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David Letterman Honors Robin Williams: 'He Was Like a Hurricane'

David Letterman honored Robin Williams in a lengthy tribute on <i>The Late Show</i> Monday night, recalling his nearly 40-year friendship with the actor, …

Comedy

Science Fiction And Fantasy Books That Will Change Your Life This Fall

Science fiction and fantasy books are seriously going to blow your mind this fall. William Gibson returns to the future. Plus there are new books by …

Robin Williams: 'The Night Listener'

In the new film <i>The Night Listener</i>, Robin Williams stars as a late-night radio host who befriends a 14-year-old listener. The film, which co-stars Toni Collette and Rory Culkin, is a psychological thriller based on the novel by Armistead Maupin.<p>Williams began his career as a stand-up comic, but …

Robin Williams

Friends, fellow comedians react to Williams' death

ROBIN WILLIAMS THROUGH THE YEARS<p><b>(08-12) 11:00 PDT San Francisco</b> -- Friends and colleagues shared thoughts about Robin Williams, his work as a comedian and actor and his death.<p><b>Debi Durst, comedian</b><p>I first met him when I was doing improvisation with Spaghetti Jam- 1978-79 at the old Spaghetti Factory. …

A Visual Alphabet-Dictionary of Unusual Words

As a lover of language and words, especially obscure and endangered words, I was instantly besotted with Project Twins’ visual interpretations of unusual words, originally exhibited at the MadArt Gallery Dublin during DesignWeek 2011.<p>Some of the designs are available as prints in the Project Twins …

What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the internet

Technology has a lot to answer for: killing old businesses, destroying the middle class, Buzzfeed. Technology in the form of the internet is especially villainous, having been accused of everything from making us dumber (paywall) to aiding dictatorships. But Michael Harris, riffing on the …

Behavior

The Vanishing American Newsroom

One photographer's unrestricted look at a newspaper's struggle to survive.<p><b>"The Philadelphia Inquirer is my hometown paper," says photographer Will Steacy. "It is the paper my father worked for and the newsroom I grew up running around in."</b> But, like many newspapers, the Inquirer has been struggling …

Journalism

These are the African writers you should be reading right now

<b>(CNN) —</b> Take a moment and think of an African author. Have you got the name in mind? Keep it there for a minute.<p>In years gone by, chances are cultural icons like Nigerian literary giant Chinua Achebe or South African Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer might have popped straight into your head.<p>But …