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On Inside Amy Schumer,  the comic (here with Jon Glaser and Adrian Martinez)...
This interview was originally broadcast on June 25, 2013.One of Amy Schumer's comedy routines begins with the declaration, "I'm a little sluttier than the average bear. I really am."Degrees of...
In Under The Skin, Scarlett Johansson plays an alien who adopts an English a...
Every so often a high-toned arthouse director dips a toe into the horror genre and the results are uplifting: You realize vampires and space aliens are subjects too rich to be the sole property of...
Bintel Brief...
A Bintel Brief and The Harlem Hellfighters are two New York Stories. That's why I'm combining them in this review; not because — as some purists still think — they're lesser works of literature...
Kumail Nanjiani (from left) Martin Starr, Thomas Middleditch, Zach Woods and...
Mike Judge is no stranger to workplace comedy — back in 1999, he wrote and directed the cult classic Office Space, which poked fun at desk job-induced ennui in a 1990s software company.Now, more than...
What motivated Edward Snowden to leak NSA secrets? Bryan Burrough,  Suzanna ...
Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has revealed some of the group's most carefully guarded secrets.The reporting on the documents he leaked won a Pulitzer Prize for the...
Crime writer Giorgio Scerbanenco was born in Kiev in 1911, grew up in Rome a...
Although there's no rigid dividing line, fans of the crime genre generally fall into two camps. There are those who prefer stories which, after titillating us with dark transgressions, end by...
Carlotta Gall began reporting on Afghanistan in November 2001, just after th...
Carlotta Gall's new book opens in 2006, when undercover Pakistani intelligence agents punched her in the face, after breaking into her hotel room and confiscating her phone and computer.It's just one...
According to Dr. Martin Blaser, the overuse of antibiotics has contributed t...
There are lots of theories about why food allergies, asthma, celiac disease and intestinal disorders like Crohn's disease have been on the rise. Dr. Martin Blaser speculates that it may be connected...