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The Evolution of Bryan Cranston

For fans who know him only as Walter White on “Breaking Bad,” Bryan Cranston’s early on-screen appearances may come as a surprise. He’s played a philandering psychiatrist on “Matlock,” a bigoted roofer on “The X-Files,” and even Snizard on “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.”<p>In a Profile in this week’s …

'Rafael Nadal Is the Leonardo da Vinci of Tennis'

It’s usually Roger Federer who gets compared to intellectual heroes, but a remark by John McEnroe rightly appreciated that Nadal's best, most underrated weapon is his brain.<p>AP / Charles Krupa<p>Last night in New York, a former U.S. Open tennis champion dismantled an opponent 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 in the …

Labor Day Independent Films

In addition to the extraordinary “Drinking Buddies,” by Joe Swanberg, and “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” by David Lowery (which are also available via video on demand), two other independent films that opened in the last few weeks are among the worthiest films on screens now: “This Is Martin Bonner” …

Make this Drink to Celebrate National Rum Day

Today is National Rum Day, which for some reason is not yet a federal holiday. However, unlike Arbor Day or Grover Cleveland’s birthday, this is a …

Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney, Miles Davis: The Ultimate Supergroup That Never Happened

By Jon Wiederhorn<p>Back in the late '60s, a super group was bandied about that would have been bigger than the short-lived 1969 Blind Faith, the …

David Rakoff’s Heroic Couplets

You can make a novel out of just about anything these days: recipes, PowerPoint slides, e-mails, text messages. Still, not many novelists have turned to rhyming couplets. The novel is an expansive, necessarily flexible form. Couplets, by definition, are restrictive, far more so than other rhyme …

Ira Glass's Favorite Part of David Rakoff's Last Writings

The radio host accompanied his friend and collaborator to a dance-company show five months before his death in 2012—and inspired a passage in Rakoff's newly published book.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b><p>Doug McLean<p>When David …

What I've Learned: George Carlin

Comedian, 64, Venice, California<p><b>I was in my mother's belly</b> as she sat in the waiting room of the abortionist's office. Dr. Sunshine was his code name. I was fifty feet from the drainpipe, and she saw a painting on the wall that reminded her of her mother, who had recently died. She took that as a …

Free at Last: The Robert Redford Story

He's always been obsessed with the American way of winning and losing, the blessing also being the curse. It's the subject of much of his career and the substance of much of his life. PLUS: The Exclusive Never-Before-Seen Photos of Redford from 1959<p><i>Published in the April 2013 issue</i><p><b>The war is over,</b> …

The Hard Luck and Beautiful Life of Liam Neeson

Actor, ass-kicker, widower, philosophizer, big man, funny man, capable drinker of pinot noir: may we introduce to you, the man you've known for all these years<p><i>Originally published in the March issue</i><p><b>Liam Neeson and I</b> last spoke a week before I wrote this sentence. At that time, I asked him what he …

Q&A: Jeff Garlin on Getting Arrested, the Chicago Cubs, and the Future of Curb Your Enthusiasm

<b>Dealin' with Idiots</b> — Jeff Garlin's new movie, which he co-wrote, directs, and stars in, and which is out today — can be summed up with just one brilliantly painful line of dialogue. Kerri Kenney-Silver, who plays a mother in the film, tries to psych up her son for a youth baseball game by asking …

Drinking Beer and Playing Pinball with The Newsroom's John Gallagher Jr.

<b>John Gallagher Jr. isn't</b> quite as earnest as Jim Harper, the reporter he plays on Aaron Sorkin's HBO series <i>The Newsroom,</i> whose second season premieres this Sunday (although he did once serenade Aubrey Plaza with an acoustic guitar). He is also not as altruistic as his character in the excellent</i> …

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There are so many new designer drugs that governments can’t ban them fast enough

The good news is that fewer people are using heroin and cocaine, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime says, at least in the Western world. The bad news is that they’re finding all sorts of new, legal stuff to get high on.<p>While the use of many traditional drugs has waned, the UNODC writes in a new …

Regulation

Pink Floyd news :: Brain Damage - StormStudios talk about Syd Barrett film

The good people of StormStudios have just sent their latest email newsletter, and since Storm Thorgerson's very sad passing in April, have clearly …

A Rolling Stone Interview With Miles Davis

Miles spent his first week in New York -- and his first month's allowance -- trying to find Bird (Charlie Parker's nom d'Be-Bop).<p>� roomed with …

Miles Davis

Neil Young Vs. Joni Mitchell

It's definitely not nice, pitting two friends like Neil Young and Joni Mitchell against each other. But war is hell, and this month so is the …

A Watchmaking Renaissance Is Yielding the Most Complicated Timepieces Ever

• Author: Jonathon Keats. Jonathon Keats Design<br>• Date of Publication: 05.17.13. 05.17.13<br>• Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p><b>On December 25, 1969</b>, …

The awesome, original “Orange Is the New Black”

The Netflix show is explicitly about the consequences of breaking bad, but never glorifies it<p>Willa Paskin<p>July 12, 2013 12:00am (UTC)<p>“Orange Is the New Black,” Netflix’s hilarious, addictive, fantastic new series about the goings-on at a low-security women’s prison, is available in its entirety …

Errol Morris to Direct Thriller 'Holland, Michigan' – /Film

<i>Briefly:</i> <b>Errol Morris</b> is best known as a director of documentaries (<i>The Thin Blue Line</i>, <i>The Fog of War</i>, <i>Mr. Death</i>), though his efforts range from …

Peter Ludlow: Why Is Barrett Brown Facing 105 Years in Federal Prison?

Barrett Brown has spent 300 days in prison. His crime? Daring to investigate the highly secretive world of private intelligence and military …

Meanwhile, in the Beltway Bubble: D.C. Is Out of Step With America on Snowden

The former NSA contractor set This Town's teeth on edge, but most Americans think he exposed something worth exposing.<p>Reuters<p>He went to China to reveal closely held America secrets, had his passport revoked and a warrant issued for his arrest, fled to Russia with the aid of an accused sex offender, …

Why Is the Golden Age of TV So Dark?

A new book explains the link between the rise of antihero protaganists and the unprecedented abundance of great TV (and what Dick Cheney has to do with it).<p>HBO; AMC<p>Brett Martin has always been a magazine writer, not a TV critic. But after writing a behind-the-scenes companion to <i>The Sopranos</i> for HBO …