"When I get a craving I can't quell-a, I'll dip my finger in that Nutella, ella, ella. Mm, mm, mm." Guess other words that end with -ella within Jonathan Coulton's version of Rihanna's "Umbrella".
Would you describe the characters in Braveheart as "Brash Brogue-speakers Bracing for Brutal Battles Brought by Browbeating British"? Guess the movie title from its alliterative description.
"Dear Sergey and Larry: Thank you for buying YouTube and keeping it free! My "Gangnam Style" video has been played over 2 billion times." Imagine the thank you notes that celebrities might write.
Ahead of the season finale of HBO's Looking, the co-stars who play on-again, off-again couple Patrick and Richie talk about redefining gay life on television and play a game about other TV romances.
Veteran rock critic Carola Dibbell ventures into fiction with The Only Ones, a tale of an unconventional family in post-pandemic America. Critic Jason Heller says calls it "heartbreakingly beautiful."
Fox's freshman series Empire finished its first season with an action-packed often baffling finale that underscored how much fun it is, even when it doesn't make sense.
Brothers Arkady and Boris Strugatsky were at the heart of Soviet science fiction; reviewer Juan Vidal says The Dead Mountaineer's Inn is less edgy than some of their work, but still a must-read.
With its flashy swagger and quotable one-liners, Empire, the Fox series about a fictional black music label, has become a cultural phenomenon. A watch party in Washington, D.C., takes in the show's season finale.
With its flashy swagger and quotable one-liners, Empire, the Fox series about a black music label, has become a cultural phenomenon. A watch party in D.C., had just as much.
In The Battle of Versailles, Robin Givhan tells the story of the groundbreaking runway show that pitched French couture designers against American up-and-comers.
Proposed legislation in France would criminalize the use of underweight models and ban online sites that glorify anorexia and other eating disorders.
Daniel Genis, son of Soviet emigre writer Alexander Genis, served 10 years for armed robbery. The crimes fueled his heroin addiction. "It was so obvious I didn't fit in," he says.
We talk to romance blogger Sarah Wendell about romance fans, romance novels, and some of her top recommendations for fans and new visitors alike.
One of the lessons documentarians are learning is that the more people like your work, the more they ask questions about it.
Fox's hip-hop drama Empire ends its first season Wednesday as a huge hit, thanks to black viewers. But NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says it also has sparked a complex debate over TV stereotypes.
Scott Carney's new book unpacks the complicated story of Ian Thorson, who died in the Arizona wilderness after becoming involved with an unorthodox Buddhist group led by a charismatic American monk.
Ian Tregillis' new novel is the start of a series, set in an alternate 1926, that follows a robot's search for humanity against a backdrop of science, philosophy and a grand struggle between empires.
On March 18, 1990, robbers stole $500 million in art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Author Stephen Kurkjian explains why robbers bothered to steal work so priceless it couldn't be sold.
Women who cooked the meals they saw prepared on television weighed more, on average, than those who simply watched, a study shows. The findings challenge the notion that home cooking is always best.
Almost 400 years after his death, researchers have found bone fragments that seem to match what they know about the celebrated author's burial.