| Dec 17, 2012
| 7:25 AM
Rating: 2 stars (out of 4)
Chief Keef's major-label debut, "Finally Rich" (Interscope/Glory Boys), caps a year in which he started out living in his grandmother's home under house arrest for a gun charge and ended up with an Interscope contract, his own...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 10:36 AM
2.5 stars (out of 4)
Gary Clark Jr., a 28-year-old Texan, makes his major-label debut under a mountain of hype: He’s been called everything from the “next Hendrix” to a “blues savior.” No pressure, right?
| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:10 PM
You must be a specific type of person for the name Eddie Huang to register. Chances increase if you: 1) live in New York, 2) are plugged into the restaurant scene and read food gossip blogs, 3) are active on social media sites like Twitter, and 4) are...
| Sep 9, 2012
Harper: 480 pp, $27.99
"Telegraph Avenue" is so exuberant, it's as if Michael Chabon has pulled joy from the air and squeezed it into the shape of words. A vibrant affection for a place, time and culture —...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 4:32 PM
The 2012 Chrysler 300S??? exterior is the first clue that this full-size sedan isn???t for the mundane, says Cars.com Family reviewer Courtney Messenbaugh. This sophisticated-looking car is set apart by its blackened chrome grille and C-shaped LED running...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Just nine days before it plays Sands Bethlehem Event Center, 1970s and ‘80s female rockers Heart has been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But the big news out of today’s announcement of nominees is......
| Nov 2, 2012
| 4:32 PM
The holiday shopping season is officially upon us. It's official because Oprah Winfrey has ordained it with her list of "Favorite Things."...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 4:32 AM
Competes with: Mini Cooper S and Volkswagen Beetle Turbo Looks like: A 2012 500 Abarth with a cloth top Drivetrain: 160-hp, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder Hits dealerships: First-quarter of 2013 With the new Fiat 500c Abarth, the Italian automaker...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Rush’s non-induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been one of the institution’s biggest criticisms. Now the argument has been taken away. Rush's Geddy Lee at Allentown Fair in 2010 Hall of Fame voters listened to us,......
| Dec 15, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Click through the gallery above to view my top 10 albums of 2012.
On or near the top of many of 2012's best albums lists -- mine are listed above within a clickable gallery -- are two Angelenos: Kendrick Lamar and Frank Ocean. They earned their praise,...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 9:15 AM
Wal-Mart wants you to forget Black Friday this year. Instead, the store is kicking off some of its hottest "Black Friday" deals on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, beginning at 8 p.m.
The retailer says its best deals will be on electronics, tablets, TVs,...
| Oct 23, 2012
**** (out of 4)
If you spend even a minute of time around rap, you’re bound to hear a conversation about “real hip-hop.” The basic argument goes like this: Rappers who showcase lyrical dexterity and a willingness to not discuss the...