The ethics of looking away
Using the guard-turned-vandal in The Heart So White as his guide, author Ben Lerner writes books in which characters interact with art, and occasionally try to set it on fire.
An eighth-grade teacher who writes fiction under a nom de plume is ordered to undergo an "emergency medical evaluation" for his novel about a school shooting.
The most intriguing articles about entertainment we've come across in the past seven days
A panel of storytellers share their favorite tales, from the Bible to Charlotte's Web.
Director Daniel Schechter and star Jennifer Aniston offer up a middling adaptation of Elmore Leonard's novel The Switch.
Why do we care so much about Angelina and Brad getting married? Here's one theory.
An interview with the late designer Deborah Sussman, best known for the look of the L.A. Olympics
Timothy Olyphant, star of TV’s Justified, reads a passage from the 1976 novel Swag.
Predictions of doom for less-wealthy teams miss one thing: The NCAA is already wildly unequal.
The original 1977 version of the saga is nearly impossible to find, so these fans made their own.
Many forces combine to shepherd a video game from conception to completion, but rarely are they acknowledged.
One designer is exploring whether gameplay can help navigate some of the issues raised in Missouri, using the guiding philosophy that "how you frame the story will change the story."
Author Stephan Eirik Clark returns to Don DeLillo's White Noise for lessons in interrogating American culture.
The medium is dealing with a lot of new issues. This year's Emmy awards made that obvious.
The creator of Flappy Bird is back with a game offering the sublime agony that comes with mastering a craft—and still failing.
The comedian won a new audience by sending up the award show's irrelevance.
How medical television shows have shaped people's perceptions of doctors and diseases
True Detective's loss hinted that, for now, movie-style slickness and stars don't trump six years of storytelling.
Amid the falseness of the VMAs, as her parents try to sell an image, Beyoncé and Jay Z's kid keeps it real.