Pop is now as political as it was in the ’60s, the author Dorian Lynskey says.
After retiring from a virtually flawless career, the former shortstop embarked on a messy tenure as the CEO of the Miami Marlins.
The rapper’s attempts to troll Donald Trump come at the end of a year of political pop, some of it as clunky as his.
In the sci-fi anthology series’s fourth season, a unifying theme pulls the show together in unprecedented fashion.
A new play about the Calais migrant camp complicates the polarized narratives about the refugee crisis.
The Atlantic looks back on the key film scenes of 2017, this time a moment in Sean Baker’s must-see movie The Florida Project.
The Atlantic’s editors and writers share their favorite titles—new, classic, or somewhere in between—from a year of reading.
Steven Spielberg’s celebration of freedom of the press, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, is solid awards-season fare—but not much more.
Mars and Venus in the Workplace, reviewed
Alexander Payne’s satirical sci-fi comedy shrinks Matt Damon to five inches tall but can’t make him interesting in the process.
The shows that kept listeners refreshing their apps this year
Chef Jordan Kahn’s menu at Vespertine was inspired by the building’s architecture.
The film adaptation of R.J. Palacio’s bestselling novel downplays some painful truths about what it’s like to live with disfigurement.
An unlikely, controversial relationship didn’t seem so unlikely to a certain segment of Force Awakens viewers.
The Atlantic looks back on the key film scenes of 2017, this time a post-surgery moment in David Gordon Green’s inspirational biopic.
The National Book Award finalist Min Jin Lee on how the story of Joseph, and the idea that goodness can come from suffering, influences her work
With a theatrical adaptation opening in London, and a planned CBS revival helmed by Jordan Peele, what can the Rod Serling anthology series say about modern life?
Cuts from LCD Soundsystem, Jay-Z, and more
Forced to carry a heavier burden than ever this season, the 15-year NBA veteran is showing the basketball world he’s not yet finished adding to his game.
James Cameron’s epic 1997 disaster film is still remarkable for how it manages to finish on a high note.
Top picks from a surprisingly strong year for film
Unlike most entries in the Star Wars saga, Rian Johnson’s film actually explores the systemic oppression the Resistance is fighting against—and the movie is all the more fascinating for it.