A roundup of our recent writing on arts and entertainment
How American movies and TV shows help to explain the rise of Donald Trump—and the rebuke of Hillary Clinton
The film’s screenwriter talks about the movie’s geopolitical elements, creating an alien language, and the importance of communication.
Anxiety, grief, and disunity get an airing—and a small antidote—on the hip-hop act’s remarkable final album.
A reader personally identifies with a song that many Americans can relate to since Election Day: …
The comedian has long chafed against the bipartisan mandates of network TV. Now he’s taking sides.
The journalist who claimed to uncover the Italian novelist’s “true” identity violated a time-honored means of protecting creativity: copyright law.
In his most recent book, Alex Beam details the disintegration of Vladimir Nabokov and Edmund Wilson’s friendship.
Many Americans could have gone either way during the Revolution.
Her new novel, Swing Time, explores how dance can and can’t transcend racial barriers.
As the show move closer to its season-one finale, it’s intent on peeling back every layer of its reality.
One of the Atlantic readers in the TAD community started a thread on singer/songwriters: Those folks…
In the aftermath of the election, some Americans have taken solace in imagining the outgoing administration pranking the new one.
“We need to stay here and fight,” he told his audience on Sunday evening.
Kate McKinnon’s performance, and her post-election pledge not to give up, stood out—but so did the absence of Alec Baldwin from the show.
Leon Russell, the renowned singer/songwriter/pianist, died today at that age of 74. A group of Atlantic…
After my colleague Julie shared the poems that have helped her and some of our readers cope with…
Political science suggests the celebrities who supported Hillary Clinton appealed to her base but also emphasized wider divides.
The animal so many dote on is among the world’s most destructive predators.
From a reader in Laurel, Maryland (a town I coincidentally called home for four years during my childhood…
Highlights from seven days of reading about arts and entertainment