Marcus Burke, author of Team Seven and a former college athlete, learned from Carter G. Woodson that teaching yourself is just as important as being taught in the classroom.
The new series based on the Coens' film is shockingly good. But can it keep it up?
Why do so many readers still look down on the genre of Orwell and Atwood?
Some critics and fans argue that the once-maligned 1995 film is actually a masterwork of self-aware parody. But they've missed the ugly message at the movie's heart.
A hostile rivalry between two promotion companies is preventing some of the most intriguing potential matchups in boxing from happening—including Pacquiao vs. Mayweather.
Armed with a cellphone and borrowed camera, a young Syrian seeks refuge in a rockumentary.
"Gross" characters are proliferating in a country known for kawaii, and now even local governments' mascots are trying to out-weird one another.
Our roundtable discusses the first episode of the seventh season.
Our roundtable on "The Lion and the Rose," the second episode of the HBO show's fourth season.
The most intriguing articles about entertainment we've come across in the past seven days
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The propagandistic Kevin Costner movie inadvertently highlights just how much pro football doesn't live up to its own ideals.
Out with the glamour, in with the kitsch. What the show's new look could indicate about its seventh and final season
When an NYC antiques gallery closed down, its owner kept the storefront alive by decorating the homes of invented, swashbuckling characters.
One truth underlies the sprawling, sometimes contentious, freebie-filled Association of Writers and Writing Programs annual conference: Making a life in literature isn't easy.
Our brains associate eccentricity and creativity in musicians, painters, writers, and other artists—as long as weirdness doesn't feel like a gimmick.
A conversation with Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams
PED use in baseball merited a Congressional hearing. A similar investigation should be probing into educational institutions' use of athletics and athletes for profit.
With Robert McNamara in The Fog of War, the filmmaker captured a painful redemption bid. But the star of The Unknown Known doesn't think he needs redemption at all.
Writers overwhelmingly use Orwell's novel to describe the surveillance state—which makes it easy to forget who's really oppressed today.