Dave Matthews

U2, Kendrick Lamar, Elton John to perform at Grammys

U2 and Elton John are headed to the Grammys to help the organization celebrate its 60th awards show.<p>The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that U2 …

Kendrick Lamar

What to say if you think she’s faking it

What to say if you think she’s faking it<p>Much as men sometimes fake emotions, women sometimes fake orgasms. Especially when we’re just getting to know …

Psychology

Eminem, Childish Gambino, More to Headline Intimate Citi Sound Vault Concerts During Grammy Week

Citi and Live Nation announced today that their “Citi Sound Vault” series will again host exclusive concerts for Citi cardmembers during Grammy week. …

Childish Gambino

Thirty Seconds to Mars Reveal 2018 Camp Mars Details

Who's ready to visit Camp Mars? Thirty Seconds to Mars have just announced that their fourth annual Camp Mars music festival and fan event will take …

Childish Gambino

What music do figure skaters listen to?

We asked the U.S.’ figure skating Olympic hopefuls to tell us what they’re listening to behind the scenes of a competition.<p><i>Adam Rippon:</i><p>Dance in the …

Philadelphia Eagles

Greta Gerwig, Sean Baker, Ava DuVernay and More Gear Up for Directors Close-Up 2018

Way back in the churning primordial din of Earth’s prehistory—the 1990s, let’s say—there were in fact comparatively <i>few</i> resources available for …

Filmmaking

Mentors helping Western Sydney youth to find jobs

WHEN Samadhi Wilton, 19, walked into the ballistics gun library at the Sydney Police Centre, she knew it was where she wanted to be.

Rugby League World Cup

Nominees Announced for 20th Welsh Contact Centre Awards

The nominees for the landmark 20th Welsh Contact Centre Awards have been announced by the Welsh Contact Centre Forum, ahead of March’s event in the …

News (Wales)

Here's where you can listen to the "Lady Bird" soundtrack, because it's amazing

By this point, you’ve probably heard that <i>Lady Bird</i> director Greta Gerwig — whose depiction of being a teenager in the early 2000s <i></i>is downright …

Ladybird

That Was 2017

For 2017: I’ll continue to surround myself with people who are smarter than me, and I’ll aim to be better about sharing my own knowledge.<p>— Rob …

Subpar

The most common password is “123456”—but not (entirely) because humans are dumb

Number 16 is “starwars.” Number 71 is “killer.” Number 72, as if in response to killer, is just “aaaaaa.” And half of the top 10 include “12345.”<p>If you haven’t caught on, these are just a few selections from the top 100 commonly used passwords (pdf), a complete list of which has been making the …

Big Ideas

Robert W. Lee on the Year That Statues Came Down

Rob Lee had a very busy 2017. His first book, “Stained-Glass Millennials,” about young people and the church, came out in January. In May, he graduated from Duke Divinity School. Later that month, he got married. Then, in August, the Unite the Right Rally descended on Charlottesville, Virginia. The …

Robert E. Lee

Black Artists Proclaim the Right to Rock in the Age of Streaming Music

Culture Alabama Shakes Gary Clark Jr. Rock n Roll Chuck Berry<p>Over three decades ago, music critic Greg Tate co-founded the Black Rock Coalition …

Black Lives Matter

Christmas Day Recap: Five Facts from the NBA's Unofficial Start

<i>Editor's note: The Crossover is known for its nuanced analysis and thoughtful columns about NBA basketball. This is not one of those columns.</i><p>The NBA …

Sports

Here's the lucky Redditor who got Secret Santa gifts from Bill Gates this year

Bill Gates participates in Reddit's Secret Santa event every year ... and every year he outdoes himself.<p>This year's lucky Redditor was user …

Bill Gates

The 10 best films of 2017

We'll say this for 2017: We were so lousy with great movies this year, it felt impossible to narrow the very best down to a list of ten.<p>In fact, …

Movies

Horoscopes: Jan. 9, 2018

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Nina Dobrev, 29; Kate Middleton, 36; Dave Matthews, 51; Jimmy Page, 74.<p>Happy Birthday: Do your own research. Refuse to …

Astrology

Introducing Plexamp

As we mentioned on the blog post introducing Plex Labs, one of the things we’re using Medium for is a venue for talking about awesome parts of the …

Pink Floyd

Plex launches Winamp-like miniaturized music player for Mac

Media software developer Plex on Monday released a standalone Winamp-like music player for Mac, called Plexamp, which integrates with your existing …

Pink Floyd

Clapton Named Headlining Act For 2018 Greenwich Town Party

The annual event will be held on May 26 at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park.<p>GREENWICH, CT — Grammy-awarding winning superstar Eric Clapton will headline …

New York City

Lady Bird and Three Billboards Star Lucas Hedges Doesn’t Mind the Pressure

The 20-year-old breakout actor spoke to GQ about his winning streak of great movies.<p>Lucas Hedges is having a <i>year</i>. After a sneakily funny performance in last year’s <i>Manchester by the Sea</i>, Hedges showed up again this awards season in not one, but two Oscar potentials In <i>Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,</i> …

Ladybird

Dave Matthews's Crush or Drew Barrymore's Pinot: Which Celebrity Wine to Bring to Your Holiday Dinner

It’s the holidays, which means it’s the time of the year when many of us will be turning to the bottle—either to complement our Christmas dinners or …

Drew Barrymore

Got weekend plans? We have some cool ideas (Nov. 14 edition)

So, what are you doing this weekend?<p>If you’re weighing options, we’re here to help with ideas for fun and even exhilarating stuff to do in the Bay …

Music

Best Virginia Wineries to Visit

With over 250 wineries, many producing high-quality products, Virginia vies with New York for the reputation as East Coast’s finest wine-producing …

Travel

Greta Gerwig wants to hug every Lady Bird crew member after Golden Globe nominations

Greta Gerwig has been nominated for a Golden Globe before, for her star turn in <i>Frances Ha,</i> but this year is extra special. <i>Lady Bird,</i> her solo …

Entertainment

Red Hot Chili Peppers ready to rock for North Country wildfire relief

It’s always good to go see the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame act behind such funk-rock gems as “Give It Away,” “Can’t Stop” …

Music

Stevie Wonder Welcomes Dave Matthews, Pharrell, Tony Bennett & More In Los Angeles

A tradition continued on Sunday night, when Stevie Wonder hosted his annual House Full Of Toys benefit concert in Los Angeles at the Staples Center. …

Pharrell Williams

Tony Bennett, Pharrell Williams & More Get 'Happy' at Stevie Wonder's House Full of Toys Holiday Benefit

Common & Andra Day also perform as the annual benefit makes its debut at L.A.'s Staples Center.<p>Early into his 21st annual House Full of Toys charity …

Music

Happy Birthday Gregg Allman: Revisiting 2017 Tributes

Today would have been The Allman Brothers Band co-found <b>Gregg Allman’s</b> 70th birthday. The renowned musician was 69-years-old when he passed away on …

Gregg Allman

Joshua Bell Honored At Music Education Gala

Country Music Hall Of Fame & Museum Announces Lineup Of 2018 Exhibits<p>Dec 6, 2017 - 5:32 pm<p>Legendary Rocker, "French Elvis" Johnny Hallyday Dies At …

Music