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.
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.
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.
Jonathan Lethem takes us to the rural farmland of New Jersey in this excerpt from his new novel, "Dissident Gardens."
Acclaimed poet Nick Laird has a new collection, "Go Giants," from which he shares two selections.
Juan Gabriel Vasquez's new novel, "The Sound of Things Falling," sets a noirish investigation into a mysterious figure amid the darkness of Colombia's notorious drug trade.
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.
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'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.
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.