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.
When you buy a ticket to a movie called Pompeii, expecting art or even brains would be fatuous; what you want is a good time. Sue me for confessing I had one.
"Mitt" reminds us that seeing a candidate's "true" self is impossible, no matter who he is.
It’s a dark place.
Ronan and Mia Farrow took to Twitter to express their outrage after the director was honored at Sunday's Golden Globes, but why hasn't he gotten more grief from the film-world establishment?
Thinking about Otto Preminger's film 50 years later in the context of Pope Francis.
A CIA memoir whose emptiness is something to contemplate
It was imbecilic but gorgeous—just like America.