| Sep 24, 2010
| 4:20 PM
When my last semester in college rolled around, I had finished all my requirements except for a science class. After quickly filling that with a general environmental science class, I embarked on a mission to find three classes with the perfect mix of...
| Apr 27, 2011
Singer in the punk band X-Ray Spex
Poly Styrene, 53, the braces-wearing singer who belted out "Oh bondage, up yours!" with the punk band X-Ray Spex, died Monday, according to a statement on her website.
Styrene, whose real name was...
| May 9, 2012
Late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon will issue his second album Blow Your Pants Off on June 12. The 15-track set will feature the former Saturday Night Live star and current Late Night with Jimmy Fallon host doing impressions of rock superstars such as...
| Apr 13, 2011
Duran Duran — the seminal 1980s music outfit that emerged from Birmingham, England, to dominate the global pop scene with cinematic music videos for a catalog of catchy, guitar-inflected, groove-laden synth pop hit singles — has endured.
| Sep 18, 2011
On a recent summer day at the Paramount lot, the five members of the group SuperHeavy played along to a recording of their first single, "Miracle Worker," as a camera crane swooped over an assembled crowd of a few hundred and the music boomed. Onstage...
| Aug 14, 2011
There is a wild side to fall clothing and accessories. On the runway, it showed up in fur (real and faux) attached to jackets, boots, clutches and even sunglasses. From high end to mass market, snakeskin and animal prints adorn bags and shoes. And even...
| Aug 13, 2010
| 3:59 PM
From the full-skirted polka-dot dresses of "I Love Lucy's" Lucy Ricardo to the cone bras and figure-hugging outfits worn by the women of " Mad Men," costumes have done as much as anything to make television memorable.
In recognition of the part clothes...
| Jun 10, 2012
Essays sneak up on us. They are — or often feel — accidental: the record of a writer wrestling with an idea, an observation, a slice of experience, of a writer figuring it out. They have a conditional quality, as if they could go in any...
| Apr 9, 2011
"The wonderful thing about making records is something comes out you never expected," explains Ray Davies, who knows of what he speaks. In nearly five decades as leader of one of rock's great bands, the Kinks, and as a solo artist, Davies has been...
| May 19, 2012
A retro-ish mix of blues, bluegrass, rockabilly, unconventional folk and indie rock, to go with burgers, shakes and fries, courtesy of resident "music guy" Josh Pressman.
"Meet Me in the City" Junior Kimbrough
"Oh Well (Live at the BBC)"...
| May 23, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Peter Murphy began his career during a volatile moment in British rock. As the brooding, vampiric singer of Bauhaus, he helped define what became known in the late-70s as “postpunk,” and took David Bowie as his model for the perfect......
| May 28, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Michael Sheen is a gifted mimic, as he proved with his spin on TV talker David Frost in “Frost/Nixon” and his three outings as former British prime minister Tony Blair. He’s done vampires (“Twilight”) and werewolves (“...