What is it about the once virtually unknown song that inspires so many musicians to make it their own?
The fragile little adventurer can teach us something powerful about navigating obstacles with grace.
For the Jane Collective, organizing safe abortions in pre-Roe America didn’t just serve people in need—it also protected a more hopeful future.
Songs like “Running Up That Hill” stay in rotation not because of nostalgia but because they’re timeless.
Two recent books find, in the fluidity and endurance of marine life, respite from a world that expects conformity.
A good group biography details with curiosity the ways, trivial and tremendous, that humans influence one another.
Baz Luhrmann’s chaotic, maximalist approach works for one reason: The story of Elvis Presley should be a mess.
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Halftime, the Netflix documentary about the performer, posits that rebirth is essential for the modern celebrity—but it takes a hidden toll.
And what the AMC black comedy about a British obstetrician illuminates about women’s health
A new anthology about climate change acknowledges that we are both willing participants in and at the mercy of the systems that are destroying us.
Beyoncé and Drake are turning to house music to encourage listeners to let loose. But are we ready to submit?
A new book challenges the dominant narrative that malls are dying.
Spiderhead comes so close to making a classic “good vs. evil” story line feel new again.
The complexity of the human heart can be expressed in the arrangement of one’s books.
The notion of surrender is at the heart of Mike Hadreas’s carnal and sensual new album, Ugly Season.
Abbott Awaits makes the everyday aspects of parenting objects of tender observation.
Lightyear is the origin story that no one needed.
Some spectacular titles had the terrible luck of being released in early 2020. They still deserve our attention.
MTV turned music into spectacle. The app is doing the opposite.