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.
Tom Perrotta swaps the suburbs for weirder territory
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
With two new shows premiering this month, HBO is hoping you’ll get snowed in
With all the resolution-making and “Auld Lang Syne” singing, it’s hard not to get reflective at the turn of the new year. Ramping up the nostalgia even further are three new releases from some of our favorite bands from the ’90s. So, dig out the flannel and crank up the angst as we rate these records in terms of Gen. X factor.
This month, political and cultural humorist P.J. O’Rourke takes aim at an entire generation
Will Arnett may have become a familiar face on “Arrested Development,” but his pipes have been famous for decades
Actor, singer and dancer Rita Moreno on winning Hollywood
A new book chronicles the decorative oddities of postwar Britain
Los Angeles reaches for cultural preeminence this month with the LA Art Show