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Stop Asking Roger Waters About The New Pink Floyd Album
Leave him alone. He left the band in 1985.
Premiere: Stevie Nicks Reflects on ‘Hard Advice’ From Friend Tom Petty
“Hard Advice,” the single from the famed singer’s vault of old songs, finds Nicks recounting a formative conversation between her and Tom Petty
The Soothing Sounds of Bob Ross
Long after his death, a gentle man who painted kitsch landscapes on public television still gives millions of fans the tingles
How Lena Dunham Landed Her First New York Times Profile
The New York Times sent a reporter to cover a vegan dinner party Lena Dunham held in 2003. But why?
Anatomy of a Drink: Labu Kelapa Pouring Ribbons's New Cocktail Is Fall in a Glass
"I think I've done and had every iteration of the boozy pumpkin pie, and I'm tired of that specific flavor profile," Joaquín Simó says.
A Look Inside the ‘Closed Cities,' the Radioactive Ruins on Russia's Border With Kazakhstan
"Dust" by Nadav Kander explores the ruins of former Soviet nuclear testing facilities.
Annie Lennox is Red, Hot and Blue
Having traveled the world and the seven seas, Annie Lennox finds her roots in American blues and her passion in women’s causes everywhere
Is the Cassette Renaissance For Real?
The newly spawned Cassette Store Day promises to celebrate the humble, old cassette tape.
Ai Weiwei’s @Large Exhibit Opens at Alcatraz
Human rights and freedom of expression are the subject of the Chinese activist-artist’s site-specific exhibition in San Francisco’s infamous prison
Radiohead Frontman Thom Yorke Releases New Solo Album via BitTorrent
The Radiohead frontman is avoiding “cloud malarkey” by releasing his new solo record via a torrenting host
Michael Stipe Reflects on R.E.M.'s Most Divisive Album
R.E.M.'s 'Monster' is loud, ugly, and remarkably underrated. The band's singer looks back.
Behold, the World’s Top Vinyl Records Seller...Urban Outfitters?
Speaking to analysts, an executive from the uber-hip lifestyle retailer claimed it sells the most vinyl records
Exclusive Poll: What Britain Thinks of the Duchess of Cambridge
The full data of the poll showing Britain's changing attitudes to the monarchy in general, and the Duchess of Cambridge in particular
Mother of Columbine Shooter to Write About Guilt, Blame in Memoir
Susan Klebold to write about her son’s actions and her involvement in suicide prevention
Duchess of Cambridge Has 'a Bastard of a Job', Says Germaine Greer
Feminist thinker has launched an attack on the monarchy and the Duchess of Cambridge's expected role
20,000 Days, and One Intimate Evening, with Nick Cave
At a Manhattan premiere, the goth-rock god answered a flurry of questions and crooned on command.
Pink Floyd Reveals Details on First Album in 20 Years
“The Endless River” will be released November 10.
A Panel of Dads Reviews the New Tweedy Album
Is the band Tweedy, with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and son, really dad rock? We investigate.
From Flintstone to Twain to Gekko: The Best Suits in History
A man in a stylish suit has been an icon of what’s cool throughout history…and even pre-history
The Suit Is Back (If It Ever Really Went Away)
“The most successful and enduring fashion garment ever devised” stands up to time, trends—even basic cable
Colin Farrell to Star in 'True Detective' Season Two
The actor revealed the news in an interview with Ireland’s The Sunday World
Reality Is Awkward
Dan Hoyle wants you to put down your phone and talk to people—just not while he’s performing
U2 and Apple Are Working on a New Digital Music Format
The band wants to create a new music format that “will prove so irresistibly exciting to music fans that it will tempt them again into buying music.”
Feminist Video Game Critic Receives Bomb Threats at Award Ceremony
Anonymous gamers targeted Anita Sarkeesian, creator of a video series with feminist pop-culture criticism, after she won a gaming award
Jesus Was Crucified Because Disciples Were Armed, Bible Analysis Suggests
A new scholarly analysis suggests that Jesus was not strictly a pacifist.
No Man Is an Island, but This Woman Is
The Fogo Island Inn is an economic revolution masquerading as a five-star resort
Dead Man Chewing: A Pop-Up Restaurant Wants to Serve a Death Row Dinner
An East London restaurant intent on dishing out prisoners’ last meals might get the axe
Dear PR People Everywhere: I Am Not Your Savior
I wrote about receiving unmanageable degrees of PR pitches. Then I got deluged by PR people telling me they loved the article—and sending me more pitches.
