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Black Thought Takes the Stage

Illustration of rapper Black Thought

The legendary rapper of the Roots turns to musical theatre with “Black No More,” based on a novel from the Harlem Renaissance. Plus, Lee Child on Jack Reacher.

February 4, 2022

Russia’s Intentions in Ukraine—and America

Illustration of bear eating map of Ukraine

“They push buttons,” says Timothy Snyder, who takes the long view of Russian aggression. “What button of ours are they pushing here?” Plus, Guillermo del Toro on the appeal of noir.

January 28, 2022

The Trials of a Whistle-Blower

Illustration of a whistleblower

Dawn Wooten bravely exposed mistreatment of immigration detainees in the facility where she worked. Why is she suffering the consequences? Plus, the state of the Olympics in China.

January 21, 2022

Joan Didion, the Observer; and Reviewing Biden, Year One

Joan Didion looks to the side, with Los Angeles reflecting in her glasses.

Hilton Als and Emma Cline on the late writer’s influence on generations of younger authors. And our correspondents assess the successes and failures of Biden’s first year.

January 14, 2022

A New Civil War in America?

Illustration of American flag

The political scientist Barbara F. Walter studies political violence, and says America is nearing the danger zone. Plus, Nnedi Okorafor on writing fantasy through an African lens.

January 7, 2022

Politics and More

Black Thought Takes the Stage

Black Thought performs onstage.

The legendary rapper of the Roots turns to musical theatre with “Black No More,” which is based on a novel from the Harlem Renaissance.

February 7, 2022

The Joe Rogan Controversy and Spotify’s Stranglehold on the Music Industry

Daniel Ek stands in front of the green Spotify logo.

Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and other artists have removed their songs from the platform to protest the spread of COVID misinformation. Do such boycotts affect how Spotify conducts its business?

February 3, 2022

Russia’s Intentions in Ukraine—and America

Aerial view of four Russian tanks in a snowy field.

“They push buttons,” the historian Timothy Snyder, who takes a long view of Russian aggression, says. “What button of ours are they pushing here? What are they trying to get us to do?”

January 31, 2022

Does America Still Trust the Supreme Court?

A pedestrian passes the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, July 9, 2019.

Jane Mayer on Virginia Thomas and how hyper-partisanship is eroding faith in the federal judiciary.

January 27, 2022

The Olympic Games Return to China, in a Changed World

A large Winter Olympics-themed Chinese knot stands in the middle of Tiananmen Square.

With COVID-19 restrictions in place and a diplomatic boycott planned by many nations, who will watch the 2022 Beijing Games?

January 24, 2022

The Writer’s Voice

Lauren Groff Reads “Annunciation”

Portrait of Lauren Groff.

The author reads her story from the February 14 & 21, 2022, issue of the magazine.

February 7, 2022

Alexander MacLeod Reads “Once Removed”

A photograph of Alexander MacLeod standing outdoors.

The author reads his story from the February 7, 2022, issue of the magazine.

January 31, 2022

Ayşegül Savaş Reads “Long Distance”

A photograph of Ayşegül Savaş.

The author reads her story from the January 31, 2022, issue of the magazine.

January 24, 2022

Jennifer Egan Reads “What the Forest Remembers”

Jennifer Egan in a red sweater looking at the camera.

The author reads her story from the January 3 & 10, 2022, issue of the magazine.

December 27, 2021

Adam Levin Reads “A Lot of Things Have Happened”

Adam Levin in a black t-shirt looking to the side.

The author reads his story from the December 27, 2021, issue of the magazine.

December 20, 2021

Fiction

Alejandro Zambra Reads Bruno Schulz

Chilean writer Alejandro Zambra poses during portrait session held on September 19, 2012 in Paris, France.

The author joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Loneliness,” by Bruno Schulz, which was published in a 1977 issue of the magazine.

February 1, 2022

Kevin Barry Reads V. S. Pritchett

Kevin Barry.

The author joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “A Family Man,” by V. S. Pritchett, which was published in a 1977 issue of the magazine.

January 1, 2022

Will Mackin Reads George Saunders

Will Mackin

The author joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “The Falls,” by George Saunders, which was published in a 1996 issue of the magazine.

December 1, 2021

Ben Lerner Reads Julio Cortázar

Ben Lerner

The author joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “In the Name of Bobby,” by Julio Cortázar, which was published in a 1979 issue of the magazine.

November 1, 2021

Donald Antrim Reads Donald Barthelme

Donald Antrim

The author joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “The Balloon,” by Donald Barthelme, which was published in a 1966 issue of the magazine.

October 1, 2021

Poetry

Amanda Gorman Reads Tracy K. Smith

Amanda Gorman, the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate, is a poet and activist whose work focuses on oppression, feminism, race and marginalisation.

Amanda Gorman joins Kevin Young to discuss “Declaration,” by Tracy K. Smith, and her own poem “Ship’s Manifest.”

December 22, 2021

Aria Aber Reads Frank Bidart

Aria Aber

Aria Aber joins Kevin Young to discuss “Half-Light,” by Frank Bidart, and her own poem “Dirt and Light.”

November 24, 2021

Forrest Gander Reads Ada Limón

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Forrest Gander joins Kevin Young to discuss “Privacy,” by Ada Limón, and his own poem “Post-Fire Forest.”

October 20, 2021

“To Claim What Has Tried to Claim Me”: A Roundtable on Asian-American Poetics

Kimiko Hahn, Monica Youn, Paul Tran, and Megan Fernandes.

In a special episode of the Poetry Podcast, Kimiko Hahn, Monica Youn, Paul Tran, and Megan Fernandes join Kevin Young to read their work and to discuss the role of poetry in our tumultuous times.

May 5, 2021

Toi Derricotte Reads Tracy K. Smith

Toi Derricotte

Toi Derricotte joins Kevin Young to discuss “We Feel Now a Largeness Coming On,” by Tracy K. Smith, and her own poem “I give in to an old desire.”

March 17, 2021