An unscientific survey shows the most-viewed TV comedy shows tend keep the humor to a measured pace.
Americans might do well to notice Tina Maze, the Michael Jordan of an under-appreciated spectator sport.
Grandmasters consider one of chess's ages-old questions.
A new book celebrates the morbid motif's 20th-century resurgence on the covers of comic books, pulp fiction, and other paperbacks.
But the reasons why people feel bad have shifted over the decades. Here's a brief history.
The discovery of a rare folio of The Bard's works add to the claim that Shakespeare was a secret Catholic.
The creator of a new documentary outlines how closely farmworkers' lives are connected to what's on grocery-store shelves
The Flash's Iris West is the latest supporting character to be kept in the dark about crucial info—and thus forced to become a killjoy.
The modestly amusing spinoff, assessed by its target demographic
Before trick-or-treating came along, there was "Thanksgiving masking" and "Ragamuffin Day."
Just as the main plot gets mind-numbingly complicated, the mid-season finale shakes things up.
Robbie Rogers's new autobiography is dull—and that’s not a bad thing.
Nick Drake, who died 40 years ago, was too ethereal to compete with 1970s showmen like David Bowie and Elton John. But he was the perfect musician for the digital era.
Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples's comic-book epic proves there's still room for originality in the over-franchised world of sci-fi.
The Arsenal coach's brand of soccer brings plenty of joy, but not always victory.
Prediction: The Independent Spirit Award's nominations this year will look a lot like the Academy's.
An interview with Daniel Pink, the bestselling author of Drive and the host of Crowd Control, a new show on human behavior on the National Geographic Channel
A new biography co-authored by the home of the Copyright Office is alleged to lift text from at least five different sources with no attribution.
For its dazzling mid-season finale, the series spotlights the turbulent points of view of five different players involved in Cary's trial.
In movies, whites protect all of humanity; blacks usually protect their neighborhoods.