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Halfway Through 2013, Justin Timberlake and Macklemore Are Outselling Everybody

As we round off the first six-months of 2013, Billboard is taking a moment to look back at the year’s biggest successes to date, and the good-to-bad …

Overlooked Records 2013

It seems clear that 2013 has been an exceptional year for new music. The months of May and June in particular saw an astounding run of great records, some of which arrived on a huge crest of hype (Daft Punk, Kanye West), some of which bubbled up from the underground (Deafheaven, Dirty Beaches, <i>After</i> …

Horns

Kerry Washington Honed Her Acting Skills as a Teenage Safe-Sex Educator

Kerry Washington, who portrays Washington, D.C., fixer Olivia Pope on ABC’s hit drama <i>Scandal,</i> tells <i>Vanity Fair</i> contributing editor David Kamp in the August cover story that “one of the most profound things for me about the show is the number of white women of all ages who come up to me and say, ‘I …

Kurt Cobain: Rare Images, Artwork, and Journal Entries

During the six years of his professional career, thousands of photos were taken of Kurt Cobain both in concert and offstage — but he hated the bulk …

Kurt Cobain

The New York Post does not know what a bathrobe is. [via Capital]

The New York Post does not know what a bathrobe is.<p>The <i>New York Post</i> does not know what a bathrobe is. [via Capital]

United States

How Mad Men Fought Vietnam

Egyptian military pledges no long-term takeover

Egyptian defense leaders have assured US officials they plan to put a civilian government in place quickly<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. officials say that Egyptian defense leaders, who ousted President Mohammed Morsi on Wednesday, have assured the U.S. that they are not interested in a long-term …

Scenes from a Melting Planet: On the Climate-Change Novel

“We don’t have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society,” President Obama said last week as he outlined his climate-change plan. The gibe was widely tweeted and repeated, the message clear: when it comes to global warming, Obama won’t tolerate any more anti-science bunk. He will direct the …

The Rise and Fall of the Milwaukee Brewers

If you had to boil down the entire 2013 Milwaukee Brewers season to one game, Monday’s loss to the Nationals would’ve been it. Facing one of the …

Men's semifinal matchups set

LONDON -- They sighed when Andy Murray faulted.<p>They stood and roared when he hit winners.<p>And when Murray dropped the first two sets of his Wimbledon …