Woody Allen Turns the Tables – and Cameras – on a Hollywood Bigwig

David Picker ran Hollywood studios like Paramount and United Artists, and in his new memoir,"Musts, Maybes, and Nevers: A Book About the Movies" he tells tales from fifty years of producing films. Here he shares a story about working with one particular creative talent, and how whatever Woody wants, Woody gets.

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Elizabeth Gilbert ‘Loves’ a Party

Elizabeth Gilbert, the woman who launched a thousand book clubs with her 2006 best-seller "Eat, Pray, Love," is back with a new novel, "The Signature of All Things," set in the world of nineteenth century elites.

Hulk Hogan May Have Healing Powers

Brad Neely created the cartoon series "China, IL." He tells us a story about one particularly famous voice actor in his cast - former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan.

Nick Laird Goes for Poetry

Acclaimed poet Nick Laird has a new collection, "Go Giants," from which he shares two selections.

Surviving an Earthquake with Trent Reznor

Kennedy rose to fame twenty years ago as a veejay on MTV, hosting music videos and interviewing celebrities, and always injecting her distinctive, brash personality. In this excerpt from her new memoir, she learns not to get stuck with a rock star in a natural disaster.

Cowboy Karaoke, from Boston

Rolling Stone magazine's Rob Sheffield flirts with karaoke disaster at a Mojave desert honky-tonk in this story from his new memoir, "Turn Around Bright Eyes."

David Gilbert and a Fateful Email

David Gilbert's new novel "& Sons" is already being lauded as a contender for one of the best books of 2013. Here, Gilbert reads a short excerpt, adapted from this poignant story.

Andrea Martin Gets Carjacked, Politely

After having her beloved red Mustang stolen from her, a police officer told Andrea Martin that one should never have a conversation with someone holding a gun. Here, the actress tells the story of what happened before that moment, and how her life changed because of it.