How Caetano Veloso Revolutionized Brazil’s Sound and Spirit
The musician’s political persecution pushed him into a career he was never sure he wanted.
February 7, 2022
Céline Sciamma’s Quest for a New, Feminist Grammar of Cinema
In subtle, unpredictable ways, the French director is determined to move beyond received ideas of filmmaking.
January 31, 2022
Can Science Fiction Wake Us Up to Our Climate Reality?
Kim Stanley Robinson’s novels envision the dire problems of the future—but also their solutions.
January 24, 2022
The Metaphysical World of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Movies
The Thai director knows how to find the visually uncanny in the mundane.
January 10, 2022
Dan Bongino and the Big Business of Returning Trump to Power
The Secret Service agent turned radio host is furious at liberals—so he’s trying to build a right-wing media infrastructure in time for 2024.
December 27, 2021
Alison Roman Just Can’t Help Herself
A food-world star’s method and mess.
December 13, 2021
On “Succession,” Jeremy Strong Doesn’t Get the Joke
“I take him as seriously as I take my own life,” he says of his character, Kendall Roy.
December 5, 2021
Lina Khan’s Battle to Rein in Big Tech
As monopolies and other large companies gain increasing control of our daily lives, Khan is Joe Biden’s pick to do something about it.
November 29, 2021
How Kristen Stewart Became Her Generation’s Most Interesting Movie Star
The actor’s naturalistic style is captivating to some and inscrutable to others. As Princess Diana in “Spencer,” she takes on the biggest role of her career.
November 15, 2021
How Patrick Soon-Shiong Made His Fortune Before Buying the L.A. Times
The billionaire doctor has become one of Los Angeles’s most prominent civic leaders, after a boundary-pushing ascent in medicine.
October 25, 2021