Shearer spoke with me about his movie,The Big Uneasy, a look at how New Orleans flooded, and the anger stirred by media that came to his new hometown but overlooked the Army Corps' role in flooding it.
The 15 Penn Plaza plan will bring down the legendary Hotel Pennsylvania. The hotel, built in 1919, has a rich history, an essential part of which is bound up with my father's first hit as a songwriter.
It's not often that we get to witness a full-color, slow-motion, and entirely self-motivated fall from grace, but over the course of the summer, that's exactly what we've been treated to courtesy of LeBron James.
J. Craig Venters's seriously overreached when he claimed last week that his lab was the first to create synthetic life. Television has been creating synthetic life on a massive scale for decades and video games have been doing it for years.
I love Tina Fey, but there was something a bit Obama-getting-the-Nobel-Priz-ish about the news that she'll receive the 2010 Mark Twain Prize for Humor...
I've been reading your intemperate, self-righteous posts on the Polanski affair, in which you defend the child rapist against his detractors, among whom I count myself.
My viral video of the week honor goes to the hilarious fake Seinfeld trailer for "George," a tear-jerker version of the Susan's death story set to the score of The Shawshank Redemption.
Comics expert Dan Nadel has a new book about 14 mostly unknown adventure comics book artists, Art in Time: Unknown Comic Book Adventures 1940-1980.
Clearly, Texas is controlled by un-American elements that are utterly insane -- even if what they're doing fits right in with the current truth-denying direction of American conservatism.
For now, part of curling's appeal to mainstream American fans appears to be its image of unfamiliarity, but USA Curling is trying to change that.
The Internet is breaking down the invisible boundaries between the art world and mass culture; influence knows no boundaries.
It must be great to be an executive like Jeff Zucker and make zillions of dollars, continually getting moved upwards even as you make decisions that have ruined the once top network.
Every news provider and we, as media trainers, whose job is to prep people who talk to news providers, know one essential truth: it's all about story-...
The pop-psychology de rigueur depiction of familial dysfunction where members act as arm chair psychologists and solve each others' problems is America's cheapest form of mental health care.
The Cleveland Show is simultaneously inventive and familiar in how it chronicles the adventures of a loving and garden-variety dysfunctional American family.
Calling for some sort of decorous avoidance of politics during politicians' funerals is downright ridiculous. It'd be like eulogizing Charles Lindbergh and not mentioning airplanes.