Don't make a scene. Look the other way. Social discomfort has long been used to maintain the status quo.
After years of hype, the young Japanese star has finally arrived stateside. For his new team, the pitcher-slugger is a source of pure potential.
Rian Johnson’s sensational Star Wars film recognizes that to keep an old franchise vital, you have to break its rules.
From a huge bread compendium to a history of fish, the year’s most delightful food manuals
Staff selections from a year of great TV
The animated Netflix show’s two best episodes this year experimented with narrative to bring the private pain of its female characters to light.
The first episode of the Streaming Wars is over. The rebels won. Now the empire strikes back.
The Atlantic looks back on the key film scenes of 2017, this time a moment in Darren Aronofsky’s metaphorical thriller.
Like its immediate predecessor, The Force Awakens, director Rian Johnson’s installment trades a little too much on nostalgia. But it does so with cleverness, verve, and depth.
The Cars, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe also made it in a less-than-forward-looking induction class.
The Atlantic looks back on the key film scenes of 2017, this time a moment in James Gray’s odyssey of expedition and failure in the Amazon rainforest.
Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber’s followers, and the One Direction diaspora succeeded with PG, easy-listening pop.
From The Keepers to National Treasure, The Deuce to The Handmaid’s Tale, new shows probed the institutionalized nature of sexual assault.
Top picks from a year of personal stories, protest songs, and escapism
Opening its 30th season, Axis has spent decades showing that performers with and without disabilities can make powerful work side by side.
The director of Darkest Hour talks about working with Gary Oldman and avoiding the typical pitfalls of a World War II biopic.
A new dynamic collection of short stories from Emily Fridlund revels in discomfort and disorientation.
A very short book excerpt
Kristen Roupenian’s viral New Yorker short story is not an essay—but many have seen it as one.
A Brooklyn artist gives a revealing tour of her dream home.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s selections, including The Shape of Water, The Post, and Lady Bird, set off an Oscar race with no clear frontrunner.
The new and returning series that stood out the most