Michelle Rosen

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Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Nonprofits

Knight fever: my favourite historical novels

I first read Katherine by Anya Seton when I was 13 – and it still works its magic on me<p>On Twitter recently, people were talking about historical novels, of which we have something of a glut right now. What were their favourites? <i>Wolf Hall</i> was mentioned, of course, and so were books by Dorothy …

Books

New Year, New List: Our Favorite Books

Remember how the Internet freaked out a couple years back about <i>Esquire</i> magazine’s list of books all men should read (and then last year <i>Lit Hub</i> …

Books

Beards, Why?

What facial hair says about personality and perception<p>Paul Ryan: House speaker, Wisconsinite, Republican standard-bearer, and now, lumber-sexual? In an Instagram post late last month, the congressman unveiled a spray of chestnut stubble across his face. “I’m the first Speaker to sport a beard in …

David Letterman shares all (even about the beard): “I don’t think I care that much about television anymore. I feel foolish for having been misguided by my own ego”

Dave gives a wide-ranging post-retirement interview yet to a small Montana literary journal. Here are highlights<p>David Letterman has a home in Montana, and for his most wide-ranging and personal interview since retiring from the "Late Show," he talks to one of his favorite Montana literary …

Make it now: the rise of the present tense in fiction

From Hilary Mantel and David Mitchell to Goldsmith’s prize winner Kevin Barry, more and more writers are adopting this way of storytelling to bring immediacy and intimacy to their work<p>It was something of a shock for the writer Kevin Barry to find he was working on a piece of historical fiction. …

Books

I Lost My Virginity to David Bowie

<i>In the early 1970s, the Sunset Strip was a magnet for rock stars: Bowie, Zeppelin, Iggy Pop, Mott the Hoople, The Who. They all hung out in the VIP</i> …

David Bowie

Stephen Colbert, Conan O'Brien, Larry Wilmore, and the Rest of the Late Night Crew Discuss Their Strengths

Comedy

25 Museums You Need to Visit in Your Lifetime

The breathtaking art collections (and striking architecture) are certainly worth the trip.<p>TripAdvisor recently released its list of the world's top 25 museums, a comprehensive ranking includes places from all corners of the world.

HR Meets Data: How Your Boss Will Monitor You To Create The Quantified Workplace

New employee trackers are letting companies tweak office layouts, policies, and org charts to get the most out of their workers. But at what cost?<p>Imagine if, a few years from now, you’re in a meeting. (Even in science fiction, we spend most of our time in meetings.) Everyone’s phones are on the …

The Workplace

James Bond, spy fiction and the decline of empire

In a week when Anthony Horowitz apologised for a remark about who could play James Bond and it was revealed that Frederick Forsyth worked for MI6, spy fiction’s close links to nation and empire become clear<p>There are few genres with a hold on the public imagination like spy fiction. This year …

Cold War

Late-night TV talk shows find a way to build buzz -- and ad dollars

The television landscape has completely transformed since Johnny Carson gave his final farewell on NBC's<p>"The Tonight Show"in 1992. But even in the age of streaming video and DVRs, late-night TV is getting more attention than it has seen in years.<p>Viewers are eagerly awaiting next month's debut …

Comedy

Disney announces creation of 'Star Wars' attractions

The happiest places on Earth are about to go to a galaxy far, far away.<p>Walt Disney (DIS) announced on Saturday the creation of two massive "Star Wars" expansions at both its Disneyland and Walt Disney World resorts.<p>The company's CEO, Bob Iger, revealed the plans at Disney's D23 Expo saying that the …

Walt Disney Company

Photo Storage Showdown: Google Photos vs. Apple iCloud vs. Amazon Prime vs. Dropbox vs. Flickr

Smartphone cameras have been a blessing, allowing us to capture the moment, any moment — nay, almost every moment — with just the tap of the screen. …

Good Night

David Letterman’s last weeks.<p>On May 7th, two weeks before the end of “Late Show with David Letterman,” on CBS, the host delivered one of his final lists, “Top Ten Surprising Facts About Sesame Street.” The entries, every one a harsh gem, riffed on a documentary about the actor who played Big Bird, …

Slate Magazine - Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryMe Me MeTube Justin Peters YouTubers processed the YouTube shooting the only way they could.<p>Trump Basically Just Said He Should Lose the …

David Letterman: CBS Had 'Good Reason to Fire Me' After My Sex Scandal

As his 33-year-long tenure on late night comes to a close, David Letterman is feeling reflective.<p>Though he was candid about his sex scandal when it …

David Letterman

Read This: David Letterman candidly looks back on his late night career

With CBS’ <i>Late Show</i> leaving the air on May 20 after a 23-year run, David Letterman has entered what could be termed the <i>King Lear</i> phase of his storied, …

Conan O'Brien: David Letterman disrupted the medium and that's what made him a legend

<i>As late night’s beloved curmudgeon prepares to throw his final pencil (after 33 years and 6,024 episodes), we asked his friends and guests to share</i> …

Conan O’Brien Wrote A Loving Tribute To David Letterman And His ‘Seismic’ Impact On Comedy

The tributes to David Letterman will come fast and furious as we approach his final show on May 20, and his late-night colleague — and <i>Late Night</i> successor — Conan O’Brien got the ball rolling today with a love letter in <i>Entertainment Weekly</i>. The letter focuses mainly on the impact Letterman’s brand …

Last Days Of Dave: Paying Homage To Letterman's Weird And Quirky Legacy

The off-beat funnyman retires this month after 33 years hosting late-night television. <i>Fresh Air's</i> David Bianculli says that David Letterman's humor "provided a new blueprint for the TV talk show."<p>Transcript<p>DAVE DAVIES, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. David Letterman is retiring May 20 after 33 years as a …

Comedy

Steve Martin preps David Letterman for retirement — and things get emotional

Martin welcomes Letterman to his new life, one that includes pill-popping and shower benches<p>With David Letterman's last day rapidly approaching, "The Late Show" continued its star-studded "goodbye" lineup with a "Letterman" favorite, Steve Martin. "When I heard you announce that you were retiring I …

22 Years of David Letterman's Late Show Guests

(YouTube link)<p>David Letterman is retiring later this month after 22 years of <i>The Late Show</i> on CBS. The show put together this tribute to Dave’s most …

What’s on TV This Week: ‘David Letterman: A Life on Television’

This week kicks off with Ray Romano taking a walk down memory lane Monday on CBS, when he hosts <i>David Letterman: A Life on Television</i>. The show takes …

Comedy

The End Of An Era: Looking Back On Letterman's Legacy

When David Letterman makes his last wisecrack as host of the "Late Show" on May 20th, he'll be concluding an accomplished 33-year career that …

David Letterman

Last Night Was A Reminder Of What We’re Losing Now That David Letterman Is Retiring

David Letterman welcomed President Obama onto his show last night. This wasn’t the first time, but, as you doubtlessly know, it will be the last time, thanks to Letterman’s decision to retire from late night television after 33 years.<p>Over the next two weeks, there will be a lot of talk about the …

5 paintings missing since WWII returning to Germany

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five paintings missing since World War II are being returned to collections in Germany at the behest of the heirs of their American …

Painting