The composer reflects on his storied Broadway career in a new HBO documentary.
The country frets that it trails China and Japan, which have won literary Nobels.
We can't fully understand American slavery and its legacy without mining the diversity of enslaved experience in scholarship as well as film.
John Maynard Keynes’s monetary strategy was awkward and utopian. Don’t underestimate what it accomplished.
Does a new account with recipes get it right?
A new book explores when and why America’s rich protest.
Somewhere in America Miley Cyrus is appropriating black culture, but she's certainly not the only artist—we've got a long and tangled history of it.
New work from a legendary writer in honor of the March on Washington's 50th anniversary, and a conversation on growing up during the civil-rights movement
Are the parents of only children selfish? Maybe, but Lauren Sandler’s new book says that's okay.
The author's chronicle of solitary Americans after the financial crash is nostalgic—but for what, exactly?
Frank Bill and the new violent Midwestern fiction
How the white-supremacist South made possible the New Deal—and drastically curtailed it.
Shane Carruth’s Upstream Color shows why we still need the movies.
What the resemblence between the president and the History Channel's Prince of Darkness says about today's GOP.
Inside Llewyn Davis deepens the duo's turn from satire to elegy