Category Archives: On the Couch

By : March 4, 2015

Manage your time In Getting Results the Agile Way, author J.D. Meier introduces Agile Results®-a simple system for meaningful results! It’s a systematic way to achieve both short- and long-term Read More

By : February 28, 2015

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By : Josh Dickey February 27, 2015

LOS ANGELES — You are now free to talk about the Blade Runner sequel like it’s a real thing. And yes, Harrison Ford will be in it. Denis Villeneuve, who Read More

By : Danielle Wiener-Bronner and Abby Ohlheiser October 28, 2014

Space nerds across America sat down on Sunday to watch Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a long-anticipated reboot of a classic Carl Sagan series about the universe, this time starring astrophysicist Read More

By : October 28, 2014

Fifteen years ago, the American public was introduced to Marshall Mathers, Eminem, and Slim Shady, a triptych of manic personalities whose interests included raising hell, making enemies, and sticking nine-inch Read More

By : Justin Lancy October 27, 2014

On a cool, English Sunday afternoon, there was a crowd loitering on the sidewalks of this wealthy London neighborhood called St. John’s Wood. Some people were waiting to use the Read More

By : The Editors October 27, 2014

It’s perfect. It starts with Bart having a rotten day and ends after he’s joined the mob, inadvertently put a “hit” out on his principal, and gotten locked up and Read More

By : Jeffrey Goldberg October 15, 2014

In a very optimistic book published at a very pessimistic moment, Walter Isaacson explains how a group of oddballs and savants collaborated to create the world we live in today. Read More

By : Nicole Arce October 15, 2014

With 10 million subscribers a month, Spotify is the biggest music streaming service to beat. However, Apple, with its $593 billion market valuation and nearly 1 billion iTunes users, is Read More

By : Andrew Corsello October 11, 2014

Do you know this gentleman with the umbrella? Your wife sure does. He is Nicholas Sparks, and he has written seventeen mega-best-selling novels that have been made into nine films Read More

By : Diana Bruk October 10, 2014

Ray Liotta, your favorite neighborhood gangster, was on a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) today, and he fit right into the comically absurdist atmosphere. You can imagine him answering questions Read More

By : Mike Kaplan October 9, 2014

Stanley Kubrick believed that “filmmaking is an exercise in problem solving.” He meant that to include the distribution and marketing of his films as well as their production, and he Read More

By : October 7, 2014

Everyone’s got a book in them, right? Problem is, it’s likely to be an absolute turkey. Face facts, writing a runaway literary hit is incredibly hard, and doing it with Read More

By : October 7, 2014

Attempting to predict what life would be like far away in the future is no easy feat. But in 1932, Akdous Huxley achieved the damn near impossible: he created a Read More

By : Mike Vago October 7, 2014

Like the rest of America, HBO can’t get enough Tom Hanks. The network has already collaborated with the actor/producer on From The Earth To The Moon, Band Of Brothers, John Read More

By : Christopher Orr September 25, 2014

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Coen brothers’ debut, Blood Simple, I’m re-watching their 16 feature films and attempting to jot down observations on one per day, in Read More

By : Jon Palmer September 8, 2014

Fans of the legendary actor and comedian Robin Williams, who died Monday, turned a bench where Williams and Matt Damon shared a scene in the classic Boston movie “Good Will Read More

By : Martha P. Nochimson September 8, 2014

The main topic of conversation about The Sopranos, seven years after the series finale, is still whether Tony Soprano, mob boss of North Jersey, is dead or not. And series Read More

By : Kase Wickman August 20, 2014

ust like R-rated movies, this article and its images are not for kids. Proceed with caution. Let’s just face it: turning 17 is kind of a bummer. You’re still not Read More

By : Drew Toal August 20, 2014

While Nick Offerman’s Emersonian manual Paddle Your Own Canoe might appear to be the one-stop instructional screed for aspiring rugged individualists, there are plenty of other books out there that Read More

By : David Fear August 20, 2014

By the time we shuffle off this mortal coil, most of us will have seen hundreds, possibly thousands of movies—ones that make us laugh, ones that make us cry, ones Read More

By : Nick Catucci August 20, 2014

The fact that our music now lives in the cloud and streams on-demand confirms, as if any confirmation were needed, that manhood cannot be measured by the size of one’s Read More

