The secret formula of Animal Planet: it’s all about us.
A dispatch from the Violent Torpedo of Truth tour
A new short story by the author, "Herman Wouk Is Still Alive," is featured in the May 2011 issue of The Atlantic
Dark and disturbing, the music is honest about human nature
Why we can’t get the undead off our brains
Justin Bieber found teenybop perfection with an insolent naturalness, a shimmer of religious transcendence, and a mastery of social media. Can he make the moment last?
In SportsCenter, ESPN’s increasingly arcane and anarchic highlights program, the fan still finds solace—even order—in chaos.
Inside the home—in Dummerston, Vermont—where the recorder of Empire created his most-classic tales
Miscast in the age of viral humor, the late-night star remains eternally freaky—and oddly reassuring.
Why a 47-year-old English sci-fi show is suddenly an American hit
As Johnny Knoxville and friends release their newest film, has everyone finally wearied of their absurdist, violent, and sublime daredevilry? Or is it now in our cultural DNA?
Cheesy, clichéd, and still strangely bewitching, soap operas are falling victim to their own bastard children.
On The Shining’s 30th anniversary, a visit to the hotels that inspired Stephen King’s novel— and the Stanley Kubrick film he scorned
Lady Gaga is simultaneously embodying and eviscerating Pop.
A new documentary about the band eschews talking heads in favor of highlighting the legendary music
Holden Caulfield lives on as Greg Heffley, narrator of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and the anti–Harry Potter.
Drug-addicted healers are elevating hospital drama to metaphysical art.
MSNBC’s Lockup documentary series, about life behind bars, is exploitative and debasing, and as poignant a show as can be found on TV.
Fox’s 24 is exquisite nonsense. But can its limerick logic survive in the post-Cheney era?
From Radiohead and James Frey to Jackass and Jersey Shore, 10 daring and sometimes inane creative acts that defined the ’00s