Maxine Hong Kingston’s Genre-Defying Life and Work
The Asian-American literary pioneer, whose writing has paved the way for many immigrants’ stories, has one last big idea.
June 1, 2020
Lionel Shriver Is Looking for Trouble
The author’s contrarianism has made her famous, but fiction is what she believes changes minds.
May 25, 2020
Phoebe Bridgers’s Frank, Anxious Music
Her new album, “Punisher,” was crafted with foresight and intention, but the absurdity of the world in which it’s being released requires a certain amount of disengagement.
May 17, 2020
Igor Levit Is Like No Other Pianist
He’s a political activist. His repertory is vast. And, during Germany’s shutdown, he streamed more than fifty performances from home. It’s made him question what a concert can be.
May 11, 2020
Brittany Howard’s Transformation
On her way to becoming a solo artist, the lead singer of Alabama Shakes experimented with genre and figured out living without shame.
April 20, 2020
Fiona Apple’s Art of Radical Sensitivity
For years, the elusive singer-songwriter has been working, at home, on an album with a strikingly raw and percussive sound. But is she prepared to release it into the world?
March 16, 2020
Jordan Wolfson’s Edgelord Art
Can an artist who built a career on provocation survive a newly sensitive age?
March 9, 2020
How Stephen Miller Manipulates Donald Trump to Further His Immigration Obsession
Donald Trump’s senior adviser has been the true driving force behind this Administration’s racist agenda. How far will he go?
February 21, 2020
Yuval Noah Harari’s History of Everyone, Ever
His blockbuster “Sapiens” predicted the possible end of humankind. Now what?
February 10, 2020
James Corden’s Do-Over
The late-night TV host sees his job as a chance to spread joy.
January 27, 2020