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Q&A: Tunisia‘s Youssef Chahed on Building a Democracy That Endures

"Just six years ago, we were living under one man and his dictatorship. Now, you can do anything you want in Tunisia."

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Valerian‘s Half-Crazed Space Race

Fab French nutball director Luc Besson will try anything. But that doesn‘t mean he can get away with everything. In his gonzo science-fiction extravaganza Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets-adapted from the graphic-novel series Valrian et Laureline by Pierre Christin and illustrator Jean-Claude Mzires-he reaches for the stars and comes away with a

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Spider-Man, Ranked

The latest one is a thrill--and a hit. But how does it stack up against the rest?

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Amazon Tries to Complete F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s Unfinished Novel

The Last Tycoon, an unfinished novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald published in 1941, a year after his death, is a nervy piece of work. The draft jitters with desperation, as if Fitzgerald were trying to craft, sentence by sentence and aphorism by aphorism, a hit. The perspective shifts almost at random and the plot, about

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Bateman‘s Stab at High Drama

Jason Bateman is among the most recognizable TV stars of our time. His dry turn as the harried, dutiful scion to a family of petty crooks on Arrested Development, burnished by endless viewings on , hasn‘t held him back from trying to become something more than just another comic actor. More may not be more

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Her Food, Her Self

If you are what you eat, Eleanor Roosevelt was leftovers on toast. Culinary historian Laura Shapiro has memorialized one of the world‘s most celebrated cooks in Julia Child: A Life and dissected American food culture in two other works. In her latest, What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women the Food That Tells Their Stories,

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Do-Gooders In Gangland

Ryan Gattis‘ new novel, Safe, pits two narrators against each other-both of them bad guys trying to be good. Ricky Mendoza Jr., a.k.a. Ghost, a former addict who cracks safes for the DEA, has decided to go rogue in a ghetto Robin Hood plot to steal from gangsters to pay off mortgages of those in

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Mr. President, I Demand You Do Your Duty and Insult Me. Please?

A year ago mainstream journalists were insignificant-usurped by bloggers, tweeters, podcasters and selfies of women doing yoga. But now we‘re getting into personal feuds with the President, a distinction once reserved for dictators, political rivals, union leaders and Donald Trump. President Trump spends more time on journalism criticism than Columbia‘s graduate school. He‘s insulted journalists

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8 Questions With Al Gore

The Vice President turned climate-change activist talks about his new movie, disappointment with Donald Trump and escaping on his redneck yacht Why release An Inconvenient Sequel now? Ten years after the first movie seemed like an appropriate time to check in on what‘s changed-and as it turned out, a lot has changed. The climate-related extreme

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GOP Senators Make Last-Ditch Effort to Rescue Health Care Bill

(WASHINGTON) Republican senators are hunkering down in a last-ditch attempt to prevent their own divisions from pushing their health care bill to oblivion. Yet after a face-to-face lecture from President Donald Trump, around two dozen of them staged a nearly three-hour bargaining session Wednesday night to resolve disputes over repealing and replacing President Barack

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Exclusive: Read the Previously Undisclosed Plan to Counter Russian Hacking on Election Day

Including sending armed law enforcement agents to polling places

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O.J. Simpson Could Be Granted Parole Today. Watch His Hearing

He was sentenced to 33 years in prison in 2008

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Humans May Have Been In Australia About 20,000 Years Longer Than We Thought

‘People got here much earlier than we thought"

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O.J. Simpson Will Make a Plea for His Freedom at a Parole Hearing on Live TV

By most accounts, Simpson has a clean prison record and a good chance for release

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Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Enters a Crucial Showdown With His Foes

A 24-hour strike aims to show disapproval of plans to change the constitution

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Coming Soon to Stockholm Central Station: Trainy McTrainface

Sweden carries on the disrupted legacy of Boaty McBoatface

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‘Jet-Set‘ Monk Faces Child Sex Charges in Thailand After Being Extradited From the U.S.

The case is one of several morality scandals to shake the reputation of Thailand‘s Buddhist order

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Journalists Remain Shackled in Aung San Suu Kyi‘s Newly Democratic Myanmar

Three reporters were recently arrested under a draconian association law

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‘Cancer Doesn‘t Know What It‘s Up Against‘: Leaders React to John McCain‘s Diagnosis

"Give it hell, John."

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Lena Dunham Will Join Season 7 of American Horror Story

It‘s somewhat fitting that the politically outspoken actress is joining a season based around the2016 election

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Donald Trump‘s Photo Ops Have a Certain Boyish Glee

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President Trump Ends Covert Plan to Arm Syrian Rebels, Report Says

Russia had long pushed the U.S. to end the program

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The World‘s Plastic Waste Could Bury Manhattan Two Miles Deep

China makes the mostplastic, followed by Europe and North America.

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John McCain‘s Daughter: ‘Cancer May Afflict Him in Many Ways, But It Will Not Make Him Surrender‘

"He is the toughest person I know. The cruelest enemy could not break him"

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