"The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year" (Henry Holt and Co.), by Andy Cohen
In his new book, "The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year," author Andy Cohen tries to explain to his rescue dog, Wacha, the luck of going from a West Virginia kill shelter to lunching at Jerry Seinfeld's estate in East Hampton, New York. Wacha may not get it, but we do. The talk-show host and man-about-town takes his beloved pooch and readers along for a joyride of endless parties, A-list interviews, decadent vacations and a little work in between.
A bow that shoots illuminated arrows its manufacturer says can fly up to 145 feet, and the “Catapencil” — a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher at its erasure end — are among an annual list of unsafe toys released Wednesday.
NBC has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development, the second outlet within a day to put off or abandon a Cosby project after another sexual assault allegation against the comic emerged.
Hundreds of people living in a drought-stricken California farm town could soon be taking their first hot shower in months after county officials set up portable facilities in a church parking lot.
A Utah woman says she encountered only brief resistance when she recently had her driver’s license photo taken while wearing a colander on her head as a religious statement.
Alice Lee, the sister of the famous “To Kill a Mockingbird” author and an influential Alabama lawyer and church leader in her own right, died Monday at age 103.
Foo Fighters, "Sonic Highways" (Roswell/RCA Records)
Twenty years into their career as one of the leading rock bands in the world, Foo Fighters continue to find ways to challenge both themselves and their listeners.
Various Artists, "Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes" (Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records)
The bottomless well of material from Bob Dylan just got deeper with the release of "Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes," an unqualified success.
"Revival" (Scribner), by Stephen King
Remember when Stephen King announced that he was retiring? That was more than a decade and at least six books ago, and he's done nothing but crank out best-sellers ever since.
Don't leave holiday entertainment to a roll of the dice
When your two sisters and their husbands, an uncle from out of state and 12 nieces and nephews arrive at your house this Thanksgiving, how are you planning to entertain them?
Pink Floyd, "The Endless River" (Columbia Records)
Never was an album more aptly named than "The Endless River," the new — and seemingly final — release from Pink Floyd. It flows unstoppably, and while some listeners may feel it meanders on too long, it's very easy to get swept along by it.
"Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace" (Riverhead Books), by Anne Lamott
Fans of author Anne Lamott know reading her work is like finding a favorite sweater from the depths of the closet on the first crisp fall day: warm, comforting, familiar and easy.
Damien Rice, "My Favourite Faded Fantasy" (Warner)
Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice says the creative process behind his third studio album "My Favourite Faded Fantasy" was so good that he occasionally didn't want it to end.
"The Homesman," surely, is about citizenship. It's a Western parable, told with handsome John Ford classicism, about how we care for our ill, our mad and our dead. Into the Western's traditional sweeping grandeur creep the discordant notes of Marco Beltrami's score.
The Smithsonian unveiled a plan Thursday to give museums and gardens along the south side of Washington’s National Mall a $2 billion face-lift, creating more welcoming entrances, improving connections between the museums and refurbishing the iconic Smithsonian Castle.