Forget five golden rings – ’tis the season of funk. So declares the Cali connection of DJ/ producer Damon Riddick (aka Dâm-Funk) and Snoop Lion -- billed here as Snoopzilla -- who team up here for a selection of cosmic, George Clinton-worshipping cuts of classic, trunk-rattling West Coast funk, complete with hand-drawn jacket art that cries out "1992." From the sternum-shaking,... » more
Fordham University’s WFUV has been a mainstay on the New York radio dial for more than 65 years. These days, the non-commercial station is one of the only places to hear up-and-coming singer-songwriters and indie rockers.
Tuesday, some of those artists, including jazzy folk-rocker Iron & Wine, new wave legend Nick Lowe and southwestern duo Calexico, will take part in the ninth annual Holiday... » more
A soft-spoken man with a Stonewall Jackson beard, singer-songwriter Sam Beam has spent the past decade recording as Iron and Wine, blossoming along the way from bare acoustic numbers into fully realized arrangements that draw from musical traditions both near and far. Tuesday evening, Beam, backed by frequent collaborators Calexico, will headline a lyrical army of fellow artists and songwriters... » more
Adam Sandler is making way too much moolah for the film flops he's been starring in lately.
The funnyman is the most overpaid actor in Hollywood, according to a new report in Forbes magazine, because he's been raking in $15 million-plus movie paychecks even though many of his recent projects, like "Jack and Jill" and "That's My Boy," have performed oh-so-poorly at the box... » more
'Fast & Furious 6'
It's hard to talk about a movie like "Fast & Furious 6" without first discussing the tragic death of its star, Paul Walker. Tragic is the right word, and we'll just add that a portion of the sales of DVD, Blu-ray and digital copies of this film will go to his charity, Reach Out Worldwide. That said, the latest installment of the action series builds on... » more
Keep it simple.
That’s good advice in life, and it’s great advice for technology investors. The more novel a thing is, the less we can predict about its future – so it’s important that we stick tothe basics. What is a company selling? What price can it get? What are its costs?
Netflix sells used video content. It repackages movies that have left the theater, and television shows that... » more
There's one single rule in the brutal knockout game: An attacker aims to render a victim unconscious with a single sucker punch.
With attacks from Milwaukee to Paterson to New York City -- where at least 10 people have been victimized -- the so-called knockout game has become the latest fear-inducing news story in our city. Several deaths also have been linked to it nationwide, according to... » more
Most New Yorkers have a grueling daily commute. Our travel times are among the nation's worst, averaging from 52 to 69 minutes on public transit. And riders in the outer boroughs face an especially harrowing ordeal.
Jammed trains, long rides and buses that can only inch their way through congealed traffic are all part of the deal.
But there's a plausible answer to the problem.
New... » more
Police have ID’d the man who allegedly attacked Paris Hilton’s little brother Barron this weekend, TMZ.com reported.
Barron Hilton claims that Lindsay Lohan masterminded the beating that forced him to seek treatment at a Miami hospital, according to TMZ. The website said that police tried contacting both the alleged attacker and Lohan to get their sides of the story, but neither was home.
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Why would ABC shorten the third season of its hit show “Scandal?” Hmm. Perhaps due to the star’s due date? At least that’s the reason floating around the rumor mill.
According to several celebrity news outlets, Season 3 of “Scandal” will air only 18 episodes, a reduction from the 22 originally planned, because star Kerry Washington is set to give birth this spring. Us Weekly broke the news... » more