Funny Or Die, a site founded by comedians including Will Ferrell, is finding ways to channel the loose comedy of the Internet into projects both online and on television.
Swede Bendjelloul's Searching for Sugar Man, won a Best Documentary Feature Oscar in 2013. He died in Stockholm.
In a new book, bioethicist and internist Barron Lerner recalls how he came to question some of his father's medical practices — practices that were common among many doctors of that generation.
The U.S. wants to allow imports of fresh beef from Brazil, but the country has a history of foot-and-mouth disease. Imports could lower beef prices, but the deal has American ranchers worried.
Reading a story by Lydia Davis is like watching a magic trick: She shows you a top hat that's obviously empty, and then she pulls out of it something enormous and oddly shaped.
Zack Snyder has tweeted the first look at the big (really big) guy in the dark (really dark) suit.
Chris Klimek remembers science fiction designer H.R. Giger, who kept him sleeping with the lights on for many nights after producing some of the indelible and terrifying imagery of Alien.
You might not know the name, but you probably know the work: H.R. Giger created some of the most powerfully creepy visuals in Hollywood's history for 1979's sci-fi film Alien.
A "Drinkable Book" can be used to treat drinking water. Also: a new book claims to know the identity of the Zodiac Killer; why all books about Africa use the same cover image.
Christopher Isherwood was in his 40's when he met the teenaged Don Bachardy. They spent the next three decades making up a tender storybook world, expressed in a new collection of their love letters.
The turnspit dog was once an essential part of every large kitchen in Britain. Bred to run in a wheel that turned a roasting spit, the small but strong dogs ensured that the meat cooked evenly.
Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner received mixed reviews of his performance during the financial crisis. In his new book, he says he did what was required to "keep the lights on."
For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new dish from Domino's. It's essentially pizza with crust made out of chicken.
Jim Cummins was one of the few African-American photographers to navigate the world of superstar rock, photographing everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Sonny and Cher before switching to sports photography. Along the way, he forgot about more than 2,500 negatives. As Andrea Shea of WBUR reports, some of those photos have now been digitized and displayed in New York and online.
When Louis C.K. rejects a woman because she's overweight, she schools him for being hypocritical. Louis C.K. wrote the script, but the character pours her heart out in a way television rarely allows.
Eric Deggans looks at the network upfronts, the moment when networks look back on what worked and what didn't work on the most recent season and ahead to the next one.
South Carolina Representative James Clyburn's new memoir Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black shares lessons learned on his way from the Jim Crow South to a top spot on Capitol Hill.
Contrary to popular stereotypes, Asian-Americans don't achieve academic success just because it's just in their genes. These students perform well because of community resources and teacher support.
A visit to one of the greatest art museums in the world, a piece of engaging theater, and a book about Hollywood raise nested questions about art, commerce and love.
Misha Defonseca's book described her adoption by wolves and her killing of a Nazi soldier. Also: an excerpt from Hillary Clinton's memoir, and notable books coming out this week.