All his life, Larry Kramer was a Cassandra in search of a Moses. He knew how to fight a plague, if only people would listen.
We need to remake the world we left behind. And we need to start with how we care for one another.
Do impulsive Twitter messages from the president count as formal policy action?
From Lauryn Hill to Cameron Post to Tara Westover, 2018 repeatedly asked the question, What does it mean to teach a person to surrender?
Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony before the Senate was a lesson in power—who wields it, and at whose expense.
What happens next would reveal little about the president, and much about American society.
The artist was unrivaled in her ability to shape her own work and image without bending to constraints.
What did Trump tell Putin in Helsinki? The answer doesn’t matter all that much.
Here are the Trump-Putin takes you probably haven’t read.
To commemorate the show’s first anniversary, we lift up above the fog of news and discuss what’s most important to remember at this moment.
Atlantic writers and editors discuss when to call out the president.
Google’s new AI communicates like a human. Why does that matter?
Entertainment has always been political. But what happens when the entertainment we consume feels like a litmus test for our beliefs?
Plus, what the platform reveals about the ingenuity of American racism.
After CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony, are U.S. legislators prepared to regulate the social network? Should they?
David Frum joins Matt, Jeff, and Kathy Gilsinan to discuss how American democracy has fared under President Trump.
Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed, and then America created a version of him that it could love.
In a society riven by party, class, and generational divides, do families stand a chance? Rebecca Rosen and Adrienne LaFrance join our hosts.
With industries concentrating and corporate influence growing, Derek Thompson joins us to debate the promise and perils of big business.
The power grab in China, the Iraq War fifteen years later, and the art of anticipating history, with James Fallows and Kathy Gilsinan.