The folks over at NPR are kicking off the weekend with a pop culture happy hour. Linda Holmes and others discuss the purpose of Twitter, Sundance’s new show The Returned and tips from funny ladies Lena Dunham and Mindy Kaling on confronting gender bias

The Michael J.Fox Show and The Crazy Ones are just two of the big star led shows this fall. Grantland’s Andy Greenwald explains why relying on star power doesn’t work out on the small screen, especially when nothing new is brought to the table.

Before you head out to see Art Spiegelman’s new exhibit at the Jewish Museum read Jed Perl’s bizarre take down of the "overhyped" artist on the New Republic.

The much anticipated Out of the Furnace will be Casey Affleck’s return to serious acting. The New York Times magazine’s Kevin Lincoln profiles the underrated actor and covers his career, fear of celebrity and the rediscovery of his love for the craft.

Kendrick Lamar may be the self-proclaimed king of New York, but Leonardo DiCaprio was once the party prince. New York magazine’s week of fame in 1998 comes to a close with this piece by Nancy Jo Sales on a young Leo that was even bigger than Jay Gatsby himself. It's amazing.