| Mar 14, 2014
| 11:18 AM
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...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:15 PM
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...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:26 AM
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...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 9:20 AM
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...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:19 AM
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...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 4:42 AM
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...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:22 PM
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....
| Mar 3, 2014
| 12:14 PM
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...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 10:32 AM
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...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 1:48 PM
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...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 6:30 AM
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...