When Adora Svitak was 12, she gave a TED Talk on what grownups can learn from children. Now at age 18, and a sophomore at UC Berkeley, Svitak reflects on the message she shared.
We all stumble across similar ideas as we age, and some of these revelations have passed into the books we love. Journalist Joshua Prager explores the stages of life through quotes from great writers.
The gang discusses The Lonely Island's new movie, then looks back at other films that find humor in the foibles of musicians. And, as always, we close with What's Making Us Happy this week.
The second installment of director James Wan's horror series about demonic possession ups the ante — and the running time — but justifies both with legitimate scares.
In the latest adaptation of a 1900 French novel, a beautiful servant offers a gimlet-eyed view of high society. Director Benoit Jacquot's film loses energy as it slips into conventional romance.
Michael Grandage's strangely staid film about novelist Thomas Wolfe and his editor Maxwell Perkins struggles to capture the passions that drove their famously explosive professional relationship.
In a new documentary Brian De Palma, director of both blockbusters (The Untouchables) and kinkily voyeuristic films (Dressed to Kill) looks back on a career of cinematic carnage with great candor.
Ezra Edelman's seven-and-a-half hour documentary for ESPN, O.J. Simpson: Made in America, is really several documentaries in one. It's the story of Simpson's rise as a football icon and black celebrity, and his downfall as a murder suspect in the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend. But it's also the story of race in America, and what happens when celebrity culture meets the justice system.
Ren Warom's tale of AI's, genius hackers, corporate crime and the occasional sea creature uses familiar building blocks to create a wild, loud corkscrewing story that builds to a bloody conclusion.
The 5-part, 7-and-a-half-hour documentary series O.J.: Made in America presents an expansive, meticulously constructed examination of the O.J. Simpson trial as an enduring, vexing cultural milestone.
Bison sliders, bison bratwurst, hot-off-the-grill bison ribeye — around Jackson, Wyo., it's not hard to find this shaggy beast's meat on menus. (Don't worry: It's all farm-raised.)
Novelist Ben Lerner takes on poetry in his new book, an academic dissection of the ways we love and hate that ancient art. But sometimes he seems like he's talking about his own thinly-veiled hatred.
A relationship drama with societal implications marks a striking debut for first-time writer director Lorenzo Vigas. Like the film's leading man, he'll draw you in by holding you at a slight remove.
Caitlin Freeman made a name for herself selling modern art-inspired pastries at the SFMOMA. The museum's cafe just reopened with a new caterer — whose desserts look suspiciously familiar.
Saldana was in films such as Raging Bull. In 1982, she was stabbed 10 times by an obsessed fan. She survived the attack and later helped start support groups for other victims of violent crimes.
Malka Older's new book takes place at the end of the 21st century, in a future where the game of politics has become more streamlined — but infinitely more complex and terrifying.
Cathleen Schine's new novel stars that literary rarity: a functional family. But matriarch Joy is struggling; her husband is ailing and her worried children don't like seeing their parents' decline.
An octogenarian delivers a face-melting version of a song that's been a hallmark of pro wrestling and action movies.
Beyonce got $50 million to push Pepsi. Justin Timberlake: $6 million in a deal with McDonald's. A study describes the lucrative deals celebs popular with teens and young adults inked to sell food.
A new play about Harry Potter, written by J.K. Rowling, begins previews this week with Harry as a grown up. Grown, too, is the "Potter Generation," the kids who were the first to read the books when they came out. Their experience — maturing alongside Harry — was unique.