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'The Night Clock' Ticks With Wit, Fright And Fantasy

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 6:03am

Paul Meloy's debut novel fuses humor, horror and personal experience; it's the story of a 40-something psychiatric nurse who discovers he's a part of a cosmic battle against the forces of nightmare.

America's Food Truck Craze Parks On The Streets Of Kolkata

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 3:40am

Kolkata now has its first food truck: Agdum Bagdum, which hawks Indian fusion food. It was inspired by American food trucks – which were originally inspired by street food in places like Kolkata.

'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Creator Raises $500K Toward New Season

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 4:06pm

Hours after launching a Kickstarter campaign to revive a TV show that made horrible movies enjoyable, Mystery Science Theater 3000 creator Joel Hodgson raised a quarter of his $2 million goal.

Mechanics Of Eating: Why You'll Miss Flavor If You Scarf Your Food

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 1:23pm

The real complexity of flavor comes from a food or drink's aroma. But the main way we experience the full range of these compounds isn't by sniffing. It's by breathing evenly while we eat.

'Weekend Update' Co-Anchors Dish On 'SNL' And Donald Trump

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 1:16pm

As hosts of Saturday Night Live's news segment, Colin Jost and Michael Che are used to joking about hot-button issues. "Whoever is in a position of power, you're going to take shots at," Jost says.

'Two Brothers' Tells A Passionate Tale Of Brazil In Black And White

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 9:03am

Artists Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá — themselves twins — have turned Brazilian author Milton Hatoum's family drama The Brothers into a deftly-shaded graphic novel, full of compelling imagery.

'The Pickle Index' Is A Tart, Tangy Multi-Platform Romp

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 6:03am

Eli Horowitz's surreal story, told via smartphone app and two separate book editions, follows a sad-sack circus performer who accidentally falls afoul of his oppressive dystopian government.

For Irving Penn, Perfect Portraiture Wasn't Just For Fashion Models

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 3:51am

Penn created many of the stark, glossy pictures of stick-thin fashion models that appeared in Vogue. But he also made portraits of nudes, celebrities, and also every day objects, like cigarettes.

For Taiwanese Dogs, Being Square Is Stylish

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 3:49am

These days, owners are asking for their four-legged friends to be styled as spheres and squares. We visit the Taiwanese grooming shop where the geometric grooming trend took root.

Salad-Making Is Performance Art At The Getty In Los Angeles

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 5:52pm

Brooklyn photographer and writer Julia Sherman first established salad as a serious medium with her Salad for President blog. Now she's making salad with artists from around the country at the Getty.

For One Year, Shonda Rhimes Said 'Yes' To All The Things That Scared Her

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 4:08pm

The creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal says despite the success of her shows, her life "had gotten really small." So she decided to step out of her comfort zone. Year of Yes is her new memoir.

George Takei Debuts On Broadway In 'Allegiance'

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 3:31pm

Inspired by Takei's own childhood experiences, the musical spotlights a dark era in American history: The internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

'Arab Of The Future' Chronicles The Challenges Of A Cross-Cultural Childhood

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 12:43pm

Former Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Riad Sattouf grew up in the Middle East and France with a French mother and Syrian father. "I hate nationalism," he says. "Comic book author [is] my first nationality."

Actress Brie Larson Finds Light Within The Darkness Of 'Room'

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 12:43pm

In her new film, Larson plays a woman who has created an elaborate fantasy world to hide a harsh reality from her son. The actress says the son's innocence in Room reminds her of her own childhood.

Is The Weight Watchers-Oprah Winfrey Partnership Good For Dieters?

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 12:00pm

Oprah Winfrey is the new face of Weight Watchers as well as a major investor. But several health experts say the partnership may not help anyone struggling to lose weight do it more effectively.

Russian Artist Arrested After Torching Intelligence Agency's Doors

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 10:52am

Images show Pyotr Pavlensky standing before the doors to the Lubyanka, the Soviet-era prison and former KGB headquarters that now houses the main office of the FSB security service.

'Tiffany Girl' Is A Jeweled Window Into The Past

Sun, 11/08/2015 - 9:03am

Deeanne Gist's Tiffany Girl blends a charming romance with an overlooked bit of history — the women recruited by Louis Comfort Tiffany to complete his stained glass chapel at the 1893 World's Fair.

Beyond The Happily Ever After, Cunningham Asks: 'What's That About?'

Sun, 11/08/2015 - 6:53am

Author Michael Cunningham was fascinated by fairy tales as a child — but he always wondered what happened after the story ended. His new collection, The Wild Swan, tries to answer that question.

'Twain & Stanley' Finds Magic In An Unlikely Friendship

Sun, 11/08/2015 - 6:03am

Oscar Hijuelos' posthumously published novel puts fictional flesh on the real-life friendship between Mark Twain and the explorer Henry Morton Stanley. Critic Jason Sheehan calls it a "great tale."

From 'Bad' To The 'Bone': Writer Behind Walter White Turns To Pirouettes

Sun, 11/08/2015 - 5:14am

Moira Walley-Beckett penned one of Breaking Bad's most beloved episodes. Perhaps it should be no surprise, then, that her new ballet drama Flesh and Bone brings ominous darkness to the dance floor.




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