We’ve all seen the one about the improbable couple who get together after some hilarious hijinks. But, if you dig a little deeper, rom-coms and other tearjerkers can offer serious takeaways.
Philip Roth died Tuesday at age 85. His 1969 novel "Portnoy's Complaint" rocketed him to fame for its raunchy tour of a teenage boy's lustful urges and ensuing guilt. He later focused more deeply on Jewish life, mortality and American…
By Associated Press
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is being honored with the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for a lifetime in comedy.
By Hillel Italie, Associated Press
Author of more than 25 books, Roth was a fierce satirist and uncompromising realist, confronting readers in a bold, direct style that scorned false sentiment or hopes for heavenly reward.
By Jeffrey Brown
It's hard to go to a concert or show where people don't quickly pull out their phones. But some artists and performers have had enough. Jeffrey Brown reports on a startup that’s trying to dial back our phone use.
By Jennifer Hijazi
Poet Kazim Ali thinks the fluidity of traditions is an important part of understanding Ramadan.
By David Bauder, Associated Press
Netflix said the Obamas would make "a diverse mix of content," potentially including scripted and unscripted series, documentaries or features.
By Elizabeth Flock
Jay and Mark Duplass are known for making quirky, funny, empathetic films and television -- and almost always on their own terms. Here are three documentaries that influenced them.
New Journalism pioneer Tom Wolfe captured American culture in groundbreaking nonfiction like "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" and novels like "The Bonfire of the Vanities." Journalist Susan Orlean joins Judy Woodruff to remember Wolfe, who died Tuesday at the age…
By Elizabeth Flock
Journalist and author Susan Orlean said that Tom Wolfe work changed her life and convinced her to write nonfiction. “Because his style was so extreme, it suggested the most possibility," she said.
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