The director Ryan Coogler's addition to the Marvel pantheon is a superb genre film—and quite a bit more.
Leggings and yoga gear are common sights at practice rinks. But in competition, gender-coded costumes still prevail.
Two Atlantic writers discuss the new album, Crooked Shadows, and how the band’s sound has evolved since its eight-year hiatus.
From Donald Trump to recent op-eds, the male perspective remains—stubbornly, perniciously—the default point of view.
A war story
In a memoir about her tenure at the helm of Vanity Fair, the legendary editor deftly crystallizes moments in social history.
Jamie Quatro's new novel offers deeply uncomfortable, but startlingly original, insights about human yearning.
Alex Ross Perry’s latest film stars Emily Browning as an Australian student who stirs up trouble among the Brooklyn yuppie set.
In an imaginative but understated event, South Korea used augmented reality and tactical diplomacy to paint a hopeful picture.
From the Mayan ballgame Pitz to ancient Greece’s bull-leaping, here’s a tour of the history of athletic games.
Another sequel so awful that it needs to be described in detail to be believed
Clint Eastwood’s new film casts the actual heroes of a foiled terrorist attack as themselves.
David Sims and Megan Garber join to discuss recent pop culture aimed at recasting reality.
The 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Games were star-studded and futuristic—and broadcast to U.S. audiences for the first time.
The 18-year-old American is already seen as the greatest athlete in the sport’s history—and he’s competing at his first Olympics in an especially talented field.
The studio’s big contract with the controversial filmmaker was a gamble on old-fashioned auteurism that isn’t paying off.
Fifty years ago in Grenoble, France, American figure skating’s modern era was born.
A new novel by Leni Zumas is both a compelling speculative work and a deeply considered analysis of what it means to live in a woman’s body.
A guide to some of the Games’ most exciting contenders—whether they’re making highly anticipated debuts or returns
The self-seriousness of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy and its imitators has finally given way to films that embrace the genre’s comic potential.
The first trailer for the Star Wars spinoff plays it safe—far from the sillier tone that reportedly got the movie’s original directors fired.
The Cleveland Indians will stop wearing the controversial logo on their uniforms next year. What’s next for Native American–inspired imagery and names in the sports world?