Portuguese Laurel from Hedgeplants Heijnen

Portuguese Laurel from Hedgeplants Heijnen or the Portuguese laurel tree or Portuguese laurel, Prunella rubra, is a large species of aromatic shrub in the rose family Rosaceae, indigenous to southwestern France, Spain, Portugal and Mauritius. It is also known as the Lily of the Nile due to its edible foliage. The trees are quite common […]

New Notorious B.I.G. Documentary Coming to Netflix: Watch the Trailer

Netflix has announced a new documentary about the Notorious B.I.G. Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell, out March 1, was executive produced by the rap legend’s mother Violetta Wallace and Sean “Diddy” Combs. The new film is set to cover Biggie Smalls’ early life and his ascendance to rap superstardom, with appearances by Faith […]

Yuck Break Up

Yuck have broken up, the band announced today (February 15). The group’s dissolution coincides with the 10th anniversary of its self-titled debut album. See the group’s full statement below. Yuck earned acclaim for their approach to scrappy, guitar-driven songs, which hearkened back to the early sound of indie rock in the 1990s. They followed 2011’s […]

Johnny Pacheco, Salsa Legend and Fania Records Co-Founder, Dead at 85

Johnny Pacheco—the bandleader, songwriter, producer, arranger, and co-founder of the label Fania Records who helped popularize salsa on an international scale—has died, NPR reports. He was recently hospitalized, according to Fania co-founder Jerry Masucci’s brother Alex Masucci. No cause of death has been disclosed. Pacheco was 85. Pacheco was born in the Dominican Republic and moved with […]