| Jul 30, 2013
I never thought the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case deserved nearly the attention it got. But reasonable people can disagree about that. What strikes me as unconscionable, however, is the way the supposedly objective media have not only...
| Jun 27, 2013
In the scheme of mythical hazards — that you should never swim immediately after eating, that touching a frog will give you warts, that you'll grow hair on your hands if you, well, you know — the idea that an iPod could bring down a plane...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during practice Saturday and could miss the season.
Maclin went down at the end of a non-contact drill and appeared to be in pain while he was on the...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Clutching a gold microphone as shiny as his gold watch, Robin Thicke sauntered into a recording studio in Playa Vista on a recent afternoon like he owned the place.
The R&B singer known for his romantic ballads was taping a brief live performance for...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 7:45 AM
After the coffee. Before finding a way to check out Al Jazeera America.
The Skinny: I want to watch Al Jazeera America but alas am a Time Warner Cable subscriber and it doesn't have a deal to carry the news channel, which launches today. I need to get a...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Britney Spears debuted a new single Monday morning on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show, and though she's dropped the fake English accent she put to such good use in her and will.i.am's "Scream & Shout," the pop star definitely hasn't lost her taste...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 7:23 PM
Jean Bach first laid eyes on the astonishing photograph more than a decade after its 57 subjects — all illustrious figures from jazz's golden age — posed on the steps of a Harlem brownstone in the summer of 1958.
The photo eventually...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 9:48 AM
Performance rights organization SoundExchange distributed $149 million to music artists and record labels in the second quarter of 2013, a 55% increase from the same period a year ago.
SoundExchange, which collects royalties from services including...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 1:55 PM
It’s been impossible to escape Miguel’s R&B gem “Adorn” -- not that we've dared tried to.
Miguel’s self-produced slow burner, with its subdued electro groove and his swoon-worthy emotive croons, was a sleeper surprise and...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In 1969, Jay Silverheels, the Mohawk Indian actor who played Tonto in the hit 1950s TV show "The Lone Ranger," appeared in character on "The Tonight Show," where Johnny Carson conducted a mock job interview.
"Worked 30 years as faithful sidekick for...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 9:00 AM
This post has been corrected. See below for details.
The Proms in London is the biggest event in all musicdom. It is advertised as the world’s largest music festival, which it is. The first concert is Friday, and it runs nightly (with two programs...