Activists can succeed in China, as long as they follow the ever-changing rules for dissent.
Avengers: Endgame is the culmination of a new moviemaking concept disrupting cinema.
Cities are experimenting with nudging their citizens into environmental action.
Robert D. Kaplan’s “The Coming Anarchy” was a pessimistic masterpiece. But its bleak predictions didn’t all pan out.
The state’s stumbles show that even a 2020 win might not be enough for Democrats to make the policy changes they want.
Peng Liyuan is influential because of, not despite, the Chinese government’s misogyny.
Turns out, many people eat the same thing for lunch every day with pride.
Frank O’Hara’s poem “Ave Maria” exhorts belief in the unforeseen and uncontrollable.
The economic historian Adam Tooze sees the consequences of 2008 everywhere.
Conor Friedersdorf asks about the foreign actors targeting America’s public discourse.
A still-life photographer discusses her craft.
A historical briefing on the legacy of the Soviet withdrawal
The terror group’s about to lose its “state.” That doesn’t mean it’s defeated.
Bill Burns revisits NATO enlargement and other stories from a relationship gone bad.
Single-payer health-care plans seem foreign to many voters. House Democrats are aiming to change that.
Introducing The Masthead’s new monthly book club.
The Pakistan crisis gives the Indian prime minister the perfect chance to divide his opponents.
Leaving Neverland is only the beginning of a debate about the King of Pop’s legacy.
America has long blocked truce talks, says the historian Bruce Cumings. Now Trump might be getting out of the two Koreas’ way.
The tech giant’s withdrawal from New York has cities rethinking the risks of corporate partnerships.