Feb 9, 2012 9:56AM ET
In his final review for The Atlantic, Christopher Hitchens took on G.K. Chesterton biographer Ian Ker, saying the biographer misses the point of Chesterton's poetry.
Feb 8, 2012 5:54PM ET
A new Bourne movie without the Bourne, Carrie Bradshaw rides again, and so do Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.
Feb 8, 2012 5:54PM ET
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
Feb 8, 2012 4:55PM ET
Also: the Jeremy Lin show moves on to D.C. tonight, Duke and North Carolina are playing their least overhyped game in years, and the richest man in Los Angeles has decided he'd also like to buy the Dodgers.
Feb 8, 2012 2:29PM ET
CNN has decided not to let journalist and contributor Roland Martin appear on the air "for the time being" after he came under fire from gay rights groups for tweeting about David Beckham's underwear commercial which aired at the Super Bowl, reports The Washington Post's Erik Wemple.
Feb 8, 2012 1:14PM ET
Today in publishing in literature: The Visit from the Goon Squad author explains why she hates her iPad but doesn't fear e-books, a video guide to book sizes, and a new Salman Rushdie story is available for download with a full orchestral score.
Feb 8, 2012 9:46AM ET
The security detail for the Giants quarterback wouldn't let Sarah Michelle Gellar meet him before they taped Letterman, Russell Brand doesn't want Katy Perry's millions of dollars, and sorting out the meaning of Robert Downey, Jr.'s baby's name.
Feb 8, 2012 9:35AM ET
The River has a fun premise, but can it ultimately work?
Feb 7, 2012 6:42PM ET
After a long day spent staring at Twitter, we're sharing our favorite tweets that made no sense.
Feb 7, 2012 6:30PM ET
Feb 7, 2012 6:07PM ET
JGL is a man of many talents, Amy Adams heads into the art world, and a dismaying glimpse of the new Spider-Man.
Feb 7, 2012 5:18PM ET
The new Knicks point guard -- and Harvard alum -- is a New York sports folk hero after just two starts, more talk that Peyton Manning's arm is shot, and the New York Observer publisher is one of the nine finalists to land the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Feb 7, 2012 3:27PM ET
We sifted through the coverage of Charles Dickens' 200th birthday in order to find the most striking, informative, and interesting tributes of the day.
Feb 7, 2012 3:03PM ET
This year marks the 50th anniversary of YA classic A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle's famous book that brought science fiction to girls (and boys, too!) and introduced the awesome girl character of Meg Murry.
Feb 7, 2012 12:52PM ET
Today in publishing: Nicolas Sarkozy's lavish spending habits have earned an entire book, Herman Cain is being sued by the firm that took the picture he used on the cover of his book, and Donald Westlake explains the process of having a book turned into a movie -- circa 1973.
Feb 7, 2012 12:35PM ET
Last night's big premiere of Smash was a boon for NBC and musical lovers, pulling in 11.5 million viewers and a 3.9 ratings in the all-important 18-49 demo. This is big for NBC. Actually, it's big for network TV.
Feb 7, 2012 10:46AM ET
Do you love Mad Men like we love Mad Men? Have you been waiting so long for the show to begin its fifth season that you barely even remember where we left off?
Feb 7, 2012 9:58AM ET
Also: A John Galliano sighting in London, Karl Lagerfeld touches the Adele third-rail, M.I.A.'s marriage may be on the rocks, and Demi Moore's meeting with intuitive healers and mediums in rehab.
Feb 7, 2012 9:44AM ET
Bravo executive Andy Cohen has been doing his little basement boozefest chat show Watch What Happens Live for a while now, and beside taking a few curious peeks in now and again, we had long avoided it. It was all so silly and awkward, isn't it? But then we started watching it.
Feb 6, 2012 6:22PM ET
After watching all the buttdowns, awkward graphics, and ads we'd already seen on YouTube, regular Super Bowl viewers may have noticed something strange about yesterday evening's postgame coverage: It was much shorter than normal.
Feb 6, 2012 6:08PM ET
Today: Paz de la Huerta loses a job, a certain pilot seems suspicious, and two Australians get sexily stranded.
Feb 6, 2012 5:58PM ET
Feb 6, 2012 5:07PM ET
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your fiveminutes (or less) of attention. Today: Will Ferrell's latest Old Milwaukee Super Bowl ad was for Nebraska eyes only, the animals at Belgrade's zoo struggle with Europe's latest cold snap, and a reasonable response to winning a $7,500 bet.
Feb 6, 2012 5:02PM ET
Clint Eastwood's much commented upon "Halftime in America" Chrysler ad has apparently raised the ire of some conservatives who dislike its implicit approval of the auto-bailout.
Feb 6, 2012 3:52PM ET
With average viewership of 111.3 million people, Sunday's Super Bowl broadcast beat last year's record for the most watched Super Bowl of 111.0 million, according to the NBC official numbers released Monday afternoon.
Feb 6, 2012 3:13PM ET
Today in sports: Gisele Bündchen is already blaming husband Tom Brady's receivers for New England's loss, Seattle could be close to landing an NBA team, and expect slow Internet service in London during this summer's Olympics.
Feb 6, 2012 2:51PM ET
Not sure if you guys have heard, but NBC has a new show called Smash that's premiering tonight. It's about putting together a Broadway musical, and you should watch it. Really, you should!
Feb 6, 2012 2:12PM ET
As far as shows go, Sunday night's Super Bowl halftime bonanza was a pretty fun one, what with gladiators, glitter, and all that weird 3D stuff happening to the field.
Feb 6, 2012 11:49AM ET
Today in publishing and literature: The company is rumored to be opening a "small boutique" store in Seattle later this year, Jonathan Franzen praises The House of Mirth author in a very long New Yorker essay, and more hand-wringing about the popularity of "genre fiction" on e-readers.
Feb 6, 2012 11:30AM ET
Living alone. Once, perhaps, it was a designation that you were an old maid, destined to someday die alone and be devoured by your cat, if you were lucky. But what if that single life could be forever sustained?