Phyllis Little wouldn't leave her apartment in the Bronx until she saw justice done for her nine-year-old granddaughter, raped and murdered in 1998. The police say they have the man who did it, and Little is preparing to go. But her mind isn't settled -- not about Robert Fleming, who insists he's ... More >>
Actual seduction not depicted, but you should be grateful, trust me.
If you've not had the pleasure of one of the Roots' jam sessions at Highline Ballroom, know first of all that "jam" is taken very literally: They're more or less just fucking around, learning how to play Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" ... More >>
The Roots have been much mocked over their long run as rap's resident jam band, the noodling blank slate on which bad-dancing white kids projected their hopes and dreams. A friend called them facilitators. That they are, but the what of it has changed over the years, and not always for the better- ... More >>
It did not occur until just now that the Roots on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon makes this particular 30 Rock soundstage into absolute ground zero for live rap. You now have arguably hip-hop's best live act, in residence: willing and able support for anybody with an album out. Jay-Z. Nas. T.I. Blac ... More >>
Dude is actually pretty funny. (Credit: Chad Griffith)
Let it be known that within 15 minutes of the first episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, ?uestlove was providing drum-rolls for an audience-participation game called "Lick It for 10," wherein some kid from Staten Island was goaded into lic ... More >>
Bernie Madoff's making a lot of news today. Prior to generously relinquishing the rights to his crooked business (and related artwork and entertainment tickets!), Madoff made an impassioned plea for his wife's $70 million in assets -- including the townhouse they both live in. The Smart Asset has th ... More >>
Rob Harvilla on The Roots, hip-hop's favorite live backup and Jimmy Fallon's house band.
Tim Elfrink and Jesse Hyde on how Guantanamo's custodians are coping with their mission and prisoners in the infamous prison's last days.
Scott Foundas calls the new Harrison Ford vehicle, Wayne Kramer's Cro ... More >>