Halo: Reach, the sixth and possibly final game in the Xbox video game series, is a farewell with the biggest of bangs
This year's Penny Arcade Expo shows how gaming has expanded from a nerdy-boy pastime to mainstream entertainment
This weekend's festival sets itself apart from other cons by embracing the social, group-centric side of games
What to do when you can't trust the radio for good recommendations? Take to the Web—just don't call yourself a pirate
This new Xbox option wrestles with death and grief without resorting to gimmicks, making it one of the best games of the year
The author, who died this week, is remembered for his "American Splendor" comics, but he was also an ardent music fan
The buzzing horns have dominated the World Cup culture conversation and may soon be forgotten, just like the "Macarena"
The rapper's latest album showcases a new, humble side while offering a quality of music fans haven't heard in years
The Queen of Pop is less an original than a student of music history. Here, two musicians who actually offer something new
The series' soundtrack once was home to everyone from Patsy Cline to Cheap Trick. What happened?
When Austin City Limits announced the band would be headlining this year's festival, music fans revolted
Shops can stay alive by offering dependable advice and opportunities for customers to listen before they buy
A special day honoring independent music shops raises the question: with the Internet, are they still necessary?
In an age of singles, mashups, and other short forms of music, three new offerings stand out for their length. Why it's worth taking the time to listen to them
Journalists flocked to shows by big names like Hole and Stone Temple Pilots, but the real fun was at concerts by lesser-known acts
With so many bands in one place, great acts inevitably get skipped. Fortunately, every concert has its own special moments.
The legendary Motown performer shared memories from his career in music as well as lessons from his new venture
A festival-goer tries to keep the crowds away from this South Carolinian singer's show, but the concert is packed anyway
Forget the beach—Austin's annual festival is the ideal place to be in March, with hundreds of bands on more than 80 stages