The purest form of pop-cultural love I've ever felt was toward a show whose jokes I didn't even understand.
A strange video game from the Her animator bests Spike Jonze's film at depicting what a relationship with an alien really would be like.
In the States, fairness rules allow underdog teams to lure superstars like LeBron James. Across the Atlantic, powerful franchises are only getting more powerful.
Prevailing theories on creativity focus on methodology, or amount of practice. But new studies suggest artistic talent may be more hard-wired than we thought.
William T. Vollmann, author of Last Stories and Other Stories, explains why he works by an assassin's credo: "Nothing is true; all is permissible."
Where campaign strategy and comedy marketing collide
It's comforting to believe that songs can help dementia patients recall their lost selves. But music can also harm as much as it helps, creating false memories, confusion, and distress.
Smartphone-enabled tech has been getting a bad rap at the movies, but this summer's Earth to Echo features heroes who use its powers for good.
A writer and a designer make art to find out, with the help of 2,000 friends.
Designers of feline-focused tablet apps are learning a lot about how pets play.
Jason Aldean and Ludacris, Florida Georgia Line and Nelly, and on and on: a conversation with sociologist Tressie McMillan Cottom on the recent wave of cross-genre party music.
How the late bassist, unpretentious yet innovative, changed the course of musical history
The Argentinian star is one of soccer's greats. But he just narrowly missed out on an opportunity to cement his legacy and prove skeptical countrymen wrong.
The victors put the team ahead of the individual—a fact that U.S. sports fans could heed.
The most intriguing articles about entertainment we've come across in the past seven days.
If America wants to become a true soccer superpower, its sports landscape will have to change. One place to start: college.
His essay announcing his return to Cleveland seems designed to signal that he's not the same guy who enraged the nation with The Decision.
Red Right 88. The Drive. The Fumble. The Shot. The 1997 World Series: Call it Post-Traumatic Sports Disorder.
LP sales keep rising, but mostly because of indie-rock fans and nostalgists—which isn't enough to "save" the music industry.
The evocative, performance-capture apes of Andy Serkis and co. make this one of summer's most satisfying movies.