A roundup of our recent writing on arts and entertainment
When we asked our readers to tell us how they first encountered Austen, we got responses from all over the…
Even hardcore devotees disagree, though many acknowledge there’s something profoundly spiritual about catching waves—a feeling scientists attribute to the power of being in the water.
I used to adore the Pride and Prejudice author. But over the years I’ve grown more ambivalent toward her and the fervor for her work.
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Gillian Robespierre’s follow-up to the 2014 hit Obvious Child retains its star Jenny Slate, this time putting her at the center of a dysfunctional family.
Last week we asked readers to share: What’s your favorite Jane Austen-related adaptation? Or, if you prefer: What’s your least…
Two hundred years after the novelist’s death, people still bond over her works. Sometimes, costumes are involved.
On Flower Boy the rapper suggests he’s not straight—and struggles with a stigma he helped propagate.
Earlier today, The Atlantic debuted its flagship podcast, Radio Atlantic, along with its theme song: Julia Ward Howe’s iconic Civil-War…
The new 10-hour drama follows a Chicago financial adviser forced to move to Missouri to launder money for a cartel.
Among the many readers who answered our call for Jane Austen introduction stories, we heard from some whose early encounters…
Epic yet intimate, the director's new war film is boldly experimental and visually stunning.
Starting in the Victorian era, stage performers and writers have been subverting the novelist’s reputation as the go-to author for conventional, heterosexual love.
The Linkin Park singer, dead at 41, may have been the purest voice of angst on the radio this millennium.
In the early winter of 2006, I was living with my soon-to-be ex-boyfriend. We’d recently moved into a beautifully renovated…
This week at The Atlantic we’re marking the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death with a celebration of her life…
Luc Besson’s new sci-fi epic is a visual sensation that deserves to be seen on the biggest screen possible.
The jazz musician talks about putting the “pain and struggle” of American history into the patriotic classic published by The Atlantic in 1862.
As beloved as Shakespeare, she shaped a vision of personal flourishing that still feels thoroughly modern.
Her work has done more than any other author’s to influence what “happily ever after” means in culture.
Thirty years ago, with the help of a massive coffee table book, the American wedding theatrical complex was born.