In 1960, the world’s foremost primatologist, ethologist and anthropologist got her start observing apes in Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park. Now 80, she’s Mother Nature’s greatest champion, and she still has a few lessons for the rest of us.
Thirteen years after he started playing Jack Bauer and four years after he supposedly retired the character, Kiefer Sutherland is back in a new season of “24.” Will the world’s most popular counterterrorism agent ever call it a day?
It’s been 40 years since the formation of Blondie, one of the seminal bands of the New Wave and Punk music scenes of the ’70s and ’80s. With a new album and a greatest hits retrospective in the offing, the band’s iconic frontwoman sits down for a chat.
The founders of the Tribeca Film Festival talk to Hemispheres about the rigors and joys of establishing “Hollywood on the Hudson”
Born into wealth and privilege in her native Italy, Carla Bruni went on to become a supermodel, chart-topping singer and the First Lady of France. Now she is taking her musical act back on the road with a trio of North American concerts—even if she would prefer to be curled up at home with a book.
Julian Fellowes has gone from being a reasonably accomplished actor to an Oscar-winning screenwriter to the creator of one of the world’s most successful television dramas. Now in its fourth season, “Downton Abbey” is more popular than ever, despite the intrusion of assault, class conflict and a poorly timed death.
After 13 seasons on “Saturday Night Live,” the “Weekend Update” anchor is moving on to where few men or women have ventured before: the crucible of hosting a late night television talk show
In recent years, December has been a great month for John Goodman. In 2012, he starred in two Oscar-nominated films, Flight and Argo. This year, he appears in the Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis, the latest chapter in one of Hollywood’s most fruitful collaborations. Can this guy’s career possibly get any bigger?
After four bestsellers that, in addition to mass appeal, have earned him a devoted following among Ivy League MBAs and the corporate class, the writer and essayist from The New Yorker has produced something decidedly mischievous: a new book about how seemingly powerless people triumph over the powerful
In the last decade, he has made the leap from quirky comedy genius to Hollywood actor, arena-filling stand-up act and, according to some, massive egomaniac. His latest sitcom—the gentle, understated “Derek”—has really got the critics frothing. Is Ricky Gervais getting a raw deal?
Three decades after his women’s wear debuted at Bergdorf Goodman, Michael Kors isn’t just a brand; he’s the head of a multibillion-dollar company, the go-to label for Michelle Obama and, when it comes to reality TV show judging, has a tongue that would make Simon Cowell blush.
A documentary filmmaker known for producing wry social satires on corporate greed is releasing a “super-huge, 3D, boy band explosion extravaganza movie,” leaving fans with one very important question: Really?
Before the 2001 accident that led to the loss of her left leg, April Holmes had only dabbled in athletics. The remarkable thing about her story is that Holmes didn’t just get by after her amputation—she thrived, becoming a star Paralympian and a tireless advocate for people with disabilities. The years since her accident have been about opportunity, she says, not loss.
He’s gone from comedy circuit has-been to cult hero, and all because of a podcast that he hosts from his garage. Now, after years of struggle and depression, Marc Maron has a new book out and his own TV show on IFC. Will this cheer him up?
In her latest book, America’s reigning how-to queen takes on the biggest project of all: growing old gracefully
The guru behind the location-based social networking site Foursquare reveals where he’s at these days
Hollywood icon Matt Damon digs into one of his biggest roles yet: global advocate for clean water
How can a country stay on the cutting edge? According to this award-winning writer, TV host and all-around roving intellect: question everything, make science sexy and recognize that innovation, in the end, is far bigger than any one big idea.
He’s got money, he’s got fame—but what this mega-selling author loves most is spinning yarns to keep folks up at night
The “Guns, Germs and Steel” author reveals how people in traditional tribal societies are just like us (except when they’re really, really not)