The secret ingredient of Robin Williams’s greatest role: grief
In her memoir, Lena Dunham, the creator of Girls, opens a new chapter in her campaign of self-exposure.
In his new book, Greil Marcus brings us The History of Rock ’n’ Roll in Ten Songs. But rock only needs one—Jimi Hendrix's 1968 “Voodoo Child (Slight Return).”
From Wes Anderson to Zooey Deschanel to Brooklynites on bicycles, a terrifying aesthetic is overtaking America.
What is the appeal of Minecraft? It’s the limitless creation of one’s own reality.
Forget the recent spate of books on the Fab Four. The only volume you need was published 20 years ago today …
A new biography reveals a William S. Burroughs both ghastlier and more impressive than many previously thought.
Paddy Chayefsky’s iconic 1976 movie created a template for today's era of outrage.
What to make of all these reality programs about pawn stores, storage lockers, and hoarders?
His tableaux of American innocence aren't as simple as they seem.
A prayer journal kept by the writer in her early 20s sheds new light on her biblical ironies.
Not all of New works, but the songs that do are well worth appreciating.
The publication of William Boyd’s new 007 novel, Solo, occasions a reexamination of the superspy’s character—or telling lack thereof.
How a privately educated British schoolboy named John Mellor became The Clash's iconic front man
On the pure joy and infectious empathy of Macca at Fenway Park on Tuesday night
When AMC's masterful series winds to a close this summer, it's a safe bet that either Walter or Jesse will have to go.
Even half a century after her suicide, both her work and her life remain thrilling and horrifying.
In a new memoir, the lead singer of Ratt remembers what may be the most forgettable cultural phenomenon of the modern era.
How a TV franchise mutated into a demented hybrid of gossip generator and infomercial
And now it's gone.