On his difficult mother, his knack for physical comedy and Monty Python’s quarrelsome creative process
Andrew Dice Clay on the ups, downs and U-turns of a strange career
Jazz vocalist Gregory Porter offers five songs he loves to sing, along with the reasons why.
British comedic actor Simon Pegg, best known for apocalyptic farce, takes a turn for the dramatic
According to Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, sometimes you need a Z-lister to make a proper Hollywood space epic
In Happy Christmas—and other endeavors—Anna Kendrick proves that many good things can come in a small package
Richard Linklater’s latest tale of growing up took 12 years to film
Tom Perrotta swaps the suburbs for weirder territory
At the risk of sounding cynical, we can’t help but notice that this month’s movies follow a familiar formula: Come up with a theme, cobble together a few elements from similar films, and voilà—instant classic! So how do you build a summer blockbuster for 2014? It’s elementary.
The Monty Python team prepare to play their final gig. Probably.
“Orange Is the New Black” fans are happy Laura Prepon is still behind bars
If you were driving on I-70 in the spring of 2012, you may have passed a guy with a pencil-thin mustache, a sign reading “I’m Not Psycho” and an odd resemblance to filmmaker John Waters
Food Network’s Alton Brown says food is the medium, not the message
Your college years really are the best of your life—which becomes apparent when you’re on the threshold of the real world, with its “laundromats” and “jobs.” To prepare grads, colleges recruit public figures to deliver existential pep talks. Landing the best speakers, meanwhile, has become a kind of intercollegiate sport. Here, with commencement season upon us, a look at this year’s rivalries.
Joel McHale, on trying to out-funny the president at the White House Correspondents Dinner
Sarah McLachlan on her latest album, her melancholy streak and the importance of having a lighter side
What to read, watch and listen to in April
Kermit lovers are in for a treat this month, with the U.S. release of Muppets Most Wanted (March 21). Fans of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” meanwhile, are gearing up for the upcoming fourth season. But is there any crossover appeal? This would seem unlikely, but a close look at the characters reveals a number of startling similarities…
What to read, watch and listen to in March
What to read, watch and listen to in February