His new novel tells an unsettling story of love between a machine and the girl she belongs to.
Adored guru and reviled provocateur, he dropped out of sight. Now the irresistible ordeal of modern cultural celebrity has brought him back.
Patricia Lockwood’s debut novel explores the mind, and heart, of an internet-addled protagonist.
Understanding America in the giant company’s shadow
For Britain’s leading postwar playwright, virtuosity and uncertainty go hand in hand.
The cause produced undaunted trailblazers, Black and white, who continued to pursue social reform.
Rebel historians chronicle a past that the Chinese Communist Party grows ever more intent on erasing.
What can hunter-gatherer societies teach us about work, time, and happiness?
In Inside Story, his final novel, the comic master delights, infuriates, and secures his legacy.
How the preeminent photographic record of the period excluded people of color from the nation’s self-image
Praised by W. H. Auden as neat and modest, she vowed to be passionate and radical instead.
How to talk about race in the classroom
Understanding the humanity, and the communities, that shaped the brilliant, troubled, selfish, generous, sincere radical
Adam Neumann is out of his WeWork job, but entrepreneurs will surely imitate him.
The president preferred Jesus’s teachings to his supernatural acts—and edited his copy of the New Testament accordingly.
On how we know—and how we learn—what to fear
The remarkable career of the Victorian athletic phenom Charlotte Dod—and the legacy that wasn’t
Her new novel, Jack, explores the loneliest character in her Gilead series and the legacy of race.
Could a marriage policy first pursued by the Catholic Church a millennium and a half ago explain what made the industrialized world so powerful—and so peculiar?
Is her focus on the personal out of step with the racial politics of our moment?