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.
Officials are trying a “nuclear option” to fix the culture of sexual assault within the elite sport. But can it actually work?
The backlash against the incoming congresswoman’s “very nice” outfit is both tedious and predictable.
The HBO adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s first Neapolitan novel is a strikingly faithful achievement.
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Caution, the singer’s first album in four years, is both silky and sharp.
The director Peter Farrelly’s film about transcending race is saved by bravura turns by Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali.
At Wednesday’s National Book Awards ceremony, the Chilean American novelist demystified the creative process with warm candor.
Chuck Lorre’s new Netflix series about an aging acting coach and his bereaved best friend is a curiously confused affair.
The Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave director has made an intelligent, crowd-pleasing heist film with a powerhouse ensemble led by Viola Davis.
Though its “chapters” are individually compelling, the Coen brothers’ Western anthology film is an ungainly whole.
Prior to the recent boom in movies about queer kids, their struggles played out in boundary-pushing indie films and entertaining sidekick roles.
Lee Chang-dong’s new film paints a deft and intimate portrait of a young generation beset by economic desperation.
John Wray describes how a wilderness survival guide taught him to face his fears while completing his most challenging book yet.
For years, deadly terrorist strikes in France were widely treated as isolated incidents. That changed forever in 2015.
The former first lady’s new memoir is notable for the revealing glimpses it offers into private moments of fear and frustration.
The Harry Potter author is pouring a wealth of ideas about her wizarding world into a mold that doesn’t have the space for it.
Despite the easing of taboos and the rise of hookup apps, Americans are in the midst of a sex recession.
The industry legend, who created beloved Marvel characters like the Fantastic Four and Spider-Man, died at the age of 95.
Stan Lee offered a powerful definition of the American idea in The Atlantic’s 150th-anniversary issue in November 2007.
During a time that finds Americans grappling anew with the horrors of normalized bigotry, the icon’s personal belongings have found a new home at the Smithsonian.
On his masterly sophomore album, NØIR, the St. Louis–born rapper incorporates gospel, R&B, and jazz influences with an inventive flourish.