August 2, 2021
New York’s Dreamy, Disorienting Reopening
Photography by Matthew Pillsbury
Text by Zach Helfand
Matthew Pillsbury’s long-exposure photographs capture the return of crowds after COVID lockdown. As communal city life comes back, can we find one another?
July 26, 2021
Lyubov Sobol’s Hope for Russia
by Masha Gessen
With Alexey Navalny in prison, one of his closest aides is carrying on the lonely work of the opposition.
July 12 & 19, 2021
Questlove Remembers the Black Woodstock
by Bruce Handy
In his fight against Black erasure, the Roots drummer, who has amassed two hundred thousand LPs (plus bags full of “Soul Train” VHS tapes), makes his directorial début with “Summer of Soul,” about the mostly forgotten series of concerts in Harlem, in 1969.
June 21, 2021
The Formidable Charm of Omar Sy
by Lauren Collins
How the star of “Lupin” pulled off his greatest confidence trick.
June 14, 2021
How a City Comes Back to Life
by Adam Gopnik
After a year of tragedy and uncertainty, New Yorkers are revisiting old haunts—and sharing them with new faces.
June 7, 2021
How to Negotiate with Ransomware Hackers
by Rachel Monroe
Kurtis Minder finds the cat-and-mouse energy of outsmarting criminal syndicates deeply satisfying.
May 31, 2021
Are U.S. Officials Under Silent Attack?
by Adam Entous
The Havana Syndrome first affected spies and diplomats in Cuba. Now it has spread to the White House.
May 24, 2021
The Mysterious Origins of the Cerne Abbas Giant
by Rebecca Mead
On a hillside ages ago, people inscribed a naked man with a twenty-six-foot-long erect penis. Why did they do it?
May 17, 2021
Has an Old Soviet Mystery at Last Been Solved?
by Douglas Preston
The strange fate of a group of skiers in the Ural Mountains has generated endless speculation.