Adam Serwer discusses the absurdity of the recent backlash to nonwhite casting in The Rings of Power, House of the Dragon, and other pop culture.
Ian Bogost on stick shifts, e-bikes, and what our transit says about who we are.
Amanda Mull discusses the HGTV-ification of America.
Ed Yong on what makes brain fog so unforgiving
The power of dramatic flair
“Vaccines are super important, but they can’t do this job alone.”
Sophie Gilbert on intimacy, Game of Thrones, American Pie, and more
“I think if we want people to genuinely own their mistakes, then you have to offer the possibility of redemption,” Helen Lewis says.
GOP presidential hopefuls have gotten a powerful reminder that their political future is inextricably linked to Donald Trump’s.
Xochitl Gonzalez talks about “old Brooklyn,” crime in New York City, and the gentrification of pizza.
Derek Thompson on inflation, unemployment, and America’s confounding economic outlook
The surprise defeat of a ballot measure may hold lessons for November and abortion access in other states.
Boosters are on the horizon, but cases are way up—and have been for months.
Several recent TV shows focused on Black characters share an obsession with “cash and glamour,” the historian Tanisha C. Ford writes. But they also feel out of step.
Nearly a month into Russia’s war on Ukraine, the city of Mariupol is holding strong against demands for its surrender. But the war’s costs are only mounting.
With Russia’s advance into Ukraine stalled, two writers make their cases for focusing on a Ukrainian victory.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has thrust America back into a main role on the world stage, complicating decades-old debates about the force wielded by the U.S.
As the battle for Kyiv rages, we turn to Washington, D.C. Hillary Rodham Clinton argues that a radicalized Republican Party has played right into Putin’s hands.
As the Delta variant spreads and offices delay their return plans, desk workers ask: Should we ever go back?
The instinct to forage for information can be dizzying—and not always useful.