The Academy Awards grow ever more inconsequential. At least there will be no "we saw your boobs" ditty this year, though.
Here’s Jimmy Fallon, the first late-night host too young to have worshipped Carson.
Dean Starkman's The Watchdog That Didn't Bark and the failures of the media during the financial crash.
Honestly, who on earth thought George Clooney's The Monuments Men was a good idea for a movie?
Do America’s current challenges in the Middle East trace back to Harry Truman’s 1948 missteps?
How Stevie Wonder and Coretta Scott King worked in perfect harmony to beat Jesse Helms and create a national holiday.
The composer reflects on his storied Broadway career in a new HBO documentary.
The country frets that it trails China and Japan, which have won literary Nobels.
We can't fully understand American slavery and its legacy without mining the diversity of enslaved experience in scholarship as well as film.
John Maynard Keynes’s monetary strategy was awkward and utopian. Don’t underestimate what it accomplished.
Does a new account with recipes get it right?
A new book explores when and why America’s rich protest.
Somewhere in America Miley Cyrus is appropriating black culture, but she's certainly not the only artist—we've got a long and tangled history of it.
New work from a legendary writer in honor of the March on Washington's 50th anniversary, and a conversation on growing up during the civil-rights movement
Are the parents of only children selfish? Maybe, but Lauren Sandler’s new book says that's okay.