Michael Cunningham explains, in the first of a two-part piece for The New Yorker, what really happened this year when the Pulitzer Prize Board failed to award a prize for fiction.
David Hudson collects a few remembrances of Isuzu Yamada.
Michael Sragow calls up Robert Towne on the occasion of Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps coming to Blu-ray from the Criterion Collection.
Jerry Seinfeld on why “Who’s on First?” worked.
The Fifty Shades of Grey movie will look like a funeral procession.
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Frank Ocean absolutely destroyed it on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
How would John Roberts rule on gay-marriage cases?
Cookie Monster parodies Carly Rae Jepsen’s song “Call Me Maybe”:
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