When it comes to pot, the league's usual anti-drug arguments don't hold—and are harming players instead of protecting them.
An intriguing noir goes astray
Three novellas about family
In her memoir, Lena Dunham, the creator of Girls, opens a new chapter in her campaign of self-exposure.
For Marilynne Robinson, who has been called America’s George Eliot, loss and loneliness do not rule out solace.
He is 40. You are almost 17. You know his kiss is coming, that day in the classroom, but still it surprises you.
Data from learning software reveals that novels surge in popularity when they're turned into films.
The Wilco singer says Daniel Johnston epitomizes his mostly instinctual creative process.
How have stories changed in the age of social media? The minds behind House of Cards, This American Life, and The Moth discuss.
Nonchalance about injuries is magical thinking.
Twenty-five years after it began, a brief history of the iconic public-service campaign
Raymond Chandler in a bowling alley
New accounts of child abuse from a football player have sparked a conversation about black fatherhood, but that just obscures the real issues here.
Twenty-five years later, the political message and musical innovation on Rhythm Nation 1814 is more significant than ever, though less appreciated than it should be.
Disney's sequels will revive many of the filmmaking techniques of the original trilogy. Is that savvy nostalgia marketing, or an earnest challenge to the rest of the movie industry?
The movie that brought it all together
Highlights from seven days of reading about entertainment
The NFL commissioner portrays himself as a guy who takes after his father, a principled senator who opposed Nixon. His actions reveal just the opposite.
The “commercial” movie that wasn’t
Unlike some histories of the blues, the documentary Take Me to the River revitalizes its subject by grappling both with racism and contemporary pop.
HBO's Terror at the Mall goes light on presenting background info, on the assumption that viewers are going to look up the facts anyways.