Editor's note: The following is excerpted from the new book Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons by Michael Witwer.
As an ad executive in the 1980s and '90s, Donny Deutsch created daring campaigns, delivered provocative quotes to journalists on demand and never met a TV camera he didn't like.
When Sarah Hay, a soloist with the Semperoper Ballet in Dresden, Germany, got an email asking her to audition for a new TV series about dancing, she assumed it was a reality show and was apprehensive.
It was the tweet heard around the sex-worker world. At 6:12 p.m. on Oct. 29, Margaret Cho, the 46-year-old comedian, disturbed the Twittersphere with an economical 109 characters: "Sex work is simply work. For me it was honest work. I was a sex worker when I was young. It was hard but well paid. There's no shame in …
Halloween is over, but for those who care about pop culture, there's something spooky in the air. Dead franchises are coming back to life, sometimes only to suffer gruesome deaths.
Technological change, as we know very well, tends to provoke linguistic and cultural change, too. It's the reason why, several times a year, dictionaries trumpet the addition of new and typically very trendy words.
The ad campaign for CBS' Supergirl, which premieres tonight, quotes some of what the nation's TV critics have already said about the show — including a top-of-the-skyscraper cheer from yours truly: "Let's hear it for Supergirl!"
Many seismic events have shaken the world in the past 30 years — the fall of Communism, the rise of Clintons and Bushes, the invention of the iPhone, the realization that suspenders are a bad look for anyone under the age of 70.
NEW YORK — Tracy Morgan returned to a familiar stage, hosting "Saturday Night Live" in his first appearance on the show since a vehicle crash that left him in a coma.
LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors have charged John Stamos with driving under the influence of drugs after his arrest earlier this year in Beverly Hills.