Randall Park Breaks Out of Character
The “Fresh Off the Boat” star made his career in amiable roles, but his directorial début, “Shortcomings,” is full of characters who are, in his word, “shitty” people.
February 20, 2023
The Defiance of Salman Rushdie
After a near-fatal stabbing—and decades of threats—the novelist speaks about writing as a death-defying act.
February 6, 2023
The Raucous Assault of Tala Madani’s Art
The Iranian American artist is a rarity: a wildly imaginative innovator with a gift for caricature and visual satire.
January 16, 2023
How Much Netflix Can the World Absorb?
Bela Bajaria, who oversees the streaming giant’s hyper-aggressive approach to TV-making, says success is about “recognizing that people like having more.”
January 9, 2023
How the Artist Kehinde Wiley Went from Picturing Power to Building It
His portrait of Obama sparked a nationwide pilgrimage. Now he’s establishing an arts empire of his own.
December 26, 2022
What Kevin McCarthy Will Do to Gain Power
The Republican leader’s ambition has always been his defining characteristic. Attempting to placate both Trumpists and moderates may lead to his downfall.
December 19, 2022
The C.E.O. of Anti-Woke, Inc.
By mocking corporate virtue-signalling on climate change and racial justice, the biotech founder Vivek Ramaswamy is becoming a right-wing star.
December 12, 2022
The Enduring Metal Genius of Metallica
On the road with the band in its forty-first year.
November 28, 2022
Sarah Polley’s Journey from Child Star to Feminist Auteur
Just as the subjects of her new movie, “Women Talking,” challenge the rules of their fundamentalist community, Polley is questioning the way film sets are run.
November 14, 2022
Emma Thompson’s Third Act
The actress and screenwriter takes on a musical.
November 7, 2022