The Life of Cameron Douglas, From Privilege to Prison and Back

She read parts of an earlier manuscript but did not know “the ultimate outcome” of the book, she said. “Why, should I be worried?” Even after being told that “Long Way Home” discussed intimate details of her marriage to Michael Douglas and its dissolution, Diandra Douglas expressed confidence that Cameron would strike the right tone. “As a human being, placing …

Hootie and the Blowfish will release a new album and go on tour next year

Yes, people used to do that! Never mind the jokes about the band name and their aggressively mainstream sound, because it’s hard to understate how much of a musical phenomenon the group was at its peak, with their signature catchy melodies and joyful harmonies. “Cracked Rear View” remains one of the highest-selling albums of all time, according to the Recording …

Kate Braverman, Who Wrote of Women on the Margins, Dies at 70

Reviewing the Kahlo book for NPR, the novelist Alan Cheuse said, “As with Kahlo herself, women are Braverman’s great subject, but she also riffs in remarkably beautiful passages on the nature of cities and on the effects of drugs.” She became a writing teacher at the U.C.L.A. Extension Writers’ Program and, in the 1990s, held workshops at her home. Her …

Startled Marmot and a Fox Lead the Way at Wildlife Photography Awards

Titled “The Moment,” the picture shows a Tibetan fox about to pounce on an almost comically startled-looking marmot. The image earned the Chinese photographer Yongqing Bao the wildlife photographer of the year award at the Natural History Museum in London. One of 19 photographs honored by the museum, the picture spread widely online after the awards were announced on Tuesday. …

The Victoria’s Secret fashion show is too boring to even argue about

And yet, the whole hour-long shindig was a bore. A snooze. A shrug. Oh, my Lord, it was dull. The executives at Victoria’s Secret may have found the perfect way to silence the many critics of its annual fashion show — by proving that it means absolutely nothing in the landscape of television entertainment. The models are still homogeneous in …

Tyra Banks’ ‘Life-Size 2’ is as absurd as you might expect. Here are the 21 most insane moments.

“Life-Size 2″ is ridiculous on a whole new level. The sequel follows Grace (Francia Raisa, “Grownish”), a 20-something CEO grudgingly running Marathon Toys, a company founded by her now-incarcerated mother. In a callback to the original, Marathon is the company that created the beloved Eve doll, which Grace haphazardly agrees to discontinue in an effort to keep her struggling company …

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo Share Booker Prize

Evaristo, an experimental writer who is well established in Britain but not widely known internationally, is a more surprising choice. In her eight works of fiction, Evaristo, who was born in London in 1959 to a white English mother and a Nigerian father, often explores the lives of members of the African diaspora. “Girl, Woman, Other” features a dozen characters, …