Without any of his key appointees confirmed by the Senate, the incoming president has turned to existing officials to help smooth the transition.
3 Hrs Ago
No modern Republican commander-in-chief has featured a poet at their swearing-in ceremony, and it appears neither will Trump.
6 Hrs Ago
Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education is right that animals sometimes menace schools, but her solution doesn’t seem to fit the problem.
7 Hrs Ago
In a bland and forgettable new film, Michael Keaton plays Ray Kroc, the cut-throat businessman behind the McDonald’s franchise.
The all-time great catcher, soon to be inducted into the sport’s Hall of Fame, embodies the qualities of his time—for better and for worse.
8 Hrs Ago
The headliner at Donald Trump’s inauguration co-wrote and starred in an abysmal 2008 vanity project that nonetheless presents an occasionally interesting self-portrait of red state America.
Jan 19, 2017 6:00AM ET
An extremely comprehensive guide to the ceremonies—and the festivities—of the United States’s 58th presidential inauguration
Jan 18, 2017 4:38PM ET
In his final press conference, the commander-in-chief reasserted his faith in progress and the American project.
Jan 18, 2017 3:26PM ET
From museums to Meryl Streep, the discussion around culture creators’ responses to Trump often misses the point.
Jan 18, 2017 3:18PM ET
Gregor Hens’s Nicotine describes a life spent chasing moments of heightened power.
Jan 18, 2017 2:02PM ET
The fantastic new film treats numbers as an instrument of meritocracy. It’s not alone in that.
Jan 18, 2017 1:02PM ET
Some Democrats, most notably Representative John Lewis, have labeled Donald Trump with the same epithet applied to his two immediate predecessors.
Jan 18, 2017 12:15PM ET
A mix of patriotic balladeers and apolitical acts will take the stage on Thursday and Friday.
Jan 18, 2017 11:41AM ET
Tulsi Gabbard, a Hawaii congresswoman, has a worldview that aligns closely with President-elect Trump’s.
Jan 17, 2017 3:23PM ET
In its fourth season the BBC show turned its main character into a superhero, and lost everything that made it special in the process.
Jan 17, 2017 2:52PM ET
Theresa May tries to explain.
Jan 17, 2017 2:35PM ET
The show, once hosted by Donald Trump and now hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger, manages to celebrate diversity and to mock it—both at the same time.
Jan 17, 2017 2:24PM ET
The film is poised to gross at least $100 million on a comparatively small budget—yet another reminder that audiences will pay to see diverse stories.
Jan 17, 2017 1:34PM ET
Ottessa Moshfegh, the author of the novel Eileen, opens up about coping with depression, how writing saved her life, and finding solace in an overlooked song.
Jan 17, 2017 1:12PM ET
The pundit was forced to decline a White House appointment after revelations that a book and a dissertation were rife with plagiarized passages.
Jan 17, 2017 10:56AM ET
Brit Marling discusses the folklore and real-life research that went into her trippy Netflix series.
Jan 16, 2017 6:21PM ET
The president-elect described NATO as “obsolete,” called the EU “basically a vehicle for Germany,” and said other countries would follow the UK's lead and leave the bloc.
Jan 16, 2017 8:00AM ET
Maren Ade’s nearly three-hour German film might sound like a tough sell—but it’s a remarkably unique work of 21st-century humor.
Jan 15, 2017 8:00AM ET
A new collection of essays and interviews breaks one of the biggest taboos of the literary world.
Jan 14, 2017 8:00AM ET
Highlights from seven days of reading about arts and entertainment
Jan 13, 2017 5:23PM ET
A roundup of our recent writing on arts and entertainment
Jan 13, 2017 5:04PM ET
The year-long inquiry uncovered “systemic” violations of Chicago residents’ civil rights.
Jan 13, 2017 4:04PM ET
Entertainment tycoon Philip Anschutz’s politics were never a secret. Why only now is there a billionaire-businessman backlash?
Jan 13, 2017 3:00PM ET
The new Masterpiece period drama, set to debut in America, tells a timely story about an unlikely female ruler.
Jan 13, 2017 12:10PM ET
Mike Mills’s film is an emotionally smart story about a 15-year-old boy who comes of age with the help of three offbeat women.