Ayad Akhtar plumbs his past to grapple with what it means to be Muslim in America. While some accuse him of airing dirty laundry, Akhtar uses such questions not just for rupture — but renewal, too.
Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, officially banned from making movies, explores confinement, despair and cinematic structure in his latest project.
The drama The Empty Hours intentionally slows its pace to reflect the lives of its characters, but in the end, it seems a bit lost.
The first fully successful summer blockbuster of the year is Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the new chapter in a successful reboot that focuses on societies, human and otherwise.
As co-founder of the Ford Modeling agency, she was instrumental in promoting such superstars as Lauren Hutton and Christine Brinkley.
Writer-director Richard Linklater says picking the film's star was vital because he had to guess what he'd be like at 18. "I just went with a kid who seemed kind of the most interesting."
Jacqueline Winspear's debut mystery, Maisie Dobbs, set in England around World War I, came out in paperback a decade ago. A new edition testifies to the enduring allure of the traditional mystery.
HBO got 99 nominations for the 2014 Emmy Awards, the most of any network. HBO's Game of Thrones got 19 nominations, one ahead of FX's miniseries Fargo.
Make no bones about it, this final round is body-licious! The answer to every clue contains the name of a body part. Who will prove themselves head and shoulders above the rest?
The Edge of Tomorrow director shares his rule-breaking ways, from treating his summer blockbuster films like film school projects to "killing" Tom Cruise on the big screen.
We mashed up popular musicians with the names of Broadway shows to create a can't-miss theatre lineup. Look out for the show about a rap artist who meets a girl named Maria: Kanye West Side Story.
Get ready to roll and rock: in this game, switch the order of paired words that always appear in a certain sequence. We give you the second part; you give us the first: the bees and the...?
We're not sure if Prince would be into a girl wearing a "Raspberry Foulard." In this game, we've replaced songs featuring articles of clothing and accessories with more hilarious ones.
What does the painting American Gothic and a "continental" breakfast have in common? They both contain names of airlines. Grab your boarding pass and get ready for take-off in this quiz.
Throw on your shades and leather jacket to honor the iconic Terminator quote, "I'll be back," by using other words that rhyme with "back." Are you a large mammal related to an ox? "I"ll be yak."
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Haven't found your soul mate yet? You might be searching for all the wrong things. One psychologist argues that you don't need to lower your standards — just shift your priorities.
When sci-fi legend Octavia E. Butler died in 2006, fans mourned the loss of works she could have written. Now, two unpublished stories are being released after a scholar found them among her papers.
In the 1800s, still-life painting was the bottom feeder of the art world, but that's where the French painter chose to leave his mark. "I want to astonish Paris with an apple," he's said to have said.
Amazon fired the latest salvo in its ongoing dispute with the publisher Hachette over e-book rates, suggesting authors get all of the revenue from e-book sales. Hachette was measured in its response, but many writers continue to criticize Amazon.