NEW! Picture Imperfect
NEW! Obituary for William Shakespeare
Obituary for Elmore Leonard
Mom, Meet Dad. He Promises He's Not Going To Break The Kids.
A Tiger Mom Shares Her Secrets
The actor's new collection, "Palo Alto," shows promiseand an undeveloped obsession with youth and violence
Miss Universe and the death of the beauty pageant
Even as a gay man, I couldn't find joy or fun in last night's monument to wax figurines and Donald Trump.
Having kids made me a movie wuss
I always thought I'd be a rational father. But seeing a child in danger drives me over the edge.
My antidepressant gets harder to swallow
As studies shed doubt on certain psychiatric drugs, I wonder: Do I really need my little white pill?
The best "Christmas Carol" ever
Forget Patrick Stewart, Alastair Sim and (please!) Jim Carrey. Nobody gets Dickens like George C. Scott.
John Edwards' scorned confidant spills
"20/20" turns ex-aide Andrew Young's confessional into a hoary Victorian melodrama with a sex-tape finale.
National Endowment of the Arts show on Edgar Allan Poe.
Crying foul on Martina Navratilova
The tennis star's legal woes remind us that even gay icons have some growing up to do about same-sex marriage.
Gay marriage, so what?
Maybe I should be more grateful, but the California Supreme Court hasn't told me anything I don't already know.
Attention, all you memoir fabulists!
In light of recent scandals, we will now require arrest records and stool samples from all autobiographers. And can someone fact-check the Gospels?
What Mary Cheney should expect while she's expecting
Forget morning sickness and weight gain and get ready for nine months of right-wing hand-wringing and embarrassed silence.
Open the closets on Capitol Hill
Silence about gay politicians is a relic of an era when gayness meant secrecy and shame. It's a disservice to gay people, to voters, and to the politicians themselves.
Who is Louis Bayard?
I won on "Jeopardy." I lost on "Jeopardy." For consolation, I turned to the tart insights of 74-game champion and master-geek Ken Jennings.
Our inn had a guest book that should have been rated X.