| Dec 5, 2012
| 2:50 AM
Oh, America. You brutal, merciless fool.
When it comes to "The Voice," you messed up, America. True, you cut someone who reached her peak weeks ago, but you also eliminated the twee princess who wrapped herself so tightly around our hearts.
| Feb 6, 2012
| 8:12 PM
Phew! Two hours of “The Voice” is a lot to process. The NBC show was heavy on the tug-at-your-heartstrings contestant backstories tonight, which can make for some intense emotional weight-lifting. But we all survived, and slowly but surely,...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 4:00 AM
It's been revealed that the Obama administration named its war against Libya -- Operation Odyssey Dawn -- after a little-known album by English progressive rock band Yes.
But what hasn't been revealed are the names of other album titles seriously...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Here's Janell: Whoa, I did not know this episode would be another 2 hours. After everything they crammed in last night, tonight they’ll just stretch out the pain and agony. And, spoiler alert, you might not be happy at the end.......
| Mar 3, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Janell reports on last night's Idol:Welcome to “The Night the Ladies Answer Back.” I wasn’t aware that there was a question needing an answer, but that’s what Ryan Seacrest said, so I have to believe it. In a quick pan......
| Apr 10, 2012
| 12:26 PM
Fiona Apple played a short series of promotional shows earlier this year to support her upcoming album. Now, she's launching a full tour for "The Idler Wheel is Wiser" that includes stops in Baltimore and Washington D.C.
Apple's mini-tour, her first...
| Nov 2, 2001
Have you ever had one of those days when everything that can go wrong does? In Fox's new drama "24," Kiefer Sutherland's character, Jack Bauer, tries to survive 24 demanding hours, to put it mildly. Each episode of the show is an hour of real time, so...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 6:35 AM
Resilient youth was served at the 55th annual Grammy Awards Sunday, with relative newcomers such as Mumford & Sons, fun. and Gotye sweeping the major awards.
The Black Keys also enjoyed a banner night. The Nashville-via-Ohio rock duo won three Grammys,...
| Oct 12, 2012
Harris Savides, who was widely considered one of the most influential contemporary cinematographers, earning acclaim for his canny visual sensibility on such films as "Zodiac" and "Milk," died Wednesday. He was 55.
The Skouras Agency confirmed the New...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 10:05 PM
Here are my favorite concerts from 2012:
1. Neutral Milk Hotel at Athenaeum Theatre, Feb. 6: After releasing two acclaimed albums in the ‘90s, Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum drifted away for more than a decade. His return stacked up as...
| 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?
| Mar 21, 2013
| 3:34 AM
Jane Monheit knows firsthand the life-changing influence that music can have on a young life. As a schoolgirl growing up in the late 1980s on the south shore of Long Island, where the right jeans and the right sneakers were required, Monheit was all...