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  • Lady Gaga delivers complex message at SXSW

    Lady Gaga delivers complex message at SXSW
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Lady Gaga wants to have her snack chips and eat them too. During her keynote address (actually a softball interview) Friday, Gaga attacked naysayers who criticized her for performing at the South by Southwest Music Conference for a...
  • About 88,000 U.S. deaths each year traced to alcohol use, study says

    Alcohol is responsible for about 88,000 deaths in the U.S. each year, according to a new government report on the toll of excessive drinking. The study, published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, comes as police investigate an...
  • Maker of Toms shoes expands into coffee roasting

    Maker of Toms shoes expands into coffee roasting
    Toms, the Los Angeles company known for its comfy, eco-friendly footwear and its shoes-donating ways, is tiptoeing into an unusual product line: coffee. The philanthropic business, which sells shoes and eyewear under a One for One business model, made...
  • Kevin Bacon explains the '80s — so listen up, children

    Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it -- and Kevin Bacon doesn't want that to happen when it comes to the 1980s. Really, who does want that to happen when it comes to the 1980s? "Awareness of '80s culture and technology has been in a...
  • Weekend preview: Why Fort Lauderdale is so darn livable

    Weekend preview: Why Fort Lauderdale is so darn livable
    No matter how much you love Fort Lauderdale, the city’s appearance on Livability.com’s list of the Top 10 Best Downtowns in the country had to come as a surprise. For all the complaining that goes on around here (not you, them), perhaps it...
  • Got a complaint? Kurt Andersen will see you now

    Got a complaint? Kurt Andersen will see you now
    The line between fantasy and fact has always been blurry for Kurt Andersen. The BarbieWorld casino in Las Vegas, the TV show of obituaries called “Finales,” the helicopter journalism on the Chopper Channel, Adam Sandler’s remake of the...
  • Weekend preview: We're whirling, Woodying, strolling and strudeling

    Weekend preview: We're whirling, Woodying, strolling and strudeling
    Southern Italy's “pizzica taranta” tradition began centuries ago as therapy for the victim of a particular kind of deadly spider bite, and gradually evolved into a kind of hours-long musical exorcism, a psychic healing for depression and fear....
  • Listen: Coldplay releases new single 'Magic,' from album due May 19

    Listen: Coldplay releases new single 'Magic,' from album due May 19
    First, there was "Midnight"; now there's "Magic." After surprise-releasing a so-so new song last week that suggested frontman Chris Martin had been bro-ing down with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, Coldplay dropped another fresh tune on the Internet late...
  • SXSW 2014: Showcasing the L.A. scene in Austin, Texas

    SXSW 2014: Showcasing the L.A. scene in Austin, Texas
    Many cities boast about their scenes, and rightly so. Few if any, though, have such a range of sounds as Los Angeles. It's overwhelming, as evidenced by the volume of artists trekking eastbound along Interstate 10 toward Austin, Texas. For those headed to...
  • Idris Elba to voice deadly tiger in Disney's 'Jungle Book'

    Idris Elba to voice deadly tiger in Disney's 'Jungle Book'
    In "Pacific Rim," a score-settling Idris Elba demonstrated he has the eye of the tiger. Now he'll show that he has the voice of one as well. The 41-year-old London-born actor is in final negotiations to provide the voice of the fearsome feline Shere...
  • SXSW 2014: Lady Gaga to headline Doritos-sponsored event at SXSW

    SXSW 2014: Lady Gaga to headline Doritos-sponsored event at SXSW
    An ultra-meta, avant-garde piece of corporate branding performance art? Or the final death knell of SXSW as a proving ground for unknown young bands - and Lady Gaga's career? Whatever the stakes, Lady Gaga is headlining a Doritos-sponsored bill at...
  • SXSW 2014: It's not the same old Texas music festival

    SXSW 2014: It's not the same old Texas music festival
    The biggest act scheduled to perform this week at the annual South by Southwest music festival is also one of the biggest acts in the world. On March 13, Lady Gaga will take to the outdoor stage behind Stubb's for a concert sponsored by Doritos, which...