In 2020, the world’s biggest band proved that it excels equally at massive spectacle and small-scale intimacy.
A selection of the most illuminating music to come out of a dark year, handpicked by our staffers
The Grammy-nominated pop septet’s newest single became the first Korean song to top the Billboard Hot 100—with virtually no radio play.
The English-language single’s massive success is a career milestone for the South Korean pop group—and a reflection of America’s entertainment market.
It won’t be in the French Alps.
The Korean supergroup’s devoted following and chart-topping success have won them comparisons to the Beatles. Why was I surprised to get swept up in their magic?
Three Atlantic writers discuss the HBO epic’s divisive series finale, which tries to break the wheel one last time.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “The Bells,” the bloody and fiery penultimate entry of the series.
Lisa Hanawalt, the cartoonist known for her work on BoJack Horseman, discusses making a new animated comedy about the bond between two young bird-women.
The much-awaited, epic Battle of Winterfell aired, and three Atlantic staffers discuss what its dramatic conclusion might mean for the show’s last episodes.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” the second episode of Season 8.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “Winterfell,” the first episode of Season 8.
Weeks ago, Super Typhoon Yutu devastated the Northern Mariana Islands, which are home to tens of thousands of Americans. Mainland outlets paid little attention.
The show’s fifth season shows how protecting abusive, famous men is a tangled and corrupting process that touches everyone.
A new graphic novel from the artist Lisa Hanawalt (BoJack Horseman) gives an old genre the kind of heroine it’s never seen before.
Four Atlantic staffers discuss the film’s particular power, and the movie moments they’re still thinking about.
The animated Netflix show’s two best episodes this year experimented with narrative to bring the private pain of its female characters to light.
The comic-book writer discusses working for Marvel, the loneliness of novel-writing, and why her epic-fantasy series is mostly populated by women and characters of color.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss "The Dragon and the Wolf," the Season 7 finale.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “Beyond the Wall,” the sixth episode of the seventh season.