| Jan 11, 2012
| 6:40 AM
Hundreds of onlookers crowded around a booth inside the cavernous Las Vegas Convention Center, hoisting cameras overhead and straining for a glimpse of the woman with the tiny frame and the big fake eyelashes:
The "Jersey Shore" star, more...
| 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?
| 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...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d city" has received no shortage of media attention since its release on Monday, including rave reviews in Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and SPIN, and an in-depth feature by The Times' August Brown.
When best-of-2012 lists...
| May 7, 2012
| 4:57 PM
Police say subway riders need to protect more than their iPhones, thieves are targeting a new electronic item, expensive headphones. Specifically, Beats by Dr. Dre, which are coveted for their ability to block out all surrounding noise.
On Friday, May...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 11:00 AM
The Hood Internet’s first album of original music, “Feat” (Decon), initially comes off as a departure from the Chicago-North Carolina duo’s trademark mash-ups.
Don’t believe the hype, says Steve Reidell, who partners in...
| 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,...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 10:28 AM
We're tuning out this week with two headphones, including a noise-cancellation model, that show how much you can get for $200 to $300.
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint noise-canceling headphones
Price: $350 (sometimes available as low as $230 online),...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 1:10 AM
Oprah Winfrey may have retired her namesake talk show for good in 2011, but she's still rollin' in the dough as the titular head of her own TV network.
The daytime legend has topped Forbes' list of the highest-paid celebrities for the fourth year in a...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 1:21 PM
Police are looking for two suspects who burglarized two Elk Grove cell phone stores early Friday morning.
Officers arrived at the AT&T store near W Stockton and Laguna Boulevards around 4:42 a.m., finding that the store had been burglarized. Stolen...
| 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...