| Feb 10, 2013
| 3:02 PM
Wearing a thick, black and white checkered shirt and dark green tam cap, Snoop Dogg strutted to the stage smoking a blunt.
As the rapper took his seat at the end of the stage for the Broadcast Music Inc.'s “How I Wrote That Song” panel, an...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 10:01 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,...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 5:28 PM
NEW YORK -- Walmart 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,...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 10:52 AM
South Florida shoppers proved civil, well-behaved and even friendly at times as they jammed the aisles of malls, electonics outlets and toy stores for the Black Friday retail frenzy.
By mid-morning, though, the overnight rush had largely subsided and...
| Mar 17, 2011
Hip-hop singer Nate Dogg, who along with Snoop Dogg and Warren G is credited with crafting the blend of singing and rapping now known as G-funk, has died. He was 41.
Nate Dogg, who was born Nathaniel D. Hale, died Tuesday at a Laguna Niguel care facility...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 5:10 AM
Chicago’s hip-hop community is in a war of words that has escalated into violence, with the shooting death of a teenage rapper.
Tuesday was another night, another homicide in a year in which hundreds of Chicagoans have been gunned down; the...
| May 1, 2011
When Mozart said, "Music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music," could he have foreseen the age of the punishing ear bud?
Within 24 hours of using...
| Apr 10, 2011
Revolutions are still televised, but they get Tumblr'd, tweeted and YouTubed ﬁrst. This one started last summer when music micro-bloggers began deifying a pack of nine skateboarding, freewheeling teenaged rap vandals from Los Angeles. Full name:...
| Jun 26, 2011
The time slot was an unforgiving one and the venue even worse. When Foster the People ambled onstage at noon on the final full day of the nearly weeklong South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, in March, it was exhaustion rather than...
| 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 —...
| May 22, 2012
| 4:37 PM
In 1992, the group released the rollickingly irreverent 'Bizarre Ride.' The quintessential album's being celebrated with a box set, a reunion show and more. This post has been corrected. Please see bottom for details. In the haze of memory, it's......