| Jun 14, 2013
| 10:38 AM
The stage goes dark. A single spotlight illuminates the drum set.
Gina Schock, barely visible behind the bass drum, pounds out a tribal tattoo.
Another spotlight, in front of the drums: Bass player Abby Travis, head bobbing in time, plays off the...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:58 AM
Mar 10 (TheWrap.com) - The next season of âTrue Detectiveâ will be about âhard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system,â says series creator Nic Pizzolatto.
That intriguing preview came in an...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Daft Punk took the top honors at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday when they took the awards for record of the year for "Get Lucky," with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, and album of the year for "Random Access Memories." They also nabbed the awards...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:22 AM
Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1. THE ENGLISH BEAT Since The English Beat, the premiere ska band of the 1980s, reunited a decade ago, front man Dave Wakeling repeatedly has said a disc of new......
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The NAACP announced nominees for its 45th annual Image Awards, with Weinstein Co. nabbing 17 bids in the film categories thanks to "The Butler," "Fruitvale Station" and "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," followed by Fox Searchlight, with seven, for "12...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:32 AM
The word “shelfie” finished far behind “selfie” and other neologisms recently when the Oxford Dictionaries announced their nominees, and the winner, of the Word of the Year for 2013.
Like the selfie (which had a recent moment...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Sure, the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument are must stops for visitors touring the nation's capital.
But what about Sonny Bono Park?
Or the Maine Lobsterman Memorial?
Or the Cuban Friendship Urn?
They're all here, as are scores of bronzes,...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:02 PM
Call us Moonstruck. In a glittery match made in sparkle heaven, the shimmery stars aligned and Cher took over Week 8 on “Dancing With the Stars.”
The not-quite-EGOT performer (she’s got an Emmy, a Grammy, and an Oscar. Which makes her...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Imagine this is Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, and San Francisco leads New Orleans, 32-29, with 50 seconds left.
The network goes to commercials but, instead of coming back to the game, the credits begin to roll for "Heidi: The Untold Story," staring Miley...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Here is a summer question for you while waiting for your first mock fantasy football draft: Is sports a significant part of pop culture in the United States?
Before you snort and say "Of course it is!" consider that sports barely gets measured when...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:22 PM
It began with the July 26 edition of "Calendar," found in this very newspaper each Friday. (Well, you won't find the July 26 edition every Friday but, oh, you know what I mean . . . )
The feature story was about the Vans Warped Tour, which apparently...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Until three years ago, Bea Kozera, who died this month at age 92, did not know she played a role in American literature.
In 1947 she had an affair with a man she met on a Greyhound bus leaving Bakersfield. He was Jack Kerouac, who would go on to write...