The writer and critic has found a cult following with her podcast, You Must Remember This, unpacking the myths to show age-old stories and stars in a new light.
A recent book by Emmanuel Iduma expands what writing about the continent can be by paying extraordinary attention to the ebbs and flows of human connection.
His champions now span the ideological spectrum, but left and right miss the tensions in his views.
The immense popularity of operas such as Tosca or La Bohème has long rendered the composer suspect in high-minded circles—but opinion within the academy is catching up with audiences.
A graphic adaptation of the teenage Holocaust victim’s diary calls into question which avenues are best for retelling painful, complicated histories.
In her new book, Rebecca Traister invokes rage to unify women in a battle against men. But being mad can prove divisive, too.
In Barracoon, Zora Neale Hurston challenges the American public’s narrow view of the African continent, the transatlantic slave trade, and the diasporic cultures that came as a result of it.
As my family and my adopted country endured dramatic change, I learned to find solace in the kinds of written recipes I was taught to reject growing up.
A new book makes the case for the primacy of the female libido, and for a societal reckoning with that reality.
Sam Anderson’s ambitious new book about Oklahoma City reanimates a place that has too often been portrayed as simplistic.
In 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret, the author Craig Brown captures Queen Elizabeth’s younger sister perfectly.