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The Birth of Eleanor Rigby
How The Beatles combined to write a song that didn’t mention love.
A 50-Year Trip: The 50th Anniversary of the Grateful Dead
The 'Fare Thee Well' concerts mark both the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead and their final performance together.
Comedian Anne Meara, of 'Stiller and Meara,' Dies at 85
Meara is remembered for her regular appearances on 'The Ed Sullivan Show,' as well as roles on TV shows such as 'Rhoda' and 'Sex and the City.'
Before Wieners Were $30: A Brief History of Hot Dog Carts
Hot dogs date back to the late 1800s.
A Video Tribute to Our Veterans on Memorial Day
Tony LoBianco reads a poem, “Just a Common Soldier,” to honor the soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen who have served our country.
Meet Boris Grebenshchikov, the Soviet Bob Dylan
A Q&A with the most important musician you’ve never heard of - but Russians have.
Tribute to the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia
Immediately after Jerry Garcia’s death in 1995, "Newsweek" wondered whether the band could survive without its intrepid leader.
Why ‘The Movie Version’ Should Be Forgiven
If you love the book, thank the studio doing a version of it no matter how bad.
'Beautiful Mind' Mathematician Perishes in Car Accident
John Nash, 86, and his wife Alicia, 82, were ejected from a taxi in New Jersey.
15 Must-See Events at BookCon 2015
Aziz Ansari, John Green, Mindy Kaling and Judy Blume all hold court during the books-meet-pop-culture weekend.
In 'The Subprimes,' the 99% Fights Back
In Karl Taro Greenfeld's new novel, Occupy Wall Street meets 'Grapes of Wrath,' with a splash of 'Looney Tunes.'
Return of the Polter-zeitgeist
As TV revisits an old haunting, look out once more for supernatural mayhem.
New Book Calls for Sexual Revolution in the Middle East
Women in Muslim countries are at the mercy of the misogyny of the state and of the street.
Photos: The Intense Psychedelia of the Grateful Dead’s Poster Art
The Grateful Dead’s poster art produced some of the decade’s essential icons.
The Rapper Jailed Simply for Singing
In California, musicians can be jailed for singing about gang-related shootings.
See What Your NYC Block Looked Like Decades Ago
Take a fascinatingly vivid digital tour of your grandparents' New York City.
The Say Lou Lou Sisters Can Control Your Dreams
With their debut album, "Lucid Dreaming," Miranda and Elektra Kilbey-Jansson want more than Scandipop stardom.
Playing in the Band: The Grateful Dead
Together, this pack of unconventional misfits formed the greatest improvisational band in American history.
No. 1 Stunner: Documentary 'Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle' Shows the Dangers of Tasers
Nick Berardini's documentary about Taser International gives an inside look at the dangers of the electronic control weapon.
High Turnout in Irish Gay Marriage Referendum
Voters are likely to favor the Yes side, seeking equality just two decades after the country decriminalized homosexuality.
'The Good Story' Explores the Commonalities Between Psychoanalysis and Fiction
Novelist JM Coetzee and clinical psychoanalyst Arabella Kurtz explore the nature of storytelling.
Boy Meets Lizard Girl in 'Spring'
A cerebral American falls for a mixture of sexpot, clever clogs and monster in a charming if unlikely romance.
A Guide to the Grateful Dead For Novices
In the wave of Grateful Dead publicity that followed Jerry Garcia’s death, Newsweek offered novices a definitive starter list.
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.