Emilia Clarke, of “Game of Thrones,” on Surviving Two Life-Threatening Aneurysms
I had just finished filming Season 1 of “Game of Thrones.” Then I was struck with the first of two aneurysms.
The Reckoning of Morris Dees and the Southern Poverty Law Center
The work at the S.P.L.C. could be meaningful and gratifying. But it was hard, for many of us there, not to feel like we’d become pawns in what was, in many respects, a highly profitable scam.
Review: Jordan Peele’s “Us” Is a Colossal Cinematic Achievement
In a work of directorial virtuosity, Peele invests every moment, twist, and detail with graphic, psychological resonance.
Trump’s Potty Obsession, and the Streets of San Francisco
San Francisco is the progressive city where our ultra-modern, post-biological future is being invented. Why, then, does it look so much like our idea of the past?
It’s Mueller Time
The special counsel’s report is in, and other investigations are accelerating. And yet it is impossible to imagine the President changing his behavior, much less giving up his office.
Jacinda Ardern Has Rewritten the Script for How a Nation Grieves After a Terrorist Attack
New Zealand’s Prime Minister immediately showed that she had no time for the perpetrator of the mosque shootings and instead focussed the nation’s attention on what had been lost.
The Roots of Jacinda Ardern’s Extraordinary Leadership of New Zealand After the Christchurch Terrorist Attack
From the beginning of her time in office, the Prime Minister has emphasized an outward-looking vision of New Zealand.
There’s No Good Reason for a New Yorker to Go to Hudson Yards
The twenty-five-billion-dollar development is designed so that its residents never have to leave. Yes, the rest of us can visit, but why would we?
Stepping Into the Uncanny, Unsettling World of Shen Yun
Israelis vs. Jews: An Issue in Netanyahu’s Campaign—and for the AIPAC Conference
Netanyahu has been foisting on American Jews a version of Jewish solidarity, and of statehood, that is far from the version that Israel’s founders conceived, or that many secular Israelis want to live in.
Affect Theory and the New Age of Anxiety
The 2020 Presidential Hopefuls and the Politics of Consensus
The American political divide rests between a significant majority of the American population and a conservative minority that is both disproportionately empowered by our political institutions and incorrigibly opposed to Democratic policies.
A Suspense Novelist’s Trail of Deceptions
Pauline Kael Reviews “The Godfather”
The Family That Built an Empire of Pain
The Sackler family’s ruthless promotion of opioids generated billions of dollars—and millions of addicts.
Fashionable Outfits for Working from Home
How “Sesame Street” Defined a Generation
The Weekly Crossword: Monday, March 18, 2019
How Sly Stone Got Married
My Father’s Stack of Books
The Making of the Fox News White House
The Chaotic Triumph of Arron Banks, the “Bad Boy of Brexit”
Alex Gibney’s “The Inventor,” Reviewed: The Vexing Inscrutability of Elizabeth Holmes
The documentary shows that the real Holmes remains vexingly sphinxlike, no better understood today than when she was in the depths of her deception.
The Challenges and Opportunities Facing Joe Biden
Though the former Vice-President is doing well in early opinion polls, if he intends to run for the Presidency in 2020, he needs to jump in and start making the case for himself.
“To Live in the World, and Not to Hide”: An Interview with Janet Mock
The writer, television presenter, and activist speaks candidly about her youth, the challenges of reporting on her own life, and her struggle to find freedom in her body.
The Instagram of Sisyphus
“Us” and “Roll Red Roll,” Reviewed
The Personal Toll of Whistle-Blowing
“It was a terrible kiss, shockingly bad; Margot had trouble believing that a grown man could possibly be so bad at kissing.”