News and Features
Wendy Wasserstein’s 1989 play barely passes the Bechdel Test. Men act; Heidi reacts. What Lean-In feminist has time for that?
Hilary Mantel and Penelope Fitzgerald have saved historical fiction from a middlebrow wasteland.
In Eric Foner’s Gateway to Freedom, the Underground Railroad is a network of dignity and defiance.
Clouds of Sils Maria is prolonged debate about the passage of time and the ceaseless rivalry of generations.
“There is no such thing as not voting” is the faith that Darryl Pinckney grew up in.
The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi hopes his mock sitcom will make us laugh our way to becoming Halal in the Family.
On the war’s 50th anniversary, peace activists will be challenging the Pentagon’s whitewashed history.
We must rethink the post–Cold War security order.
Larry Sidentop re-imagines the origins of liberalism.