| Nov 23, 2008
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| Nov 29, 2008
The bounty of new holiday albums is impressive -- little else is selling, the thinking seems to be, so let's see if Santa and Rudolph can salvage the end of the year. This year's batch is suitably diverse, many hurriedly assembled as a seasonal bonus...
| Apr 30, 2008
THE GREEKS invented democracy. Arianna Huffington, Los Angeles' most popular Greek expat and sublime aesthete, has turned the city's Democratic politics into a party. And we're not talking about the sort with no-host bars.
The queen of the popular...
| Jun 14, 2008
GEORGE MICHAEL is not a whiskey-swilling geezer like Keith Richards or a rebellious bohemian like Thom Yorke. He's a well-groomed, gracious man of means whose favorite topic of discussion is the domestic bliss he shares with his longtime partner, Kenny...
| Dec 18, 2007
U2's "The Joshua Tree," one of the most acclaimed albums of the rock era, was released 20 years ago this year, but it just got better.
To celebrate the collection's anniversary, the Universal Music Group has reissued the album in an ambitious new three-...
| Sep 10, 2007
"And as the flames climbed high into the night
To light the sacrificial rite,
I saw Satan laughing with delight
The day the music died."
-- Don McLean, "American Pie"
Since the dawn of rock 'n' roll, death has been a recurring theme. But for many...
| Sep 14, 2009
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Jim Carroll, a poet and punk rocker whose wry tales of rocky adolescence as an athlete-turned-junkie in the 1978 memoir "The Basketball Diaries" resonated deeply with a generation of disaffected youths, died Friday at his home in New York City. He was 60....
| Sep 16, 2009
Jim Carroll, who died Friday of a heart attack at 60 in Manhattan, was a legend by the time he was 13. That's when the poet Ted Berrigan took him to visit Jack Kerouac, who took a look at some of Jim's writing and said, "Jim Carroll writes better prose...
| Jun 3, 2009
Anthony Bourdain didn't invent the chef memoir, but he revolutionized it. And judging by the latest crop of books, I'd say he has a lot to answer for.
In the old days, chef stories followed a pretty staid outline: childhood in sunny France, first job,...
| Aug 14, 2009
Les Paul was often called rock royalty, but for the people who knew the man before his death Thursday at age 94, that term often inspired a gentle chuckle.
Born in Wisconsin in 1915, Paul was a Midwestern jazz man who went on to make high-polish 1950s...
| Jan 24, 2010
Fans of Eddie Izzard and his over-the-top-fabulousness beware: His attire on stage at the Nokia Theatre this weekend will be a decided departure from his earlier flamboyance.
Wrapping up lunch at a Lower East Side bistro, Izzard warns that on this...