By : CB Staff August 20, 2014

They were very clear about it from the very beginning— “Bring boots.” The farm west of London, near the town of Watlington, probably would have been muddy, anyway. It was Read More

By : Edward Mendelson August 20, 2014

Ernest Hemingway wrote the first letter in this collection when he was twenty-three, the last when he was twenty-six. In these three years, living mostly in Paris, he fathered his Read More

By : Adam Pliskin August 20, 2014

If Quentin Tarantino’s films are known for one thing, it’s their insanely graphic violence. This video only lends more credence to that fact. A Vimeo user, Jaume R. Lloret, put Read More

By : Adam Pliskin August 20, 2014

There have been a ton of touching tributes to Robin Williams since his passing, but this one might just be the most beautiful of them all. It’s a comprehensive video Read More

By : Michelle Jaworski August 18, 2014

We’re going to miss Stephen Colbert’s over-the-top character when he ends The Colbert Report at the end of the year, but as we found out, Stephen Colbert the person is Read More

By : Nico Lang August 6, 2014

When I told a friend that I was writing about whether Seinfeld is a “show about nothing,” I asked him what he thought the show’s real theme was. “If you Read More

By : Jeffrey Hayzlett August 4, 2014

Whether you’re on a plane traveling to your next meeting, taking vacation on the beach, or out on the prairie, there are five must-read books you need to bring with Read More

By : DAVID FRICKE July 22, 2014

Eric Clapton was fishing in the English countryside last summer when he got a text: Singer-guitarist-songwriter JJ Cale had died. “I just sat by the river,” Clapton recalls. “I heard Read More

By : James Joiner July 18, 2014

Tommy Ramone, founding drummer and final surviving original member of the Ramones, died yesterday at his home in New York after an unsuccessful battle with bile duct cancer. Originally recruited Read More

By : vigilantcitizen July 10, 2014

“Eyes Wide Shut” was promoted as a steamy, suspenseful movie starring the “It” couple of the day: Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. While the actors were prominently featured in the Read More

By : Spencer Althouse July 10, 2014

You probably SparkNoted these books before, but now’s your chance to read them. 1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald A love story within a love story. It takes Read More

By : Allen St. John, July 10, 2014

Twenty three minutes into Episode 514, entitled “Ozymandias” after a Shelley poem, Breaking Bad made television history. Except that most fans didn’t notice. They were instead ready to cry, scream, Read More

By : Sharon Knolle July 9, 2014

In honor of the 30th anniversary of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ we’ve unearthed 30 little-known facts about the beloved action-adventure movie. Diehard ‘Raiders’ fans already know that Tom Selleck, Read More

By : Lauren Martin July 9, 2014

As television continues on this upwards streak towards greatness, replacing movies with mini series and cable with Netflix, we’ve been introduced to a myriad of new social structures, including the Read More

By : Brett & Kate McKay July 9, 2014

Jazz. It’s the music that many men say they like, but don’t actually know anything about. Which is a shame for a whole host of reasons. For starters, jazz has Read More

By : Rose Pastore July 9, 2014

Earlier this month, we published John Steinbeck’s 1966 letter to the editor of Popular Science, in which the Nobel-prize winning author made the case for creating a NASA for the Read More

By : Jonathan Watts July 9, 2014

Alice Braga, actor I was just 18 when I got the phone call from director Fernando Meirelles. I was still in high school and had only appeared in a few Read More

By : priceonomics July 9, 2014

Over the past fouryears, the rock band Phish has generated over $120 million in ticket sales, handily surpassing more well known artists like Radiohead, The Black Keys, and One Direction. Read More

By : Conor Friedersdorf July 3, 2014

House of Cards, which recently released its second season on Netflix, is a series “intent on congratulating the viewer for being suspicious of politicians,” says TV critic Todd VanDerWerff, “but Read More

By : Matt Zoller Seitz July 3, 2014

Seinfeld, which debuted 25 years ago this summer, was one of the least likely hits in television history and one of the most significant. Though cable dramas usually take all Read More

By : Spencer Kornhaber, Christopher Orr, and Amy Sullivan July 3, 2014

So last week, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss killed off Oberyn Martell who, as played by Pedro Pascal, was among the most exceptional supporting characters on the show. This Read More

By : Tom Breihan July 3, 2014

When Apple announced that it was buying Beats Electronic for $3 billion, way more than the company was valued at, people were confused, and Apple’s stock price took a plunge. Read More