January 20, 2020
Dept. of Wormholes
A Tale of Two Harveys
Stranger than fiction! One of Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers represented a man who, in 1993, kidnapped another Harvey Weinstein and kept him captive for twelve days in a pit next to the West Side Highway.
by Bruce Handy
January 13, 2020
by John McPhee
January 6, 2020
The Current Cinema
Greta Gerwig’s Raw, Startling “Little Women”
What emerges from Gerwig’s adaptation is a strong sense that indignation is not just the natural lot of women but their rousing right.
by Anthony Lane
December 30, 2019
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.
by Adam Gopnik
December 16, 2019
Letter from Moscow
The Kremlin’s Creative Director
How the television producer Konstantin Ernst went from discerning auteur to Putin’s unofficial minister of propaganda.
by Joshua Yaffa
December 9, 2019
Blood and Soil in Narendra Modi’s India
The Prime Minister’s Hindu-nationalist government has cast two hundred million Muslims as internal enemies.
by Dexter Filkins
December 2, 2019
Annals of Justice
Prepping for Parole
A group of volunteers is helping incarcerated people negotiate a system that is all but broken.
by Jennifer Gonnerman
November 25, 2019
Annals of Gastronomy
Can Babies Learn to Love Vegetables?
No diet has been more obsessively studied, more fiercely controlled, or more anxiously stage-managed than baby food. Yet we still get it wrong.
by Burkhard Bilger
November 18, 2019
Is the Supreme Court’s Fate in Elena Kagan’s Hands?
She’s not a liberal icon like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but, through her powers of persuasion, she’s the key Justice holding back the Court’s rightward shift.
by Margaret Talbot
November 11, 2019
When America Tried to Deport Its Radicals
A hundred years ago, the Palmer Raids imperilled thousands of immigrants. Then a wily official got in the way.
by Adam Hochschild