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)
The Miami Heat’s “Most Distinguished Gentleman” gets set to defend a different title: “NBA Champion”
At 26, “Girls” creator Lena Dunham is navigating Hollywood with aplomb—just don’t ask her to drive
Veteran late-night host Jimmy Kimmel preps for his big prime-time moment as host of the Emmys
Country superstar Kenny Chesney on working in the spotlight — and living life beyond it
Over his 11-year career, this former farm boy has proven to be one of the toughest players in the NBA, earning himself a spot on Team USA’s roster
In 2009, she planted a garden on the White House grounds, becoming the first to do so since Eleanor Roosevelt. Today, as the first lady details in her new book, that garden stands as a symbol of the growing movement to get better food into America’s national diet.
Aziz Ansari has a TV hit on his hands, a thriving standup career and Cuba Gooding Jr. watching his back