| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:59 PM
Album review: Rick Ross, “Mastermind”
**1/2 (out of 4)
By now, Rick Ross fans know that enjoying the flashy rapper means focusing on the details of his stories, not wondering if his larger-than-life boasts about making huge gains in...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Moral conduct is imperative; it causes the least problem and leaves fewer regrets," said Jacques Barzun. I think he was quoting the Stoics.
SOME OF us had a really high old time at the Y on Lexington at 92 Street this past week. We gathered to hear...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Thanks to state Sen. Leland Yee’s alleged attempts to broker illegal gun deals for campaign contributions, candidates for California’s secretary of state are suddenly getting a lot of attention and news coverage. Yee is out of the race,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 8:38 AM
We all know that after the party is the after party. But, um, where exactly is the after party?
Hearts nightclub in the Goose Island neighborhood will be the sight of the Magna Carter Tour after party Thursday following Jay-Z's show at the United...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 10:09 AM
Jay-Z’s video for the “Holy Grail” track from his “Magna Carta Holy Grail” album has now made it to YouTube following its 24-hour exclusive premiere on Facebook, a move that’s heightened Facebook’s profile as a...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 9:59 PM
First Jay-Z became the proud owner of a painting by Chicago artist Hebru Brantley -- now LeBron James.
The painting was given to James by Miami Heat player-turned-assistant coach Juwan Howard as a gift for winning the NBA Finals last season. Howard...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Last week, as I sat munching the remains of a soccer ball-shaped cake made in honor of my daughter's 10th birthday, I wondered if I had failed as a father.
When she entered the world a decade ago, her arrival and the events leading up to it were met with...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:22 AM
Here are the Top 3 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1. JAY Z The last two concerts Jay Z played in the region were pretty significant. In July, the hip-hopper brought his second annual Made in America festival to Philadelphia’s......
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Anyone who watched Beyonce and Jay-Z's performance of "Drunk in Love" during the Grammy Awards could feel the love between the two music powerhouses. And now Brucie, a Brooklyn restaurant, is attempting to recreate that lovin' feeling with an entire...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:39 AM
The year 2013 has been a big one for Virginia Beach's Pharrell Williams and it's looking like the good news will spill over into 2014. The producer and songwriter has been nominated for a long list of major Grammy awards, including Record of the Year,...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The DJ that has brought dance music fans songs including "Feel So Close" and "We Found Love" is making a move towards the small screen.
Variety has confirmed that HBO is developing a halfhour comedy with Calvin Harris that takes place in the world of...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Grammy Awards telecast remains second only to the Academy Awards in terms of popularity, with Sunday's show on CBS drawing a big 28.5 million viewers -- up slightly from last year and the second largest audience in the last 21 years.
Since 1993, only...