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Conversations With an Urban Griot: Kweku Collins

Nana Karlsson-Ofori | Posted 06.27.2016 | Entertainment
Nana Karlsson-Ofori

I recently had the chance to attend the Northside Festival in Brooklyn. There were talks about technology and content during the day and events at night. I attended a block party in Mccarren Park where hip-hop legend Grand Master Flash was the headlining act. Although I was super excited to witness one of the founding members of hip-hop in action, I was also very interested to check out his opening acts: Radamiz, I.O.D and Kweku Collins.

CRITIC'S PICK Badass Joan Brown: Smoking and Swimming in San Francisco

Natasha Boas | Posted 05.27.2016 | Arts
Natasha Boas

Joan Brown, The Smoker, 1973, mixed media, 22" x 16" x 9" Courtesy of Anglim Gilbert Gallery BADASS JOAN BROWN: Smoking and Swimming in San Fr...

Joanne Kyger: The Poet-Buddhist-Ecologist Combo You Should Know

Dawn-Michelle Baude | Posted 03.14.2016 | Arts
Dawn-Michelle Baude

Her poetry is deceptively simple: lines might seem, at first, tossed-off when in fact they're precisely chiseled. All too often, taste-makers focus on obvious disruptors without acknowledging quiet revolutions taking place.

Mining the States of City Minds: 3

John O'Kane | Posted 02.17.2016 | Los Angeles
John O'Kane

In "Mining the States of City Minds," a recent blog, I introduced my approach to experiencing the texture of city life in Venice, California and writi...

Edward Enninful, Newly Minted Fashion Icon, Talks About Our Diversity Problem

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.01.2016 | Style

Edward Enninful was destined to be an icon. The fashion and style director at W Magazine was only 18 years old when he was named fashion director of i...

Amy Newman's 'Howl': An Homage to the Genius of Allen Ginsberg

Jonah Raskin | Posted 08.19.2015 | Arts
Jonah Raskin

Genius breeds copycats, along with armies of critics armed to the teeth with words intended to slay literary reputations. Professor Amy Newman has ventured into enemy territory, slain the giant, and at the same time paid tribute to his greatness.

AppleWatch: Android Clobbering iPhone & Cook's Short Slide to Insignifigance

Bill_Robinson | Posted 07.07.2016 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

Apple' CEO Tim Cook is on a tirade. He obviously sees Android and Google as the lethal threats they are to the Apple' iPhone/iOS kingdom. But he doesn't want anybody else to know that.

Self-Hate Attacks: What Are They?

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

No matter what the etiology, the goal is to recognize the problem, learn from it, and extricate oneself as soon as possible to avoid loss of time and energy. If allowed to persist, the condition can result in inertia and hopelessness.

Apple Recalls Beats Pill XL Wireless Speakers

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2015 | Technology

(Reuters) - Apple Inc said it is recalling Beats Pill XL portable wireless speakers due to a fire hazard from overheating batteries. The iPhone mak...

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Mark Guglielmo, Rapper, Artist, Photographer

Ian Spanier | Posted 06.30.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Somewhat distracted and aimless when he was in high school, Guglielmo finally began to find himself when a friend gave him an early hip-hop LP -- whic...

Dr. Dre Is The Highest-Paid Musician of 2014

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 12.23.2014 | Entertainment

After handily topping the Forbes hip-hop cash kings list, Dr. Dre has proven to be 2014's highest-paid musician, bringing in a huge $620 million. With...

Miami Music Conference to Help Boys & Girls Club

Reyne Haines | Posted 12.21.2014 | Impact
Reyne Haines

Sean Combs signing Caesarstone speakers at REVOLT Music Conference REVOLT Music Conference offered a weekend filled with entertainment and education...

Apple Now Officially Owns Beats

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 08.01.2014 | Technology

Apple's acquisition of headphone-maker Beats is official. The company announced the completion of the deal in a blog post on its website Friday. The p...

Teens Fight Back Against Ronald And The Burger King With Catchy Rap Song

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.04.2014 | Teen

There are a number of reasons not to say "I'm lovin' it" to fast food in America, but these Oakland, California-based kids say it in a powerful, catch...

New Headsets Geared Toward Mobile/Gaming Generation

Michael L. Berman | Posted 09.24.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

Sitting in front of us are seven different over-the-ear headsets from seven manufacturers that want us to believe their product is "unique." Unfortunately, nothing is "unique," although each of these sonic boomers has a feature or two that sets them apart from the others.

Tiësto Curates Summer EDM Playlist for New Music Startup Bop.fm

Hugh McIntyre | Posted 09.13.2014 | Entertainment
Hugh McIntyre

If you're like me, your music collection is getting a bit stale, and you're looking for that awesome new song of the summer, right?

Beats Headphones Banned From World Cup Sidelines

Reuters | Esteban Israel | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business

SAO PAULO, June 17 (Reuters) - Neymar likes them Brazil-green. England's Wayne Rooney, white. Luis Suarez, blue. Banned from the pitch by FIFA for ...

This Place Sucks

Blake Henderson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Comedy
Blake Henderson

I mean, what's all the hype around this place? I've been here for three weeks already and I can't wait to get back home. Nothing cool. It's all, look: old shitty buildings. Look: old shitty churches. Look: old shitty bridges built by Romans. Look: old shitty people with weird clothes.

Apple's Time Has Come. Again!

Jim Goldman | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Jim Goldman

The WWDC may have been short on hardware -- as it almost always is -- but as we spin this story forward, the puzzle pieces Apple is putting in place are beginning to form a rather interesting, lucrative picture.

Kim Bhasin

Why Fancy Headphones Got So Incredibly Popular

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 05.29.2014 | Business

If you want to know how Beats by Dr. Dre became a household name, go back to 2012. That was the year headphones went from "boring useful thing" to...

Apple's $3 Billion Deal To Buy Beats Is Official

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.29.2014 | Technology

Apple officially announced its deal to buy popular headphones maker Beats Electronics and its related streaming music service, Beats Music, for $3 bil...

Spotify Hits 10 Million Paying Customers: Streaming Rules

Shelly Palmer | Posted 07.27.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Spotify recently announced a major milestone: the music streaming service hit 10 million paying subscribers and now has more than 40 million active users across 56 markets worldwide.

Beats Music and iTunes: Apple at the Crossroads

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 07.20.2014 | Technology
William Buckley Jr.

If it happens, the electronics part of the deal is fairly straightforward. Conversely, the Beats Music deal is far more complicated.

Beats Could Fill Some Gaps for Apple

Michael R. Levin | Posted 07.13.2014 | Technology
Michael R. Levin

Helps With Audio Accessories and Streaming Music Rumors arose last week of Apple spending $3.2 billion to acquire high-end headphone maker Beats. Bea...

Success Triumphs All: Dr. Dre, Diddy and Jay-Z

Dennis Williams II | Posted 07.09.2014 | Black Voices
Dennis Williams II

Their social impact is now keeping paychecks in some of the monopoly companies that essentially keep the NASDAQ phones ringing. When you look at these three now do you see the end or the means?