The media mogul Russell Simmons is accused of raping three women. Our culture reporter Melena Ryzik talks about The New York Times’s investigation into Mr. Simmons and the significance of women of color speaking out about alleged predatory behavior.
Several women have come forward with detailed accounts accusing FYF Founder Sean Carlson of sexual misconduct and assault. Goldenvoice parted ways with Carlson shortly before the report was made public.
Williamsburg club Verboten owners Jen Schiffer and husband John Perez , who were accused of fraud and mismanagement earlier this year, are back in the news. Sixteen former and current employees are suing Schiffer an Perez for sexual harassment…
It’s the kind of showbiz horror story that usually comes out only in whispers and rumors, sometimes in confessional memoirs written years after the fact. But in a rare move, a star currently at the peak of her career is publicly lobbing accusations of sexual harassment against a producer currently at the top of his own game.
It’s easy to identify the ingredients in Tune-Yards’ music: playground chants, Afro-Caribbean rhythms and arty bleep-and-thwack minimalism. What’s harder to convey is how smart, lively and just plain fun the Oakland, Calif., duo’s live performances can be. Word seems to have gotten around, though. The group’s Friday performance at the 9:30 Club was the first of two sold-out nights.