Best known for his film "Capturing the Friedmans," Andrew Jarecki's new documentary mini-series for HBO, "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst," examines an unusual real estate scion who, while never convicted of any crime, remains a suspect in multiple unsolved deaths.
When Gabriel Frem opened his California restaurant Brand 158, he decided to try something unusual. He disallowed tipping at the establishment, in favor of higher hourly wages for employees. Since then, more restaurants have popped up around the country trying similar no-tipping experiments, making it a good moment to check in on how diners and workers are adapting to the practice.
Now in its second season, the award-winning "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl" is a web video series created by and starring Issa Rae, which has been viewed over twenty million times by adoring fans who identify with her quirky everygirl character's attempts to navigate love, work, and life. Ms. Rae's sensibility has now taken the form of a book of the same name, from which she reads us a passage.
Eddie Redmayne's star turn as physicist Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything" has changed, well, everything, for the English actor. He won a 'Best Actor' Golden Globe award for the performance, and now he is up for an Oscar.
The Swedish soul phenomenon spins a party playlist that'll melt all the ice off your house.
in 1957, the Wham-O Toy Company bought the rights to an invention which would become its most famous product, the Frisbee. You might say the invention was easy as pie. Or a piece of cake. Or both, really.
A new study suggests that even cockroaches come in introverted and extroverted varieties. Some are more shy, others are bold explorers. We kind of hate them all, either way.
Issa Rae shares a joke which combines art, culture, and food, so obviously we approve.
Music from Episode 290
Belle and Sebastian, the Scottish indie pop band who defined late-nineties twee, are back with their thirtweenth album.