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Stop Trying to Make Pencils Happen, New York Times
Artisanal pencils are so hot right now.
'Tomorrowland': The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be
Damon Lindelof on why ‘Tomorrowland’ does away with dystopia
Ian Schrager: Businessman on the Leading Edge of Design
With his new Edition hotel in the MetLife clock tower, the Studio 54 co-founder strives for a new type of luxury.
How David Letterman Taught the World to Sing
The “Late Show” finale was Letterman at his best: sarcastic, weird, sentimental and subversive.
Janice Dickinson Sues Bill Cosby for Defamation
Dickinson said she was sexually assaulted by Cosby in 1982, after a dinner in Lake Tahoe.
A Short History of Bill Murray's Entrances on Letterman
Bill Murray has appeared on 'Late Night' more than 40 times during its three-decade run.
Delta Shoves 22 Memes Into Cringeworthy New Safety Video
We’d hoped the Harlem Shake was gone for good.
Revealed in the bin Laden Documents: The Declassified Al-Qaeda Job Application
The documents also include love letters, magazine articles and a number of Western books.
Nintendo Just Hired Bowser
Doug Bowser (no relation to Mario's evil nemesis) has just joined as VP of sales.
Rolling Stones to Play Songs From 'Sticky Fingers' in Los Angeles Club
The surprise concert was announced on Twitter.
$600,000 in Art Mysteriously Vanishes from Boston Public Library in Possible Inside Job
A Rembrandt etching and Albrecht Durer engraving are missing from the collection.
The Secret Formula for Writing Letterman Jokes
How writers used to get wisecracks read on the ‘Late Show,’ according to Ben Schwartz of ‘Parks and Rec.’
Thought Catalog’s Reckoning
Behind the scenes at the outrageously popular—and frequently outrageous—click factory.
Ban on Flat Shoes Causes Controversy and Backlash at Cannes
Several women were turned away from the screening of 'Carol' for wearing flat shoes.
László Krasznahorkai Wins Man Booker International Prize for Fiction
The prize goes out every other year to a living author whose work is widely available in English, whether written that way or translated.
Steve Rushin on How Not to Work for Letterman
Before the final "Late Show," the iconic sportswriter and Letterman fan recounts his disastrous almost-stint as a Top 10 writer.
Columbia Student Carries Mattress at Graduation
The mattress is part of a performance art project representing the "weight" of sexual violence.
Margaret Atwood Named First Contributor to 100-Year Literary Art Project
The Future Library project will collect a story a year until 2114, when they will all be published.
It's Baaaack: Poltergeist Reboot Revives 'Haunted' Franchise
The reboot of the notoriously cursed Poltergeist movie may fare no better than the original
Sharing ‘Don Quixote’ on Its 400th Birthday
“If you took Don Quixote out of Western civilization there would be a hole [as complete as] taking out the moon.”
What Happened on the 'Mad Men' Finale, According to Someone Who’s Never Watched 'Mad Men'
There was a Coke commercial and someone sang something.
Five Highlights from the Billboard Music Awards
If anything can go up against the "Mad Men" finale, it's Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" video.
First Trailer Released for Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs Film
“The musicians play the instruments. I play the orchestra. I sat in a garage and I invented the future.”
Taylor Swift Premieres 'Bad Blood' Video at Awards Show
Let's watch Taylor kick ass and take names.
Real Adman Behind Mad Men’s Final Frames Talks Coke
Did Don Draper create the “Buy the World a Coke” ad? Its real creator responds.
‘Twin Peaks’ Revival Gets David Lynch, and More Episodes
Showtime announced the director’s return and more hours of “Twin Peaks” than it had originally planned.
Dr Ruth Westheimer Keeps Talking About Sex
Dr. Ruth Westheimer has been talking about sex for almost four decades, and she has no intention of stopping anytime soon.
Singing the End of 'Mad Men'
What song will serve as the curtain closer for this legendary AMC series?
Killing Barred Owls to Keep Spotted Owls Breathing
The legacy of homesteading has created a curious kind of invasive species.
'Staying Up Late With Letterman': Our 1986 Profile
"Letterman's Stupid Pet Tricks are nothing to lose sleep over, but millions do." Our cover story from February 1986.