| Nov 28, 2008
The world has been pretty chaotic lately.
The financial markets are in turmoil, 401(k)'s have evaporated, the Obamas and the Clintons are suddenly best of friends, teenage vampire literature is all the rage, the auto industry is on the verge of...
| Feb 8, 2009
In "The Carter," the documentary about Lil Wayne that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last month, the superstar rapper is filmed in some compromising positions. Namely, he's shown taking his medicine.
In one scene, the extravagantly tattooed...
| Nov 19, 2006
Here, the Marines seem younger, the years scrubbed from their faces, no trace of Fallujah on immaculate dress uniforms.
Like Rip Van Winkle's nap in reverse, the weary men of Charlie Company closed their eyes in Iraq and awoke a few weeks later in a...
| Jun 2, 2006
CIVIL-MILITARY OPERATIONS CENTER, FALLUJAH, Iraq -- In the dark, on the roof, 1st Sgt. Ben Grainger and another Marine wrestle with wires. They kneel in a jumble of electronics that looks like a stereo-equipment tag sale.
As the calls to prayer at...
| Jun 2, 2008
| 9:25 PM
Bo Diddley, who died Monday at age 79 in Florida, was as essential to the creation of rock 'n' roll as Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley and Little Richard, though he seldom got the credit or the accolades that were showered on his better-known peers.
| Jan 18, 2008
PARK CITY, Utah -- The lead singer wears a dog collar and plays his guitar with a sex toy. One of their first songs, "Thumb Hang," is about the Spanish inquisition. And the amplifier knob actually goes to 11.
In so many ways, the heavy metal band Anvil...
| Oct 26, 2009
"Enough of the folk mass!" declared Bono during U2's historic Rose Bowl performance Sunday, leading his band and the nearly 100,000 fans in the stadium out of a singalong and into a dance party. The 49-year-old singer/activist/life of the party has been...
| Aug 2, 2009
When Kelly Gregg and I stroll into the Owings Mills Red Robin on a recent muggy summer afternoon, I contemplate telling our waitress that she might want to alert the cooks, just in case they need backup.
I've been dreaming of this moment for months,...