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
Adam Driver, the Original Man
Why so many directors want to work with Hollywood’s most unconventional lead.
by Michael Schulman
How Matthew Lopez Transformed “Howards End” Into an Epic Play About Gay Life
“The Inheritance,” opening soon on Broadway, reimagines E. M. Forster’s novel as a lovingly wry portrait of New York’s gay community.
by Rebecca Mead
Rhiannon Giddens and What Folk Music Means
The roots musician is inspired by the evolving legacy of the black string band.
by John Jeremiah Sullivan
Sam Mendes’s Directorial Discoveries
For screen and stage, Mendes works like a sculptor—continually molding and remolding space, speech, and gesture.
by John Lahr
Can Mark Zuckerberg Fix Facebook Before It Breaks Democracy?
The most famous entrepreneur of his generation is facing a public reckoning with the power of Big Tech.
by Evan Osnos
Christopher Reddit and the Struggle to Detoxify the Internet
As the state resists the White House on issues from immigration to climate change, Governor Jerry Brown is determined to avoid a pitched battle.
by Connie Bruck
Upon receiving a diagnosis of brain cancer, Eric Sun set out to achieve some lifelong musical goals.
by James B. Stewart
Weathering the Storm
After a disastrous few months, London’s first Muslim mayor tries to protect his city’s future.
by Sam Knight
As one of the Angola 3, he was in isolation longer than any other American. Then he came home to face his future.
by Rachel Aviv