The Canadian Way of Death
The nation legalized assisted suicide-and exposed the limits of liberalism
Writing in the Ruins
The German writer Jenny Erpenbeck cuts through dogma, fractures time, and preserves rubble
Surrender to Steely Dan
How the insufferably perfectionist duo captured the hearts of a new generation of listeners
Who Was Cleopatra's Daughter?
The perils of searching for feminist heroes in antiquity
Call of the Wild
The enduring appeal of watching human beings attempt to master the Alaskan backcountry
Night at the Vatican
After the tourists go home, a museum's collection tells its own story
How a small-town auto mechanic peddling a solar-energy breakthrough swindled Wall Street investors, Warren Buffett, and the U.S. Treasury out of $1 billion
The future of the democratic world will be determined by whether the Ukrainian military can break a stalemate with Russia and drive the country backward-sperhaps even out of Crimea for good
Thousands of people with severe mental illness have been failed by a dysfunctional system. My friend Michael was one of them. Twenty-five years ago, he killed the person he loved most.
The New Anarchy
America faces a type of extremist violence it does not know how to stop.
The Age in Your Head
I'm 53 years old. I feel 36.
How to Look at a Vermeer
The artist left behind few clues about his life or intentions, but the paintings themselves teach the viewer new ways to see.
The Poet Facing Down the End of the World
Jorie Graham has a message for us
The Pornography Paradox
Reformers fear that ever more outré sites are warping users' desires. But transgression has always been part of the appeal.
How Taylor Swift Infiltrated Dude Rock
On the unlikeliest, most fruitful collaboration in contemporary music
The MAGIC KINGDOM of RON DESANTIS
My very British romp through America's weirdest state
IS HOLOCAUST EDUCATION MAKING ANTI-SEMITISM WORSE?
Using dead Jews as symbols isn't helping living ones.
The Ice-Cream Conspiracy
STUDIES SHOW A MYSTERIOUS HEALTH BENEFIT TO ICE CREAM. SCIENTISTS DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT.
America's Future is at Sea
The nation is ceding the seas to its enemies. It's not too late to avoid catastrophe.
"Two of Every Race"
A family's impossible quest to erase prejudice through transracial adoption
"We Belong Here"
In 1991, the family landed at a refugee camp in Saudi Arabia. There, Al-Badry got his first camera, a Pentax K1000.
We're Already in the Metaverse
Reality is blurred. Boredom is intolerable. And everything is entertainment.
A New Way to Read Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald never explicitly states Jay Gatsby's race.
During Donnie's first week in the mixed unit (drugs and crazy), a girl threw a TV set out the window because she thought it was criticizing her. Donnie walked to the window to look. \"Probably was,\" he mumbled.
The Irish writer Sebastian Barry's great subject
The Scandalous, Clueless, Irresistible Oscars
How the Academy holds on to its prestige despite a history of embarrassment
We're All Invited to the Lighthouse
On the Isle of Skye with Virginia Woolf and my mom
In Their Feelings
The indelible, indomitable voices of Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey
Judy Blume Goes All the Way
A new generation discovers the poet laureate of puberty.
Arnold's Last Act
What happens when the Terminator turns 75