In the Booker-shortlisted new novel, the intertwined stories of a 15th-century painter and a 21st-century teenager illuminate questions of art, identity, and immortality.
A defense of the podcast, its producer, and the This American Life approach to narrative journalism
It's nearly impossible to imagine "Brown Sugar" without saxophonist Bobby Keys, who died Tuesday.
Dale Scott has called games for nearly three decades. Starting in April, he'll be the latest man to break a key cultural barrier in professional sports.
Comedian Nick Kroll has decided to kill his Comedy Central series before it gets stale—a move that's refreshing, even in this era where more creators are recognizing the virtues of limits.
Of course men can be raped. And of course performance art isn't the issue here.
Children's book writer Tim Federle's latest project: Hickory Daiquiri Dock, a cocktail recipe book that puts a grown-up spin on nursery rhymes.
Breakaway's second single heralded the arrival of a new star, a new sound, and an all-time karaoke classic.
Players are traveling more for new exhibition matches, offering them less downtime before major tournaments.
Momentum is gathering behind Boyhood, but no consensus has emerged on Best Actor and Actress.
The Saints survived a summer exodus and started the season well, but this weekend, they were reminded why they're still underdogs.
Pick from among the titles that our Twitter book club nearly chose this past year.
The show blows all its goodwill on a series of strident lectures about the future of good journalism, mostly directed at its female characters.
Dissecting "Coda," the mid-season finale of the fifth season
A new medium for humor, or cheap use of someone else's content? Images and GIFs taken from copyrighted material show modern fandom in all its creative complexity.
Highlights from seven days of reading about entertainment
Whether crafting fiction or how-to manuals, self-expression is a negotiation.
Fans objecting to John Boyega in The Force Awakens' teaser aren't just close-minded; they misunderstand the galaxy far, far away.
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.