When Kanye West and Shania Twain express admiration for the president’s communication style, they forget what’s at stake.
Pro football tends to prefer signal-callers who fit a certain mold. But a few draft prospects stand to push the league further outside its comfort zone.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “Journey Into Night,” the Season 2 premiere.
A very short book excerpt
The HBO show returns with multiple story threads to unravel and decipher.
The peppy mixed messaging of I Feel Pretty is only the latest reminder: American culture doesn’t fully know what it’s talking about when it talks about attractiveness.
Jazz violinist Regina Carter explains how the jury considered the first rap, and pop, album to win the prestigious honor.
On the show, men cry, embrace empathy, and are open of heart. Why one writer wishes he’d been able to watch it as a kid.
The new Amy Schumer vehicle tries to be a feminist fable—and fails badly.
Maynard James Keenan’s second-most-influential band is back after 14 years to elegantly vent about iPhones and plastic surgery.
Lucrecia Martel’s first narrative film in nine years follows an 18th-century Spanish official in charge of a remote South American colony.
As the political soap nears its end, it’s worth recalling the hour that embodied both the show’s early promise and unfortunate excesses.
Meg Wolitzer’s novel is a timely, dynamic examination of women and power that male readers and gatekeepers should take seriously.
Floyd Landis, a former teammate of the cyclist’s, just won more than $1 million in a legal case against Armstrong. Here are his thoughts on the suit, cycling, and his onetime rival.
William Friedkin’s new documentary, The Devil and Father Amorth, sees the director film a real-life exorcism while considering the legacy of his horror classic.
A new, two-part play in London affirms the importance of connecting with the cultural past.
A new show takes some artistic liberties in telling the story of the country’s massive, ongoing corruption probe. Is it undermining democracy in the process?
The best Saturday Night Live sketch in ages was a bizarre Les Misérables homage that recalled the show’s glory days.
The first non-classical, non-jazz winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music needs the accolade less than the accolade needs him.
Botany is seeing a mini-revival as a plot device, adding a transgressive edge to recent films like Phantom Thread and Annihilation.
The pop star’s dazzling Coachella set further honed her career-long fascination with democratizing messages through mass movement.