1960s rockers The Zombies share a playlist of Influences & wine pairings

The Zombies are known for their impressive string of 1960s rock hits - songs like “Time of the Season” and “She’s Not There” - and although band members Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent say they would never play their own music at a party, they might be the rare people who wouldn't. What they would play, however, is a mix of classic songs that have influenced them - and which sound particularly good when paired with a light Italian red.

Jackie Chan makes a musical leap

The senior editor of Los Angeles Magazine, Elina Shatkin, tells us about a new work of theater in development: an autobiographical musical written and composed by Jackie Chan. Brace yourselves.

Historic Transfusions and the Bloody Corpse

This week back in 1667 the first successful human blood transfusion took place… which is not to say the ones that followed were successful. Listen to the wild and woolly story, then replace part of your bloodstream with this hangover cure - the mutant offspring of a Bloody Mary and a Corpse Reviver No. 2.

Parlor time with The Zombies

Rico sat in on a Daytrotter Session featuring '60s Britpop legends The Zombies playing an acoustic set in some guy's living room.... and returned with video evidence.

Playlist: Episode 203

The Sea & Cake - “The Argument” Aphex Twin - “Boy/Girl Song” Tipsy - “Liquordelic” Gary Garcia & Jerry Buckner - “Pac Man Fever” Chromeo - “Woman Friend” El Bombe Atomico - “Pizza Del Soul Mix” Thin Lizzy - “Jailbreak” Nelly - “Bad Boys II Theme” “Legend of Zelda Theme” Thin Lizzy - “Cowboy Song” Leigh Ann Larkin & Laura Benati - “If Momma Was Married” (From the musical “Gypsy”) The Rolling Stones - “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” The Rolling Stones - “Not Fade Away” Jay & The Americans - “Come a Little Bit Closer” The Rolling Stones - “Little Red Rooster” Jay & The Americans - “She Cried” Jay & The Americans - “Cara, Mia” Kenny Vance & The Planotones - “Oldies But Goodies” Men Without Hats - “Safety Dance (Remix)” “Arrested Development Theme (Title)” The Roots - “Donuts (Outro)” Alpine - “Gasoline”

Alpine – ‘Gasoline’

An Australian band with a Scandinavian-influenced sound and a Swiss-sounding name, Alpine are hitting it big with the American release of their LP A is for Alpine. (Out now.) Go on a musical vacation with “Gasoline”.

Catching up on the Cronut craze

What has New Yorkers queuing for hours, launching a crazy black-market, and food-blogging so hard? Cronuts, of course. Brendan visited Dominique Ansel Bakery to learn all about the buttery treats - but that doesn’t mean he got to taste one.

Jessica Walter misbehaves on screen, charms in real life

After a seven-year hiatus, Emmy-winning actress Jessica Walter is back to playing the booze-soaked matriarch Lucille Bluth on the sitcom Arrested Development. She’s played more than a few villains - but while directors cast her as someone audiences love to hate, in real life Ms Walter is perfectly sweet…and she graciously offers up thoughts on favorite sons (in-law), and insufferable dolts.