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Writer Susan Orlean Plays Not My Job

Susan Orlean, a staff writer for The New Yorker, has just written a book about the life and legend of […]

Bow Bow, Chk-a-Bow: Five Voices Rise To The Top Of TV’s A Cappella Competition

American Idol is more high-profile and The X Factor is more sensationalized, but perhaps television’s most unusual singing competition is […]

For Fassbender, Two Perspectives On The Perils Of Sex

The Irish actor Michael Fassbender stars in two current films that revolve around the perils of sex — which means […]

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Muppets, Nostalgia, And Finding Common Ground

On this week’s Pop Culture Happy Hour, we spend some time talking about The Muppets — not just what works […]

Improv Everywhere Has Done It Again! Can Anyone Do Anything About That?

Beware, fellow citizens, for there is a sinister force that lurks just underneath the surface of our quotidian lives. It […]

Award-Winner Nikky Finney On Life As A Poet

Nikky Finney has dreamed of being a poet since she was a teenager. She published her first book in 1985, […]

A ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ And Dark Things In Her Slumber

In Charles Perrault’s classic Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, a princess is cursed to sleep for 100 years, eventually waking to […]

Lives Of Paralyzing ‘Shame,’ For Reasons Unexplained

It was frantic sex that earned Shame an NC-17 rating, but this arty drama is mostly slow and methodical. And […]

‘Khodorkovsky’: In Putin’s Russia, A Tycoon’s Fall

When director Cyril Tuschi heard about the imprisonment of Mikhail Khodorkovsky on charges of tax evasion and stealing his own […]

Orchestrated ‘Outrage’ Among Kitano’s Yakuza

Throughout the 1990s, in his capacity as writer-director-editor-star — and that’s not all the hyphenates for an artist who has […]

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