Whether or not Ye was forward-thinking, the musicians behind the Yeethoven project want to bring two very different genres together.
Political art that outlasts its times needs more than just a powerful message.
The genre’s sound, sentiments, and politics all aim for the same connection.
MacArthur “genius” award winner Carrie Mae Weems’s reflections on police violence ask the audience to understand that, yes, brutal violence is America.
In an interview with Katie Couric, the ousted FBI director excoriated Trump for undoing America’s norms—but let himself off the hook for slipping out of the FBI’s.
On the fear that too much processing power will make us cease to be human
One way to ward off bad actors could be more information sharing between social-media platforms, researchers, and governments.
Two 21-year-olds believe they have a way to bring consumers of unreliable news closer to objectivity.
The site’s head claims that the policy of not collecting personal information allows people to be “more true to themselves.”
An experimental composer proposes a new way to think about tradition versus progress.
The scientific debate around this question keeps raging, but one neuroscientist says we’re more alike than we think.
The Gold Star parent who made headlines at the Democratic National Convention offers advice on how citizens can “materially progress the American experiment.”
Senator Mark Warner says that the current economy isn’t working for many workers—and now is the time to fix it.
The Simpson-Bowles plan has been rejected at every turn. Why is it resurfacing now?
As discussion of removing Trump ripples through the political world, a legal scholar argues that impeachment is both an essentially American tool and widely misunderstood.
Culture can change the world, the art historian Sarah Lewis and the architect Michael Murphy argue, if it can get people to slow down.
Fareed Zakaria argues that the core of Donald Trump’s message in 2016 was, “your life sucks—it's because of Mexicans, Chinese people, and Muslims.”
An eminent historian explains why taking down Civil War statues doesn’t erase history—and why statues to slaveholding Founding Fathers aren’t next.
Gerard Baker thinks the president lies all the time, but insists that applying that appellation puts too high a burden on news organizations.
Lil Buck and Jon Boogz use their performances to get people to reconsider what movement can do.