Any writer with an interest in probing “American magic and dread”—to borrow a phrase from the novel—is probably in conversation with Don DeLillo, whether or not she knows it.
Doctors have their stories to tell about mental illness. But what about the stories we tell ourselves?
When writing across cultural divides flattens characters
How one photographer documented the aftermath of Colorado’s Marshall Fire
Does acting need to be grueling to be good?
Hanya Yanagihara’s new novel tweaks American history and traces the disorienting consequences.
A new cohort of directors, all women, is exploring the death wish that infuses the genre—and proposing visions of repair.
Patricia Lockwood’s debut novel explores the mind, and heart, of an internet-addled protagonist.
Politicians’ refusal to admit when hospitals are overwhelmed puts a terrible burden on health-care providers.
Her new novel, Jack, explores the loneliest character in her Gilead series and the legacy of race.
The energy therapy is now available in many hospitals. What its ascendance says about shifts in how American patients and doctors think about health care.
Ben Lerner, portraitist of talkative men, explores the roots of white male rage.
A remarkable novel, Lost Children Archive, and a work of history, The End of the Myth, reckon with a walled border.
Having lived a hard life, the late author refused to erase her female characters—or the brutality that deranges them.