Actor Bill Hader shows off his drama schooling … Bergdorf’s Betty Halbreich dresses down America, while endorsing wearing hats on your face … Biographer Mark Whitaker reflects on Bill Cosby’s comedy and complicated identity … Alt-country musician MC Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger crafts a party playlist for introverts … Marlon James’ novel humanizes Bob Marley stalkers, and would-be assassins … Would you pay for a dinner reservation? Rico gets in (somehow) to L.A. hot-spot Bestia for some table talk … Smells and the City with The Paris Review’s Sadie Stein … The botched roll-out of the Vietnam draft lottery … Math for poets … And some ‘Pom Pom’ pop (pop).
A joke from poet and multimedia artist Matthea Harvey. Her new collection "If The Tabloids Are True What Are You?" is out now.
British artist Kate McLean creates maps of world cities based on how they smell, block to block.
In 1969, a draft lottery was instituted to send young American men to war. Due to an unfortunate glitch in the government's system, it turned out not to be as fair as they planned.
MC Taylor is half of the country-rock duo Hiss Golden Messenger, who just released their fifth album, "Lateness of Dancers." He offered us his party playlist... for introverts.
After eight years on "Saturday Night Live" and a resume of broad comedy flicks, actor Bill Hader takes a turn in a thoughtful indie drama, "The Skeleton Twins."
Jamaican-born writer Marlon James' novel, "A Brief History of Seven Killings," follows fictional characters who get involved in a real historical event: the 1976 attempted shooting of Bob Marley.
New apps allow restaurant customers to skip the wait for a table by paying a fee for hot reservations. But for those who'd rather skip those fees, phone calls and patience still work too.
For decades, Betty Halbreich has been the legendary 'personal shopper' at New York's Bergdorf Goodman, helping women - bold-face names and otherwise - to find a personal style that suits their bodies and soothes their anxieties.
Journalist Mark Whitaker formed an emotional connection to the comedy of Bill Cosby from a young age. Decades later, the result is "Cosby: His Life and Times," Whitaker's new biography of the influential comedian.
"Put Your Number in My Phone" is the first single from prolific indie musician Ariel Pink's upcoming album, "Pom Pom." The breezy retro-pop feel of the song conceals a bit of lyrical quirk.