Here’s the speech that graduates need to hear.
“The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” is taking on new meaning during the coronavirus pandemic.
What makes Harrison Ford such a great cinematic sprinter, and why does Tom Cruise always pump his arms like that?
Boston’s most vulnerable citizens are experiencing a drastic reduction in places to eat, places to sit, places to use the bathroom, places to be safe, places to be.
James Parker reads a prayer for these trying times.
A pandemic that won’t last forever and ever, amen
A Brit learns to love Dunkin’, classic-rock radio, and the open road.
Before she died, Emily Hale donated love letters she had received from the author while his wife was ill. Now public, the writings reveal his quiet duplicity.
A poem for Tuesday
Instant replay is ruining sports.
A new book showcases a collection of photos that captures the band’s last concert in England—they were in their pomp, on their mission, and fully charged.
Fling wide the plastic curtain, take a breath, and step right in.
On the literary merits of presidential writing
A recent work by the late critic Clive James about his literary idol, Philip Larkin, artfully examines the complex poet’s canon.
The Spanish star Rosalía has made the harrowing music of Andalusia into a global phenomenon.
Your body begins to betray you. You have neither the vitality of youth nor the license of old age. But being over the hill has its pleasures.
Our staffers pick the most resonant and exciting music of the year.
The great gonzo journalist understood America’s fractured politics long before the rest of us did.
In his new memoir, Acid for the Children, the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist exhibits virtuosic vulnerability.
In His Dark Materials, now an HBO series, the author takes on organized religion. It’s not a fair fight.