A Bridge to Maher
The host of Real Time With Bill Maher has repeatedly told us the sky was falling, and the events of August have sort of proved him right
Long Live Longform
Serious reportage thrives on the Internet, defying dire predictions
Photos: Pamela Littky's 'Vacancy' Shows Stunning Images of Life in Death Valley
The Los Angeles-based photographer captures moments of intimacy and intrigue within small western communities
Grandmaster Flash vs. The Many Grandmas of Facebook
Grandmothers everywhere are accidentally tagging themselves as '80s hip-hop artist Grandmaster Flash on Facebook
'Christianity Under Attack!' Teen Faces Jail for Lewd Pose with Jesus Statue
Facebook post of simulated oral sex called a desecration by D.A.
Sex, Drugs, and Ronald Reagan: ‘This Is Our Youth’
Michael Cera, Tavi Gevinson, and Kieran Culkin go back to the eighties in their Broadway debuts, starring as privileged New York teenagers in Kenneth Lonergan’s This Is Our Youth.
Review: U2's Limp, Disappointing 'Songs of Innocence'
“Songs of Innocence” is the sound of a band fumbling to play catch up.
A Woman Named Isis Asks You to Stop Saying ISIS
“Monica had a last name, OJ had a last name. But I can’t escape.”
Exclusive: Herb Alpert Pays Tribute to Phil Everly
Herb Alpert isn’t slowing down yet.
Time Heels All Wounds
Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe, examines the seemingly endless fetish for this footwear.
Slavoj Žižek On 'Self Plagiarism' in The New York Times: What's the Big Deal?
'What's the big deal?' the Slovenian intellectual asks
I Replied to Every PR Email I Received for a Week
Every press release. Every event invite. Every media alert. Everything.
Feeling a Bit Iffy About ‘Abilify’
The editor of The Vocabula Review thinks the name of an antipsychotic drug is about to enter the popular lexicon in the style of “Xerox” and “Kleenex”
Study Says Marital Woes Hit Children of Rich Harder Than Poor
Parents’ separation can increase behavior problems for children—especially those 5 or younger—but mostly in high-income families
Osama bin Laden Memorabilia Doesn’t Belong in 9/11 Museum
The inclusion of a shirt worn by a Navy SEAL on the mission to kill bin Laden seems crass in a space for somber thought and prayer
Photos: Remembering Joan Rivers
A retrospective of the performer's storied life
Argentine Musician Gustavo Cerati Dies
Cerati and his band Soda Stereo shot to fame in the 1980s throughout Latin America and beyond.
Comic and TV Personality Joan Rivers Dies at 81
The quick-witted comedian had been admitted to the hospital after complications following a vocal chord procedure
The Great American Sandwich
Fry your bread in mayo and other tips on building a better BLT
The Top Five Hipster Hang-Outs on the Upper East Side
The Upper East Side is the coolest neighborhood in New York, proclaims The Daily Beast. Here’s our guide to the area's rising hipster locales.
Horton Hears a Residual Check
A new collection of lost Dr. Seuss stories brings back some of his most beloved characters
The Building on Pink Floyd’s ‘Animals’ Album Cover, Battersea Power Plant, Will Be Reconstructed
The classic London building will be transformed into luxury villas
Get a Job: Latest 'Sims' Is Believable, if Not Realistic
In the brave new version of 'The Sims' you can be Mother Teresa or Charles Manson but you still have to eat
Photos: Burning Man Comes to an End
The radical festival celebrates self-expression again with fire dancing and lysergic music
Joseph O’Neill’s latest novel, 'The Dog,' Falls to Poor Messaging
The shortcomings of Joseph O’Neill’s latest novel, "The Dog," mirror those of the Obama administration
Yuppies Are Killing the Dive Bar
As American cities become increasingly yuppified, the dank but illuminating dive bar threatens to become an extinct species
XKCD’s "What If?": The Best Bathroom Book You Can Buy
A former NASA scientist answers questions like how best to build a Lego bridge from London to New York.
Triple-Slam Shocker: Manhattan’s Trendiest New Restaurant Is...Denny’s?
Exploring the shiny, upscale Manhattan Denny’s on opening day