A Critic at Large The Contested Legacy of Atticus Finch
Harper Lee’s beloved father figure became a talking point during the Kavanaugh hearings and is now coming to Broadway. Is he still a hero?
by Casey Cep
Reflections How Extreme Weather Is Shrinking the Planet
With wildfires, heat waves, and rising sea levels, large tracts of the earth are at risk of becoming uninhabitable. But the fossil-fuel industry continues its assault on the facts.
by Bill McKibben
Annals of Education The Rise and Fall of Affirmative Action
With a lawsuit against Harvard, Asian-American activists have formed an alliance with a white conservative to change higher education.
by Hua Hsu