The death of a major character is a way to reset the table for a series in the modern era of quality television, opening up new storylines or new characters.
December 20, 2013 This summer, Angelina Jolie announced that she had both her breasts removed to reduce her risk of breast cancer. Her story got a lot of people talking. But they didn't necessarily learn more about the genetics of breast cancer risk.
December 20, 2013 Conversations are louder, fans are more powerful, and large entertainment brands are trying to figure out how to make money from love. Welcome to the Age of Enthusiasm.
December 19, 2013 Deconstructed salads and nachos go in hexagonal bowls that mimic the layout of the German board game with a cult following. Cookbook author Chris-Rachel Oseland says that the recipes are perfect for die-hard players with dietary restrictions.
December 19, 2013 Linguist Geoff Nunberg says he feels a little defensive about choosing "selfie" — a word that wears its ephemerality on its outstretched sleeve — as the word of 2013. But not only was this a year when we couldn't stop posting photos of ourselves online; we couldn't stop talking about it either.
December 18, 2013 What books that touch on topics of race would you recommend to a not-so-bookish teen? A reader asks us to share our suggestions.