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Stephen Colbert Gets Intimate with Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant

Stephen Colbert kids around with Robert Plant as he helps the Led Zeppelin frontman tuck his microphone pack into his pants.

What Richard Gere Learned From Playing a Homeless Man in New York

While filming his new movie “Time Out of Mind” on the streets of New York, Richard Gere disappeared into his character George, a homeless man struggling to navigate the city’s social welfare system and piece together his identity.

5 Things to Know About Nobel Winner Patrick Modiano

Your first response to this morning’s news, that the Nobel Prize in Literature was being awarded to Patrick Modiano, may have been, “Who?”

What Richard Gere Learned From Playing a Homeless Man in New York

What the actor experienced by playing a homeless man on the streets of New York.

A Translator Talks About the Challenges of Patrick Modiano’s Work

A professor of French who has translated Patrick Modiano's work talks about the the task's challenges.

‘The Walking Dead’: 5 Insights Into the New Season

'Walking Dead' executive producer dishes on the new season of AMC's hit zombie series.

Nobel Prize Spurs Demand for Translations of Patrick Modiano’s Books

While Patrick Modiano's work has been translated into 36 languages, editions in English can be hard to find. Now that the French author has won the 2014 Nobel Prize in literature, publishers are expected to turn out more translation...

The Nobel Prize for Glam Cameos Also Goes to Patrick Modiano

Patrick Modiano, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature Thursday, also had a career in cinema. Watch his scene in the 1997 film "Genealogies of a Crime" with Catherine Deneuve.

Tour the Surprisingly Not-Evil Home of ‘Orange is the New Black’s’ Fig

Alysia Reiner, who plays assistant warden Natalie Figueroa on "Orange is the New Black," is opening her Harlem Brownstone to the public this Saturday. The busy actress is also making her debut appearance in tonight's episode of the legal drama "How to Get Away with Murder."

Readers’ Reference: Some of Patrick Modiano’s Greatest Hits

For readers just getting to know Patrick Modiano's writing, or filling holes in their collections, here is a list of notable works from the 2014 Nobel laureate in literature.

Jon Stewart, Kristen Schaal Dissect the GOP’s New Ways of Appealing to Women Voters

Watch as "Daily Show" correspondent Kristen Schaal analyzes the coming midterm elections.

Nobel Prize in Literature: Bookmakers Hail A Dark Horse

Patrick Modiano’s win of the Nobel prize in literature was good news for the French author—and for U.K. handicapper Ladbrokes.

Read Three Excerpts from Nobel Prize Winner Patrick Modiano

Three excerpts from Patrick Modiano will give unfamiliar readers a basic introduction to the French author's work.

A Nobel Author’s Star Character: Paris

When the Nobel committee picked Patrick Modiano for its literature prize, it thrust the French author's profile and brought new attention to Paris, which is arguably the main character in much of his work.

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