Rock 'n' roll rebellion is mainstream today, but Peter Bebergal's new book summons a more shadowed past, when artists like Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin brought an occult mystique to the music.
What do Beyoncé, André the Giant, and a soufflé have in common? Why, the accents in their names, bien sûr! The answers in this final round will be words, names, or phrases containing an accent.
Have you ever been perplexed by the on-screen guide descriptions of your favorite TV shows? Us too. We serve up descriptions of shows, whose titles have been taken perhaps a bit too literally.
These words, names, and phrases contain the letters "IQ" consecutively somewhere inside of them. Does this somewhat oblique game pique your interest?
U.S. Presidents spend years in office, but their tenure is often remembered in the mind of the public by a singular moment or trait. Given a keyword, you tell us which President it describes.
This game has attitude — each answer is a word or phrase containing the word "snap." But extra coordination is required: substitute an actual *snap* of your fingers where it appears in the answer.
As children of the '90s, the band's members best a "Name That Tune" round of the era's radio hits by correcting Jonathan Coulton's slightly wrecked lyrics. Plus: a performance of "Bad Self Portraits."
The soul-pop quartet behind Bad Self Portraits reveals its extraordinary talent of covering pop songs using, yes, party balloons. Can you guess the titles of these squeaky melodies?
How do you make a celebrity marriage work? We think it's all in the name. Imagine nuptials between two celebs whose paired surnames create a phrase: Keith Urban plus John Legend = Urban-Legend!
The nephew of the iconic essayist and novelist hopes to produce a documentary on her life, and he's turned to crowd-funding to make it happen. Also: There's been much ado about the dictionary lately.
Where'd the term "red tape" come from? Why are the Simpsons yellow? And is there a rhyme for orange? We answer these pressing questions — and more — in a new look at your old friend Roy G. Biv.
The author of Reading Lolita in Tehran returns, this time with a paean to the importance of literature in a democratic society. Reviewer Heller McAlpin says Azar Nafisi may be preaching to the choir.
In a candid interview, the ever-innovative pianist traces the lines between Buddhist chants, Sly Stone and Miles Davis, while shedding new light on some hard facts about his past.
Two entrepreneurs have developed new tricks to make food that's literally illuminating, using ingredients that are as natural and unprocessed as possible. It's just basic food chemistry, folks.
When Gerard Russell was a diplomat in the Middle East, he met followers of ancient religions facing extinction. His new book includes the origins of the Yazidis, who are fleeing the Islamic State.
Atavist Books launched with aims of upending the print-first publishing model. Now it's announcing its plans to close. Meanwhile, partnerships between public libraries and airports are taking off.
Greg Bear's latest space adventure goes from the Earth to Mars and back again with a grizzled group of "Skyrines" (Sky marines, get it?) on the trail of a mysterious alien treasure.
American journalist Suki Kim spent six months teaching English at a North Korean University that serves the sons of the elite. She chronicles her experience in a new book, Without You, There Is No Us.
Amazon has received a fair amount of bad press lately over its long-running dispute with the Hachette publishing house. So Monday's announcement of a deal with Simon & Schuster took some industry watchers by surprise.
"The Hot Dog Clock" and "The Forever Diaper" are also must-haves. A San Francisco comedy group is once again poking fun at the in-flight catalog SkyMall.