Forget Green Tea, There’s a New Weird Kit Kat Trend

Food fans have long known Japan gets the kookiest Kit Kats, but that country's latest Kit-Kraze goes beyond matcha, soy sauce or cherry variations. It's kind of a candy bar crossed with a Shrinky Dink. Just in time for Halloween, Rico and food writer Clarissa Wei cook some up.


Simon Rich on Spoiled Brats and Anxious Hamsters

Humorist Simon Rich has written stories, novels, and some of the funniest stuff in The New Yorker and on Saturday Night Live. He reads an excerpt from his new collection, "Spoiled Brats."


Jason Schwartzman Is More Likable Than He Thinks

Jason Schwartzman, known for his more lovable roles in projects like "Rushmore" and "Bored to Death," tackles the Philip Roth-inspired 'angry literary man' archetype in his newest film, "Listen Up Philip."


Rivers Cuomo’s Dramatic Pop Party

The band Weezer produced some of the hookiest rock hits of the Nineties and Aughties, and continue to inspire the devotion of legions of fans. Hot on the heels of their latest album "Everything Will Be Alright In the End," band-leader Rivers Cuomo spins us a dramatic party playlist that's all in the now.


Taylor Swift Moves Static

Taylor Swift has the pop star wattage to sell anything, it seems. Even eight seconds of static, released by glitch, which hit Number One on Canada's iTunes charts.


Kevin Morby’s “Ballad of Arlo Jones”

Kevin Morby's second solo album (following his work with bands Woods and The Babies) may be titled "Still Life," but the songs represent an musician on the move - both physically, as they were all written during a cycle of constant tour travel, and artistically.


A Life Lived with Common and Uncommon Scents

Mandy Aftel is a perfumer and explorer of smells across the world. Her new book is called "Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent" about the journey of following her nose.