| 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...
| 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 14, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Casting producers for the hit TV talent show “Star Search” were closing in on the end of a long cross-country series of auditions and had nearly filled their quota of performers for the upcoming season when they arrived at a Memphis mall to...
| 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...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 6:00 PM
Video of the year
Justin Timberlake — “Mirrors”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz — “Thrift Shop”
Bruno Mars — “Locked Out of Heaven”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell — “...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 4:21 PM
The Dodgers' expected signing of Cuban second baseman Alexander Guerrero puts a spotlight on the most anticipated free-agent saga of the coming off-season: Whither Robinson Cano?
This saga comes with a song: "Crown," the Jay-Z song that features this...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:28 PM
Jay-Z has turned the second song of his new album “Magna Carta Holy Grail" into a new art form.
The musical mogul Wednesday repeatedly rapped “Picasso Baby" during a six-hour performance piece at the Pace Gallery in New York.
| Jul 14, 2013
| 7:00 AM
To judge by the media coverage this summer, only two hip-hop albums of note have been released. Both were recorded by multi-platinum multimillionaires raised on first- and second-generation hip-hop.
As even your grandma could probably tell you, these...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 12:12 PM
In the wake of Saturday’s acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, New York rapper Pharoahe Monch has released an incendiary track called “Stand Your Ground.” It’s a potent, hard song that...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Now he’s got 100 problems. Rapper Jay-Z was widely praised for his business savvy after he announced a plan to give away 1 million copies of his new album to Samsung Galaxy smartphone users through a special app.
But that app has generated a...