Get ready for tales about artists, scientists, and psychopaths.
The trope of the dysfunctional family is making its way from the small screen to the big.
From Tocqueville onward, observers have thought that informal organizations held America together. Are any of them left?
How The New York Times thinks about manipulating 'found video'
The Roosevelts transformed the United States—and made its leaders into stars.
An intriguing noir goes astray
Three novellas about family
In her memoir, Lena Dunham, the creator of Girls, opens a new chapter in her campaign of self-exposure.
For Marilynne Robinson, who has been called America’s George Eliot, loss and loneliness do not rule out solace.
He is 40. You are almost 17. You know his kiss is coming, that day in the classroom, but still it surprises you.
Data from learning software reveals that novels surge in popularity when they're turned into films.
When it comes to pot, the league's usual anti-drug arguments don't hold—and are harming players instead of protecting them.
Homer meets Preston Sturges meets bluegrass
The Wilco singer says Daniel Johnston epitomizes his mostly instinctual creative process.
Can a graphic novel really convey the complexities of America's most controversial assassination and the era that gave birth to it?
How have stories changed in the age of social media? The minds behind House of Cards, This American Life, and The Moth discuss.
Nonchalance about injuries is magical thinking.
Twenty-five years after it began, a brief history of the iconic public-service campaign
Raymond Chandler in a bowling alley
New accounts of child abuse from a football player have sparked a conversation about black fatherhood, but that just obscures the real issues here.
Twenty-five years later, the political message and musical innovation on Rhythm Nation 1814 is more significant than ever, though less appreciated than it should be.