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)
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.
April 18, 1999 |
The grass-roots effort to get U.S. rockers to help the War Child charity for Yugoslavia is bringing in an odd assortment of allies. To the initial list of independent-level punk and techno acts that signed on via New York publicist Michelle Ferguson, now add former teen-pop idol David Cassidy. The "Partridge Family" star and his wife, Sue, read about the campaign in last week's Pop Eye and came forward to offer a song they'd co-written.
July 17, 2011
SUNDAY Rufus Sewell is "Zen. " That's not a description of his spiritual state but rather a nickname for Aurelio Zeno, the Italian police detective he plays in this new series of thrillers on "Masterpiece Mystery!" (KOCE, 9 p.m.) Of meth and men: Emmy winner Bryan Cranston is back in business as the cancer-stricken high school chemistry teacher who knows what's "cooking" when the dark, drug-themed drama "Breaking Bad" returns for a fourth season. (AMC, 10 p.m.) MONDAY Perhaps the greatest feat a certain boy wizard ever performed was turning his creator from welfare mom into bestselling novelist.
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.