At first glance, the Sonos Beam is just another sleek, compact, voice-controlled soundbar intended to sit below a television, but the new gadget is the first of its kind with the intent of limiting excessive screens, wires and devices.
Last night (Feb. 22), acclaimed hip-hop producer Madlib (De La Soul, MF Doom, Kanye West) turned his set at San Francisco’s Noise Pop Festival into a party for the ages, with the help of a few famous friends.
While history tells us that Mark Twain never had the pleasure of knowing Bill Murray, perhaps the writer had a premonition that one day the Lost in Translation star might call upon his words. Watching Murray deliver a passage from Adventures of Huckleberry Finn on Thursday night, it was as though the novel had been tailored to the beloved actor's talents, replete with Southern drawls and a revelation that sometimes the wrong thing pays the same as the right one. The performance was part of New Worlds, an evening featuring Murray, cellist Jan Vogler, violinist Mira Wang and pianist Vanessa Perez.