The Pandemic at Three: Who Got It Right?
Can we fix the response to COVID-19 in a country that seems broken? Plus, Stephanie Hsu talks with Jia Tolentino about “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
February 24, 2023
A Year of the War in Ukraine
The historian Stephen Kotkin and the Ukrainian journalist Sevgil Musaieva on a year of disaster, and the hopes for an end. Plus, Angela Bassett on playing the queen of Wakanda.
February 17, 2023
Salman Rushdie on Surviving the Fatwa
In his first interview since a near-fatal knife attack in August, the novelist talks with David Remnick about his recovery, and his new novel.
February 6, 2023
A Conversation with Bonnie Raitt, Plus Public Enemy’s Chuck D
After fifty years in music, the singer-songwriter is nominated for four Grammy Awards. And the hip-hop icon talks with Kelefa Sanneh.
February 3, 2023
What Is “Woke”?
What exactly does “woke” mean, and how did it become so powerful? Plus, the contributing writer Eren Orbey on the custody battles facing mothers of children conceived in rape.
January 27, 2023
A Local Paper Sounded the Alarm on George Santos. Nobody Listened
In local political circles, he was known as George “Scamtos.” When a Long Island newspaper published the facts, why did no one listen? Plus, Michael Schulman on “Oscar Wars.”
January 20, 2023
In Politics, How Old Is Too Old?
If you’re running for President, is age really “just a number”? Jane Mayer, Jill Lepore, and a gerontologist discuss how old is too old. Plus, Deepti Kapoor on her novel “Age of Vice.”
January 13, 2023
Bob Woodward on His Trump Tapes
The White House chronicler reflects on his calls with a volatile President during a profound crisis. Plus, Louisa Thomas on Damar Hamlin and the uncomfortable truth of the N.F.L.
January 6, 2023
“Giselle,” and What to Do with the Problematic Past
What should we do with the traditions—in culture, religion, or the workplace—that no longer reflect our values? Three stories of change from the producer Ngofeen Mputubwele.
December 30, 2022
Kirk Douglas, the Guitarist for the Roots, Revamps the Holiday Classics
A bona-fide guitar hero puts a fresh spin on some holiday classics. And the former United States Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith on reading poetry across the political divide.
December 23, 2022