Listening to a man you yourself find funny laugh at jokes you don’t get is, in retrospect, a master class in learning to read social cues.
The New York Times film critic on the mistrust of critical vocabulary, making a case for his own abilities, and Ratatouille.
The fine line between a body at war and a body at peace.
The suspended crowds depicted in these “teeming pictures” provide the opportunity to explore overwhelming chaos.
Speaking with the author of Bad News: Last Journalists in a Dictatorship, about violence and repression in Kagame-led Rwanda and the dark side of supposed symbols of progress.
The rapper may be off in another dimension, but he’s a realist. And realism is messy.
Somewhere out in Texas, a group is building a clock to challenge the human perception of time.
Quebec director Anne Émond on tackling suicide, absence, and inherited melancholia in her latest film Les êtres chers.
The story behind the last known interview with the author of Herzog, Ravelstein, and The Adventures of Augie March, with exclusive video.
For the fiftieth anniversary of the book’s publication, a discussion of craft, veracity and the literary appeal of true crime.
Two queer journalists discuss bearing the burden of educating their co-workers and dealing with discrimination.
Mrs. Dalloway and the promise and problems of empathy.
“You want Enlightenment? Well, here. It’s not exactly what you thought.”
When New York’s Per Se was devastated by a recent Times review, why weren’t restaurateur Thomas Keller’s peers anywhere to be seen?
Talking with the author of What Belongs to You about the stimulating power of language, the falseness of authenticity, and how important it is to be an idiot.
“I think about the future only in the sense of dying. I don’t even mean it to be bleak—that’s just how I think of it. Anything I write comes out that way.”
He walked away from the art world and filled a storefront in upstate New York with his unique sculptures. What happens to them now that he’s gone?
Did I feel high? No, I just felt alive. Alive in the sense of not dead.
He does the job so well you don’t notice he’s doing it better than anyone else could.
Speaking with the comic writer about the history and current state of horror comics, the hot tempers of Aquaman fans, and life as a child hypnotist.

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