Wood plays the new love of a British emigrant (Jim Sturgess), but their relationship faces...
| Feb 9, 2008
Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade
By Rachel Louise Snyder
Norton, 352 pages, $26.95
How can you tell where your jeans were made? If you think finding the answer is as simple as looking at a label...
| Mar 8, 2008
Righteous Warrior: Jesse Helms and the Rise of Modern Conservatism
By William A. Link
St. Martin's, 643 pages, $39.95
The modern conservative movement owes much to the political innovations, persistence and crusades of former five-term Republican U.S....
| Apr 1, 2008
PADDY CASEY, the second-bestselling rock act in Ireland, looks a little disappointed as he scans the sparse audience that turned up during rush hour Friday for his debut here at the Virgin Records Megastore.
"You make more money busking," the singer-...
| Jul 24, 2008
| 4:24 AM
by Frank James Politico is reporting that syndicated conservative columnist Robert Novak hit a pedestrian this morning during rush hour, then drove off in his black Corvette. Fortunately, the pedestrian appears to have sustained only minor injuries and...