May 18, 2020
Igor Levit Is Like No Other Pianist
He’s a political activist. His repertory is vast. And, during Germany’s shutdown, he streamed more than fifty performances from home. It’s made him question what a concert can be.
by Alex Ross
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
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
October 28, 2019
Adam Driver, the Original Man
Why so many directors want to work with Hollywood’s most unconventional lead.
by Michael Schulman
September 9, 2019
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
May 20 2019
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
September 24, 2018
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
September 17, 2018
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
March 26, 2018
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
January 1, 2018
Upon receiving a diagnosis of brain cancer, Eric Sun set out to achieve some lifelong musical goals.
by James B. Stewart