How Bernardine Evaristo Conquered British Literature
In a new memoir, the writer describes how she was long excluded from the halls of literary power, and how she finally broke in.
February 3, 2022
Simon Rex on What Happens When the Party’s Over
The actor and former MTV v.j., who used to rap about drugs and his dick, plays a washed-up, middle-aged porn star in “Red Rocket,” the best performance of his career.
December 20, 2021
Richard Rusczyk’s Worldwide Math Camp
Online, a math Olympian has found a way to nurture prodigies from around the world.
November 12, 2021
A Kentucky Painter’s Travels in Queer Time
John Brooks uses bold colors and found images—of Nick Jonas, Max Beckmann, men he’s met on Instagram—to create a transhistorical community.
September 14, 2021
In Taiwan’s Mountains, a Director Works to Slow Life Down
Tsai Ming-liang’s cinema of illness, desire, and the power of attention.
August 28, 2021
The Artist Behind TV’s Richly Emotional Cartoon Comedies
Lisa Hanawalt’s anthropomorphic designs gave “BoJack Horseman” its absurdist twist. As the showrunner of “Tuca & Bertie,” she’s built a surreal, psychedelic world of her own.
August 15, 2021
Summoning “Captain Planet”
After a debilitating accident, Barbara Pyle, the show’s co-creator, forgot who she was. In 2020, she remembered.
August 4, 2021
The Exuberance of Ivo Dimchev
The queer performance artist has improbably become one of Bulgaria’s most famous singer-songwriters.
July 23, 2021
Jenny Erpenbeck Is Keeping Time
When the Berlin Wall fell, some called it the end of history. For Erpenbeck, history just needed saving.
July 14, 2021
Timothy Morton’s Hyper-Pandemic
For the philosopher of “hyperobjects”—vast, unknowable things that are bigger than ourselves—the coronavirus is further proof that we live in a dark ecology.
June 8, 2021