The writer and activist has found an audience-- and faced repeated backlash-- as she's talked about what it's like to grow up big in a body-obsessed culture. Her first book, just released this week, is called "Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman."
In the 1970s, John Doe, along with partners-in-crime Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom and DJ Bonebrake, formed X... which became one of the most important bands of the exploding L.A. punk scene. He writes about the era in "Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk" -- a collection also featuring chapters by Cervenka, Henry Rollins (Black Flag), Dave Alvin (The Blasters), and others. Today we overhear John tell about some of the era's highs, lows... and infernos.
Rico and Brendan joined Minnesota Public Radio to provide sage advice on how to have a successful New Year's Eve... and how to nap. MPR News summarized their tips in a tidy easy-to-remember list.
We’re sharing the extended cut of our interview with Steve Martin, just in time for his 4th-of-July bluegrass shows at The Hollywood Bowl. Steve discusses his musical life, his early days as a performer, and the connection between banjo & de Kooning. Enjoy!
Actor Jonah Hill earned his second Oscar nomination for his performance as a corrupt stockbroker in Martin Scorsese's over-the-top "The Wolf of Wall Street." He tells Rico about the moment he was tapped for the role… and about Stanley Kubrick's favorite film.
"Things you didn't know" from a few of our favorite Guests of Honor in 2013, including Daniel Radcliffe, Margaret Atwood, and Dan Savage.
We look back at some highlights of 2013 etiquette conversations, featuring Tim Gunn, Lars Ulrich, and other unlikely advice givers.
By this point, you're probably buried under recaps of 2013's major headlines. So here, in tiny digestible pieces, are all of the crazy news items that didn't make the front page, but probably helped you win your dinner parties...
Actor and comic Nick Kroll is best known for playing defense attorney Rodney Ruxin on FX’s “The League.” This Wednesday his new sketch comedy show “Kroll Show” premieres on Comedy Central; it features bits with signature Kroll characters like Bobby Bottlservice (one of the ‘Ed Hardy boys’) and flamboyant caterer Fabrice Fabrice. Today he tells us about the time when he got run out of Munich on a rail.
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