On her current tour, the star comedian is having a conspicuously great time making humorless subjects hilarious.
Dispatched by Life magazine to cover the Apollo 11 mission, Norman Mailer saw the lunar landing not as a triumph for mankind but as evidence of our hubris.
Two years ago today, the U.S. president, King Salman of Saudi Arabia, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took an iconic photograph.
The series explores the disaster and reality of the shadowy sport.
How the hit podcast has revealed the creative process of artists as diverse as Fleetwood Mac, Metallica, and Lorde
A new anthology of sportswriting celebrates the poetry written in the press box.
A new book explores how the group turned itself into a portal for some of the most alien and beautiful information ever to be broadcast through the medium of a rock-and-roll band.
In the time since the publication of Kurt Vonnegut’s seminal novel, the work has never gotten old and it’s never waned in energy.
Ellen DeGeneres, daytime superstar, is itching to try something new. But America needs the old Ellen more than ever before.
Initially, neither group was excited about collaborating for “Walk This Way.” The rest is history.
He was a writer-artist ahead of his time, but Tim Burton, Lemony Snicket, and American culture have finally caught up.
Les Paul and Leo Fender were fierce competitors. Their rivalry led them both in the same direction—toward the creation of the solid-bodied instrument that changed the course of rock music.
Every presidency has iconic photographs. But there’s nothing else like this one.
The series taps into the timeliness (and timelessness) of stories about oppressive political systems.
As tragedy approaches, she is stricken, broken—and at the height of her artistic powers.
Good-bye to All That is arguably the war veteran and literary stalwart’s best work, but a new biography ignores its impact.
Fifty years after its debut, The White Album has been reissued to include demos and sessions, giving listeners a wider lens through which to examine the seminal work from the band.
The literary hero’s coffee-chugging, cigarette-devouring creator, Lee Child, just released his latest novel. He shows no signs of slowing down.
With R.E.M. at the BBC, the band culls together 104 songs for a vast and slightly dizzying retrospective.
In her new album, Warzone, the artist updates songs from her catalog, but misses the mark more often than not.