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25 Crowdsourced Covers For Literary Classics

A few months back, we wrote about a project called Recovering the Classics, which planned to crowdsource enticing new covers for 50 literary classics–great books like <i>A Tale of Two Cities</i>, <i>Grimm’s Fairy Tales</i>, <i>Frankenstein</i>, and <i>Pride and Prejudice</i>. By now, the masses have had time to file an incredible …

The 10 Best Movies by ‘Saturday Night Live’ Alumni

<i>Girl Most Likely</i> is Kristen Wiig’s follow-up to <i>Bridesmaids</i>, which crushed it with critics and audiences alike. It’s a hard act to follow for the …

The nine lives of Trent Reznor

The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena is swarming with cops. SWAT team helicopters circle, squad cars fill the parking lot and medical tents are on standby. But they're not here because of the anti-establishment rock star lurking in the basement; this venue is also the centre for the LAPD rapid …

Woody Allen: What I've Learned

Writer and Director, 77, New York City<p><i>Allen was photographed on June 3 at his office in Manhattan. His forty-eight picture as a director,</i> Blue Jasmine<i>, is now in theaters. Interviewed June 4, 2013</i><p><b>My two teenage girls</b> think of me as ancient. But I'm up before them and wake them to go to school.<p><b>What</b> …

Futurama ends with a proposal, a time crisis, and our many, many tears

<i>Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Wednesday, September 4. All times are Eastern.</i><p><b>TOP PICK<br>Futurama(Comedy Central, 10 p.m.):</b> And just like that, …

TV

Futurama's David X. Cohen on the trials and errors of love, comedy, and science

In 1999, <i>Futurama</i>, the <i>other</i> animated series created by Matt Groening, premièred on the Fox network amid a blaze of hype. But it soon became clear that …

Science Fiction

How the fuck are you still alive?: 12 weaselly TV characters who refuse to die

<b>1. Mickey Doyle, Boardwalk Empire</b><br>As far as mob henchmen go, Mickey Doyle is the pits. His jokes fall flat, his work ethic is near nonexistent, and …

Chris Rock: The ESQ+A

A conversation about LeBron, Obama, the Tea Party, the Oscars, Eddie Murphy, his new play, and fear<p><i>Originally published in the March 2011 issue</i><p><i>Nick & Toni's Café, Upper West Side, lunch, December 3, 2010.</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> <i>Is that your iPad?</i><p><b>CHRIS ROCK:</b> Why would you go anyplace without your iPad? This is …

The 9:10 to Crazyland

We find out what happens when George Clooney Googles George Clooney. And when A.J. Jacobs shows him 2 Girls 1 Cup.<p><b>He is in the backseat of a dark SUV</b> -- coffee in hand, dressed in black, hair sharply parted -- and is, for the first time in his life, reading his own Wikipedia entry.<p>George Timothy …

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 …

On the Red Couch with Lonely Planet Founder Tony Wheeler

Inside Flipboard / May 24, 2013<p><i>After completing his MBA from the London School of Business in 1972, Tony Wheeler and his wife Maureen decided to take</i> …

Bill Murray: The ESQ+A

The actor talks about inaccessibility and freedom, commitment and fatherhood. And Wes Anderson. And citrus fruit.<p><i>Published in the June/July 2012 issue</i><p><i>Friday, early evening in the basement of Murray's house in Charleston, South Carolina. Raab got into town around noon.</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> Your name came up …

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> …

Trivia: Jonah Hill Turned Down 'The Hangover' to Focus on Dramatic Acting – /Film

<b>Jonah Hill</b>‘s transition from comedy star to Academy Award-nominated dramatic actor has been so quick, he’s made it look almost easy. But as evidenced …

8 Things We Learned About ‘Freaks and Geeks’ Creator Turned Film Director Paul Feig’s Career in Comedy

8 Things We Learned About 'Freaks and Geeks' Creator Turned Film Director Paul Feig's Career in Comedy<p>Paul Feig seems to have occupied every corner …

Comedy

Just remember what many Tories thought of Nelson Mandela in the apartheid years

As the vigil continues outside the hospital, we don't know how close to the final freedom Nelson Mandela is. But after the strange denials that this …

Cargo Showdown: Which Crossover SUV Is Best for Hauling Your Stuff?

These machines are built for hauling, but which one is the best? We packed as much stuff into them as we could to find out.<p>As the sea of crossover vehicles becomes ever more crowded, it can be difficult to navigate those waters and figure out which size machine will best fit your needs. So we spend …

Honda CR-V

Japan to send robot astronaut into space

This Japanese robonaut is preparing to go where no robot has gone before: the International Space Station.<p>A talking robot that will accompany a <b>Japanese</b> astronaut in space this summer says the cosmic tour will be one giant leap for androids everywhere.<p>In a scene straight out of Star Wars, the …

Evan Goldberg: one male to bond them all

When it comes to movie comedies, we all – whether we like it or not – live in Judd Apatow's world now. Ever since his huge success over the last …