| Apr 11, 2014
| 2:09 PM
BROOKLYN, N.Y.— The man formerly known as Cat Stevens quietly walked on stage at the Barclays Center arena to be honored at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2014 induction ceremony.
Now known as Yusuf, the singer-songwriter of 1970s folk-rock hits...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 8:34 AM
The satire issue of “T: The New York Times Style Magazine” came out this week, and it includes a piece on the “forgotten literary genius” of J.P. Donleavy, a timely reminder of the cozy relationship between Ireland and America,...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 1:00 PM
NEW YORK – The B train rolled out of Herald Square shortly after noon Friday. One OMG, five stops and 21 minutes later, I stood in front of Barclays Center, home to the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and site of the 2017 and ’18 ACC basketball...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 8:55 PM
NEW YORK – When Terrence Samuel heard "The Garden," his eyes lit up. He didn't look at the bracket, didn't realize everything that had happened when the Huskies advanced to the Sweet 16.
"I actually didn't know until after we won in Buffalo,"...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:35 PM
LINCOLN, Neb. – For the past 20 years, women's college basketball coaches have understood the road to any significant national pinnacle eventually runs through UConn, which had already visited 14 Final Fours before Monday's Elite Eight game...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Therell Wayne "Scoop" Knight has been a Zamboni driver at the XL Center in Hartford since it was called the Civic Center, way back in 1980, when Whalers, not Wolves, plied the slippery slab. Now 57, he leads a seven-person crew and is the dean of ice...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:21 PM
As our regular readers might recall, Pop & Hiss didn't especially enjoy Red Hot Chili Peppers' appearance Sunday night during the otherwise-delightful Super Bowl halftime show by Bruno Mars.
Did our distaste for the band's rendition of "Give It Away"...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The sideshow at Dodger Stadium is about to begin as Paul Stanley emerges from his backstage trailer, shirtless and in full kabuki drag: bright red lips, his face painted harlequin white, a black star over his right eye. The singer-guitarist is here to...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 11:27 AM
A food server who worked inside the locker rooms at the Brooklyn Nets’ Barclays Center is suing the Houston Rockets and the company that oversees the arena’s catering, claiming he was subjected to anti-gay slurs before a game last year and...
| Apr 3, 2014
Atlantic 10 Conference commissioner Bernadette McGlade was "extremely optimistic," but nervous nonetheless on Selection Sunday. Radically changed from a year ago, her league appeared poised to send a record six teams to the NCAA basketball tournament....
| Mar 23, 2014
| 12:51 PM
The ACC basketball tournament’s much-anticipated landing in New York will become official Wednesday when the league stages a news conference at the Barclays Center to announce a two-year contract with the arena for 2017 and ’18, sources say....
| Mar 28, 2014
NEW YORK — Madison Square Garden hasn't hosted an NCAA tournament game of Sweet 16 magnitude since 1955, but if any team is prepared for this moment on this stage, it's Michigan State.
The world's most famous arena? Friday's regional semifinal...