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With “Vacationland,” Comic Liar John Hodgman Spills Truth

The onetime "Daily Show" player turns serious in a new collection of personal essays.

A Marathon, Not a Sprint: John Pollono’s “Stronger” Journey

Four and a half years ago, Boston was under siege when unknown assailants detonated two homemade bombs near the finish line of the Boston...

Sarah Goldhagen: How Built Forms Form Us

Goldhagen discusses the science of architecture's powerful effects on human beings.

5 Ways the Arts Show Us How to Hold Political Grudges

Holding political grudges against those a-holes in DC is your duty.

How Did “GoT” Get So Damned Popular? A Fan Explains.

The show abounds in families. Be it toxic or supportive, we all have them.

“After Andy”: When a Former London “It” Girl Went Warhol

In her memoir, Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni also tells tales of Pinter, Jagger and Lagerfeld.

The De Wolfe Questionnaire: Dramaturg Ilana M. Brownstein

"Citizenship and civic engagement are inextricable from the art I make."

For Medieval Scholars, “Game of Thrones” is Bittersweet

GoT has drawn new interest to medieval times while also furthering misconceptions.

3 Movements That Prove There is a Demand for More Diverse...

In recent years, there has been a call for more diverse characters in novels.

Summer Read: Hot-Blooded Saga of a New York Immigrant

Anna Fishbeyn's brash and impressive debut novel queries, "What price assimilation?"

► Sarah Gubbins Kindles a Dramedy of Desire with “I Love...

In this podcast, Sarah Gubbins discusses her bold new Amazon series "I Love Dick."

At JFK’s Centenary, Historian Steven Watts Views a Mixed Legacy

"JFK and the Masculine Mystique" looks at how extreme male energy branded the early 1960s.

The De Wolfe Questionnaire: Jennifer Stahl, Dance Magazine

The Editor in Chief of Dance Magazine on authors, family and changing to running shoes.

Dominic Dromgoole Goes “Globe”-trotting with Hamlet

A new book describes the mission to perform "Hamlet" in every country on earth.

► CFR Podcast Roundtable: Why We Need Books

A podcast with CFR writers on what we read, how we read and why books matter.

The de Wolfe Questionnaire: Caitlin Strokosch

The CEO of NPN/VAN talks about activists and artists, places by water and cellos.

The de Wolfe Questionnaire: Mara Walker

The Chief Operating Officer of Americans for the Arts on theater, courage and her family.

Gender Parity Is a Hot Topic Elsewhere, Too

An end-of-year round up of interesting gender parity stories around the web.

Breaking the Male Code: William Giraldi’s “The Hero’s Body”

As Trump nears the bully pulpit, Giraldi cracks the international code of the human male.

George W. Bush Has Ruined Art

A book of W's paintings is coming; don't artwash his miserable legacy.