The Essence Music Festival is the premiere mainstream R&B festival -- but its ambitious scope encompasses a whole lot more. The main events are evening concerts with more than 40 household-name acts in R&B, urban contemporary, soul, hip hop and jazz, including mainstage shows stacked with hea ... More >>
Image sourceThe Count. Now an AP scribe?Is constant bad news about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill getting you down? Then take heart in the fact that all the gooey black stuff washing up on white sand beaches, ravaging Louisiana marshlands, and choking pelicans to death wouldn't even fill the Sup ... More >>
Will more dissapointments be churned in this year's bowls?The college football regular season is at its end, with the exception of an Army-Navy game next weekend, now we wait for the plethora of meaningless bowls in coming weeks.The Bowl Championship Series relies on a combination of polls and ca ... More >>
In the movie The Wrestler, Necro Butcher memorably assaults his opponent Randy "The Ram" Robinson (played by actor Mickey Rourke) with a staple gun, barbed wire and plate-glass window. And while Rourke is no longer manhandling "heels" inside the square circle, Butcher remains a very real wrest ... More >>
Battered by the pounding they took on the gridiron, former players say the National Football League has abandoned them.
Two cities linked by politics, sports, problems -- but not style
Love the Rams, but let's keep it earthly