July 23, 2011
SERIES Book TV: The literary-minded series offers coverage of the 2011 Harlem Book Fair (8 a.m. CSPN2). Celebrity Ghost Stories: The spooky series presents a best-of special (6 and 10 p.m. Biography). Iron Man: The superhero returns in a new animated series, followed by the premiere of "Wolverine" (8 and 8:30 p.m. G4). Saturday Night Live: Former "SNL" cast member and current "Parks and Recreation" star Amy Poehler is the host in this repeat, with musical guest Katy Perry (11:29 p.m. NBC)
September 6, 2013 |
Another day, another cryptic rune of Arcade Fire album release news. The Canadian rock band has been ever-so-slowly releasing morsels related to its much-anticipated new album "Reflektor. " What do we know for sure? It's out Oct. 29 on Merge Records, and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem helped on production duties. The title-track single will make rounds Monday at 9 p.m., with a video directed by Anton Corbijn. But a minor storm of new details popped up Thursday. As Pitchfork noted , an image of what looks like a new 12-inch single from the band has been circulating in indie-music-store circles, accompanied by a map of record stores on a site thereflektors.com (though it's not officially confirmed the band's behind it)
April 11, 2004 |
Finally, something for the Beefheart buff with money to burn.... Captain Beefheart, of course, is the rock visionary whose idiosyncratic music made him a hugely influential cult hero in the 1970s. But it was only after he quit music in 1982 after years of commercial frustration and began his career as a serious painter that he finally started to reap some rewards for his distinctive artistry.
May 20, 2013 |
Former President Clinton visited Colombia last week, meeting with President Juan Manuel Santos while visiting Cartagena, where Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro showed him around the city in an electric taxi. Then Clinton took time out to visit with Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez , 86. Marquez has been said to be suffering from dementia. Last summer, his brother, Jaime Garcia Marquez, announced that cancer treatments the writer had undergone hastened a memory decline.
December 4, 2005 |
ANTON CORBIJN first met U2 in February 1982. Then a photographer for an English music newspaper, Corbijn studied up on the band by listening to "October," their second album, as he flew from London to New Orleans for the shoot. He wasn't much impressed with what he heard on the cassette, but he really wanted to visit New Orleans. His photos from that day show four very young, but assured, souls.