Identity: a Discovery

Amy Tan didn’t expect to be a best-selling author. “I sent two or three of my stories to the New Yorker, mostly to get that rejection letter that would signal to end that story and begin a new one,” she said. “I would pin that rejection letter on my bulletin board. I had a whole [...]

“Jerry! Jerry!”

His name is a chant, and his talk show is a hoot. He is one of the biggest faces in sensationalized daytime talk and a host to guests whose on-camera kerfuffles would make Spartacus proud. But he won’t be bringing any of those “Springer” moments to Northwest Arkansas, he says. Jerry Springer is once again [...]

Busted!

As it turns out, if a mouse crawls out of a hollowed-out dung ball, it will spook an African elephant walking nearby. Sometimes things are surprising and life can be a bit unpredictable, but for engineer and special effects artist Jamie Hyneman, that's half the fun. Co-host of the Discovery Channel show "Mythbusters," he says that [...]

Good Vibrations

Tommy Chong says a stoned audience is the worst audience to play to. And he would know. Over nearly 50 years in the business of hemped-up entertainment, he and comedy partner Richard "Cheech" Marin have performed all over the world, promoting a lifestyle that doesn't exactly make the audience particularly responsive. "It's hard to keep [...]

This is How They Roll

"Baby, you a song. You make me wanna roll my windows down." Country music fan or not, these opening lyrics lead many to break out singing "Cruise," a summer anthem released in 2012 by Florida Georgia Line, skyrocketing the young country duo to international fame. "It was life changing," says singer Brian Kelley. "It was [...]