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.
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
N. K. Jemisin’s Dream Worlds
The sci-fi writer’s inventive, intricate novels have defied convention and sold millions of copies.
January 20, 2020
William Barr, Trump’s Sword and Shield
The Attorney General’s mission to maximize executive power and protect the Presidency.
January 13, 2020
Scenes from the Life of Roz Chast
In the past four decades, the cartoonist has created a universe of spidery lines and nervous spaces, turning anxious truth-telling into an authoritative art.
December 23, 2019
How William Gibson Keeps His Science Fiction Real
Midway through his career, the inventor of “cyberspace” turned his attention to a strange new world: the present.
December 9, 2019