Pat Benatar sang about the toughest combat zone in her hit, "Love Is A Battlefield." But we've rewritten the lyrics to describe historic battles. All together now! "Waterloo is a Battlefield."
In this game, we read two outrageous celebrity tweets — one's real, the other fake. Then contestants choose the correct set of 140 characters.
Josh Katz discusses his most recent graphic "Matching Candidates With Books They Sound Like" for "The Upshot" in The New York Times. The piece compared the speaking styles of different presidential candidates to word choices in popular books based on how complex, positive or negative the candidates' speeches are.
Despite the popularity of streaming services, DVD box sets continue to be released, and embraced, by serious fans and collectors. TV critic David Bianculli details four recent releases he treasures.
In her new book, Stacy Shiff evokes the world of Salem, Mass., and the bitter winter of 1692 when 19 people were hanged for witchcraft. Reviewer Maureen Corrigan calls The Witches a "haunting" tale.
During his decades-long career, oncologist Vincent DeVita helped develop the combination chemotherapy regimen that cures most cases of Hodgkin's lymphoma. His new book is The Death of Cancer.
Biographer John Matteson crams all his knowledge of Louisa May Alcott into a massive new annotated edition of her best-known book — in which the author herself emerges as a fascinating character.
David Mitchell's new novel about a soul-devouring house embraces all the classic horror tropes. Critic Jason Sheehan says you may think it's contrived ... until you realize that you, too, are trapped.
An exhibit at a modern art gallery in Italy that consisted of empty champagne bottles, confetti and cigarette butts was cleaned up and thrown out by accident.
Riad Sattouf is a Syrian-French cartoonist who brings to life the Middle East in the 1980s. Published as a graphic novel, it provides a humorous and intimate view of the author's youth.
Evil stepmothers, witches and crones: When they aren't poisoning princesses, they're mangling mermaids or trying to eat children. One writer traces these villains' roots to a fear of female power.
Michael Witwer, who has written a book about game co-creator Gary Gygax, says D&D does something that online games don't: It brings players physically together to participate in group storytelling.
SXSW — the music and interactive media conference that takes place in Austin, Texas, each year — has a controversy on its hands. The organization has cancelled two sessions about sexism in video gaming culture because of threats of violence. Now the Internet news company BuzzFeed is threatening to pull out unless SXSW reverses its decision.
The organization canceled panels on harassment and Gamergate because of threats of violence. BuzzFeed and Vox say they will pull out of the conference unless SXSW reverses its decision.
SXSW has cancelled two sessions about sexism in video gaming culture because of threats of violence. Now BuzzFeed is threatening to pull out unless SXSW reverses its decision.
A.E. Hotchner wrote a memoir of his friend Ernest Hemingway in 1966, though he left out several stories to protect those still living. Now, at 95, he's publishing them.
Tea drinking has long been synonymous with female tittle-tattle. Though men drank as much tea and gossiped as avidly as women, it was the latter who got stuck with the bad rap.
In the past week, a video for Drake's song "Hotline Bling" has inspired both memes and jokes. A new entry has its roots in a fictional Australian high school with a gung-ho drama teacher.
The Sleater-Kinney guitarist and singer is known for her defiant performances, but it was vulnerability that initially drew her to music. Brownstein's new memoir is Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl.