The BBC has been forced to defend its coverage of the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela after more than 1,300 viewers complained that it was excessive.
Ellen DeGeneres Denies Trouble in Her Marriage
Using her trademark humor, Ellen DeGeneres shot down rumors that she and spouse Portia de Rossi are on the rocks. DeGeneres addressed the tabloid reports during a hilarious monologue on her daytime talk show. “The other day I’m at the hair salon getting these extensions,”...
Entering what his wife calls his “final days,” country music legend Ray Price, who has been battling pancreatic cancer, is leaving the hospital to return to his Texas home, where he will receive hospice care. In a statement issued Thursday by the East Texas Medical...
Singer-songwriter Ariana Grande is only 20, but many people in the music industry are already calling her the next Mariah Carey. Grande’s song, “The Way,” spent 26 weeks on the Billboard charts this year and led her to fame, but it has also landed her...
Jared Leto is on a roll. A day after receiving a Screen Actors Guild nomination for his portrayal of an HIV-positive, transgender drug addict in “Dallas Buyers Club,” the 41-year-old actor picked up a Golden Globe best supporting actor nomination. “I’m so happy!” Leto t
My Own Private Instagram
An image of brunch posted on Instagram shouldn’t be thought of as a squared-off, filtered photo of a lukewarm, overcooked quiche, slightly blackened toast, and acrid coffee drowned in milk. It’s a “visual status update,” said Kevin Systrom, the founder and C.E.O. of Instagr
GoldieBlox kits aren’t like other construction toys. Instead of coming in primary colors, or in drab military tones, the kits are pastel: a platform the shade of a robin’s egg, to which you can affix lavender-hued blocks, or daffodil-colored wheels. And they are designed not just to fa
Sometime in the past couple of generations, capitalism’s victory over our hearts and minds seems to have become complete, in that hardly anyone even notices it anymore. It’s a monoculture, taken for granted, like monogamy, or monotheism, or having one sun. It’s hard to think of a
This week in the magazine, Ryan Lizza asks, “Why won’t the President rein in the intelligence community?” And on this week’s Political Scene podcast, Lizza and Patrick Radden Keefe join Dorothy Wickenden to discuss this question.
“It sort of comes down to a series
New Mixtape: Yahiness 'Train Of Thought'
Mark our words: 2014 is the year that New York City hip-hop makes a return to the spotlight. And along with the likes of Troy Ave., A$AP Mob and Joey Bada$$, look for a new name to put on for his city: Yahiness.
The South Jamaica, Queens spitter drops his new DJ Enuff mixtape Train Of Thought today,
Every artist that performs on a stage has a symbiotic relationship with the audience. DJs always say they feel out the energy of the crowd and adjust their song choice accordingly, MCs obviously need to move the attendees, and pop stars often need a lot of love heaped upon them onstage.
Singers these days come a dime a baker's dozen. But you know the special ones. You just hear it. One listen of Miguel's All I Want Is You or Frank Ocean's nostalgia,ULTRA. were enough to forecast a long, vibrant musical career.
Make way for another brilliant songwriter/singer: KES.
Like the aforemen
B.o.B gives a bit more of himself on his upcoming album, Underground Luxury. On Bobby Ray's third studio LP, the Grand Hustle spitter/singer/strummer brings the turn-up tracks (the Chris Brown-featured "Throwback," "Wide Open") but elsewhere offers up some substance speaking on addiction and his own