Jun 21, 2013 6:08PM ET
The world of poetry is facing an insurrection. On Friday, the July issue of Harper's delivered a lengthy essay concerning the "decline of American verse" — the flagging ambition, that is, of our nation's most decorated poets.
Jun 17, 2013 9:19AM ET
Though he's lived in New York since the early 1990s, after decades of living an oddly fugitive existence in and out of America, Thomas Pynchon now seems, at last, to have arrived.
Jun 10, 2013 6:43PM ET
Sesame Street — home of Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and Elmo — rarely incites controversy. But then the website of the popular children's education show uploaded a curious feature called "Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration."
May 14, 2013 5:18PM ET
James Franco wants you to know he reads William Faulkner. And there is a lot of James Franco in this trailer: James Franco riding a horse, James Franco trying on a Southern accent, James Franco looking intently at someone. James Franco, people. James Franco.
Apr 2, 2013 11:52AM ET
The titanically popular HBO series is so well-loved by the cable-less community that 1 million cord-cutters used BitTorrent to download and distribute the premiere. And that's just BitTorrent.
Mar 28, 2013 11:49AM ET
After giving his streak of one bad joke about his employers per night a bit of a rest following a week of hatred in the papers and on-air, Leno took to the opening monologue of last night's Tonight Show to ridicule NBC over the issue behind this whole debacle: ratings.
Feb 22, 2013 9:12AM ET
Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams tries to capture the root anxiety driving the most recent attempt at secession in Texas, where she documented — and, in a few cases, encouraged — several citizens' ongoing struggle to win independence from the U.S.
Feb 11, 2013 5:36PM ET
The Oscar-nominated Lincoln screenwriter and legendary playwright isn't too happy with politicians criticizing his film — or Zero Dark Thirty, for that matter — for deviations from reality.
Jan 18, 2013 8:54AM ET
Jessica Chastain is totally the new Lennay Kekua.
Jan 8, 2013 11:25AM ET
Filmmakers Kathyrn Bigelow and Mark Boal have been more candid about defending Zero Dark Thirty. It's just not very clear what their defense is, exactly.
Dec 31, 2012 1:14PM ET
Christian Slater's no-good, very-bad year comes to a depressing end.