David French’s culture picks include Amazon Prime as well as HBO Max hits, and a profoundly meaningful blockbuster art film.
Following nationwide protests, the Chinese government is undertaking a partial rollback of the zero-COVID policy, but the people there are far from free.
What was the point of an insurrection that, in the end, was about nothing?
Conor Friedersdorf on Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover and his hopes and fears for American freedom of expression
Opposing Trumpism is about more than rejecting one man.
In Moscow, Mar-a-Lago, and beyond, desperate men are mobilizing anyone they can to help them regain power.
The Afghan journalist Bushra Seddique on America, gratitude, and fried turkey
Americans have dodged some disasters over the past few years. Let’s not forget it.
Ukraine is winning, but at a high cost in reprisals on civilians.
Shirley Li’s culture picks include Barbarian, Elena Ferrante, and Pokémon Go
The fight to preserve American democracy continues.
Franklin Foer discusses what makes this year’s game so hard to watch—and what it says about the world in 2022.
It’s time to decide what kind of country we really are.
Clint Smith discusses how Germany remembers the Holocaust—and why the process of atonement in America must look different.
The president said that this election was about democracy, and the voters agreed.
The Atlantic writer has noticed that people are pretending Lydia Tár is a real person.
As Twitter descends into chaos and Meta sheds thousands of jobs, online sharing may be going the way of MySpace.
The long-awaited Republican reckoning has only just begun, says David Frum.
The American crisis isn’t over, but the midterms were a good sign.
Americans could learn something from the care that people of the U.S.S.R. took with a privilege they would hold only briefly.