Art & Culture

‘Mad Men’ Season 5 Starts March 25: New Poster Unveiled

Mad Men returns to the airwaves March 25 at 9pm (EST) on AMC in a special two-hour premiere, which many fans hope will make up for its prolonged absence. If you're a die-hard fan, you've probably even taken a peak at the series' official countdown timer. Now there's something else to stare at while you wait for the series premier: AMC has unveiled another official Mad Men Season 5 poster on the show's website.

Whitney Houston Songs: Sony Raises Prices 30 Minutes after Singer's Death

Whitney Houston, the celebrated pop music icon, died on Saturday at the age of 48. While many around the world mourned, Sony Music raised the price of Houston's greatest hits album titled Ultimate Collection on iTunes and Amazon. Sony Music raised the price of Houston's songs just 30 minutes after her death reports Guardian. The retail price was raised from about $8 (£4.99) to about $13 (£7.99), which automatically raised the price of digital sales on platforms such as iTunes.

Prince Charles leads Dickens 200th celebrations

Prince Charles led global celebrations on Tuesday marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, a titan of English literature whose vivid stories confronted the injustices of Victorian life.

Author traces roots of U.S. political conspiracy theories

Extremist political conspiracies such as birthers and truthers may be a dominant theme of post-9/11 America, but in a new book by Arthur Goldwag, he argues that modern conservative groups may be a product of history repeating itself.

Game of Thrones author posts excerpt from new book

Fans of novelist George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series are melting. The Game of Thrones author just released a previously unpublished sample chapter from the upcoming sixth installment, The Winds of Winter, on his Website.

The Drop debuts at top of best-sellers list

The Drop climbed to the top of the Publishers Weekly best-sellers list on Thursday.The list is compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide.

Author JK Rowling says spiteful UK press hounded her

Harry Potter author JK Rowling told a public inquiry into British media standards on Thursday she was forced to move house because of tabloid harassment and had been made to feel like a hostage in her home after she gave birth.