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British Playwright Peter Shaffer, Who Wrote 'Equus,' Dies At 90

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 3:26pm

Playwright Peter Shaffer has died. He was best known for Equus and Amadeus, both of which became movies.

Broadway Producer Scott Rudin: 'I'm A Complete Product Of Mentorship'

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 2:00pm

Rudin, who started in theater age 15, owes a lot to the producers who taught him his craft. "They were giants," he says. All five of Rudin's current shows have been nominated for Tony Awards.

Nutrition In 'The First 1,000 Days' Of Life Can Shape A Child's Future

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 1:53pm

In his new book, journalist Roger Thurow chronicles the obstacles that women around the globe face in raising healthy babies.

Muhammad Ali: A Poet In And Out Of The Ring

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 1:00pm

"The Louisville Lip" was famously as fast with his words as with his fists — years before the birth of hip hop, he was a battle rapper flipping similes and metaphors in a language all his own.

'Angie Tribeca,' Comedy Backscratcher, Returns For New Adventures

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 12:22pm

The TBS slapstick cop comedy is back for a second season, and it's just as ridiculous and fast-paced as it's been all along.

How John Oliver's 'Last Week Tonight' Is Using Stunts To Tell Stories

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 11:01am

HBO's Last Week Tonight ended with a surprising display of how, as they put it, "any idiot" can buy and sell other people's debts.

'UnREAL' Returns With Three Little Words And No Apologies

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 8:57am

Lifetime's UnREAL brings its fictional reality-show producers back for another season of take-no-prisoners television.

'Black Gods Of The Asphalt' Takes Basketball Beyond The Court

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 4:45pm

When you see a bunch of guys playing street basketball you might not just see a game. In his new book Black Gods of the Asphalt author Onaje Woodbine shows how it's also a spiritual experience.

Cat Videos And All, The Internet May Be Humankind's Greatest Masterpiece

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:46am

In her new book Magic and Loss, Virginia Heffernan makes the case for the Internet as art. Just look at Twitter, she says. "It's hard to think of a time when poetry was more powerful."

Exploring The 'Quiet New York' With Emma Straub

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:44am

Straub's new book, Modern Lovers, is a tale of old friendships, secrets and family entanglements set in a part of Brooklyn writers often ignore: leafy, largely residential Ditmas Park.

Syrian Teen's 9-Minute Doc Hits Cannes, Sundance, L.A. Film Fest

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:00am

After her family fled to a refugee camp, she took a workshop in making videos. Her film about day-to-day life is now making the festival rounds.

'Roots': Here's What You Said About The Remake

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 4:19pm

This week, the History Channel aired its remake of the classic TV series. Listeners Pious Ali, Frank Bonet and Justin Rogers told us what they thought.

A Beer, A Plan, A Pipeline: Belgian Brewer Will Funnel Beer 2 Miles Away

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 2:14pm

When he launched his plan last spring, brewery CEO Xavier Vanneste said it was "no longer sustainable" to rely on trucks to cope with its growing production levels.

Slavery Scars A Transatlantic Family Tree In 'Homegoing'

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 6:59am

Yaa Gyasi's debut novel follows the family lines of two separated half-sisters in 18th-century Ghana: One is married off to an Englishman, while the other is sent to America and sold into slavery.

Green Eggs, Ham And Metaphysics: Teaching Hard Ideas With Children's Books

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 6:00am

Stories that are great for learning to read can teach all kinds off things — from philosophy to financial literacy.

This 'Hero Of France' Is A Truly Decent Man

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 6:00am

The latest installment in Alan Furst's Night Soldiers series opens on a grey spring day in occupied Paris. It follows Mathieu, a small-time Resistance leader and fundamentally good man.

'Hamilton' Fans Pilgrimage To Founding Father's Once-Forgotten Grave

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 4:18pm

The smash Broadway hit Hamilton is bringing legions of new fans to the grave sites of Alexander Hamilton and his wife, Eliza, both at Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan.

TV Production Boom Fueled By Scripted 'Must See' Shows

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 4:15pm

We are in an era dubbed "peak TV," with more television being produced in the U.S. than ever. For people who work in the industry, and for people who watch TV, it's a big deal. Is it sustainable?

'Art Bastard': A Rebel With A Canvas

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 2:47pm

Robert Cenedella established himself in the 1960s as the anti-Warhol. A new documentary goes through his years fighting against the New York art establishment by being, well, what the title says.

For A Cordial Supreme Court, Keep The Food And Wine Coming

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 12:29pm

When court is in session, most justices lunch together — but absolutely no talking about cases. Wine, however, is not unwelcome at some of their gatherings.

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