The Daily Show correspondent will become the first black co-anchor of Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update." NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says his hire could help diversify comedy well beyond NBC.
There are no winners in Joseph O'Neill's new novel The Dog, just a long downward spiral into stalemate as the nameless narrator flees a bad breakup and gets mired in shady financial dealings in Dubai.
Next week the people of Scotland vote on whether to become independent from the U.K. Author Marie Mutsuki Mockett recommends a book that illuminates the Scottish psyche, Iain Banks' The Crow Road.
Wilson used a groundbreaking moral argument to get the U.S. involved in World War I. A. Scott Berg's book fills in missing pieces of the president's life. Original interview broadcast Sept. 10, 2013.
The film based on Dennis Lehane's short story Animal Rescue is supposed be a thriller, but the narrative doesn't have much urgency. The reason it's worth seeing? James Gandolfini is at his peak.
Stray Dogs is a challenging film about poverty, unconventionally structured and shot but faithful to the emotional resonance conveyed by its very long shots.
Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig play brother and sister in a family drama that takes on the relatively neglected matter of adult siblings and their complex bond.
As a kid, director James Cameron was fascinated with exploring the world around him — everything from pond water to bugs. Those childhood obsessions led him some of the deepest places underwater.
Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage talks about three people who inspired him to be curious: his dad, a former Earth-science teacher, and physicist Richard Feynman.
Designer Thomas Thwaites explains what compelled him to build a toaster, literally from the ground up.
Director James Cameron's blockbuster films create unreal worlds. He reveals his childhood fascinations and how they fueled the passion behind his movies.
Biologist Nathan Wolfe says the unseeable world of microbes is fertile ground for new discoveries.
Also: E-book singles publisher Byliner is acquired by Vook; an excerpt of James Franco's new novel.
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby's three incarnations share similar scenes with subtle differences. Director Ned Benson calls his project "delusional," especially for a first-time feature filmmaker.
Kiel delighted moviegoers with his quiet menace and his metal teeth in the role of Jaws, the Bond villain henchman who not only survived his encounters with 007, but also lived happily ever after.
David Mitchell's latest fantasy is an odyssey into the dark side, spanning from 1984 to 2043. It's about a teenager who runs away from her London home and becomes prey to a ghastly gang of mystics.
The HBO show began its final season Sunday. Terence Winter says he wrote the Prohibition-era drama in part to work with Martin Scorsese. It was "something I couldn't possibly ... pass up," he says.
Reviewer Annalisa Quinn says the poems in Glück's new collection Faithful and Virtuous Night are lovely in places, but also misty, ambiguous, and seemingly in love with their own haziness.
Also: writing advice from Emma Straub; the legacy of John Updike.
Marcos Giralt Torrente's memoir of his absentee father, the famed Spanish painter Juan Giralt, frequently resorts to lists and repetition to get across Torrente's exasperation, anger and love.