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Whitehead’s ‘Zone’ Is No Average Zombie Apocalypse

If you ask Colson Whitehead to describe the man at the center of his new novel, Zone One, he’ll tell […]

‘The Breakfast Club’ Meets Hell In ‘Damned’

Meet Maddy Spencer — or, to be exact, Madison Desert Flower Rosa Parks Coyote Trickster Spencer — a ridiculous name […]

The Wait Wait Snack Pack

A weekend installment of the online play-at-home news quiz. 1.) Gov. Rick Perry, attempting to regain his footing as a […]

The Real Birdwatchers Behind Hollywood’s ‘Big Year’

If you’re going to make a film about cutthroat competition, you can make it about baseball or football or robot […]

A Puzzle Riddled With Objects

On-Air Challenge: Identify the objects described in a series of riddles from A New Collection of Riddles by Jesse Cochran. […]

A Woman Of Photos And Firsts, Ruth Gruber At 100

At the age of 100, Ruth Gruber is responsible for a lot of firsts. When she was just 20, she […]

‘Zone One’: What Happens When Zombies Take NYC

“New York City in death was very much like New York City in life,” writes Colson Whitehead in his apocalyptic […]

‘How To Survive The Titanic,’ And Sink Your Name

J. Bruce Ismay probably shouldn’t be mentioned in the same breath as any of the true criminals of the 20th […]

Comedian Patton Oswalt Plays Not My Job

Patton Oswalt is TV and film actor and the author of a new book of essays called Zombie Spaceship Wasteland. […]

Remakes Rethink: Is Hollywood Really Out Of Ideas?

It’s been a big year for Hollywood remakes — more than a dozen, not counting sequels. There were new versions […]

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