We interviewed James Barrat, author of Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era, to see what happens when we're no longer the most intelligent inhabitants of Earth.
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?
The famously hopeful novelist's move to dystopian fiction in The Circle.
His writing turned out to be mortal. But in post–World War II American culture, he’s still a giant.
The legendary singer-songwriter of the Velvet Underground died Sunday.
The next time somebody says "Things were more innocent when I was a kid," tell them to wake up.
The website used upstart humor to teach feminism to a generation. Now it’s a media “influencer.”
For the black filmgoer, movies like 12 Years a Slave aren't mere popcorn fare—anger, annoyance, and vulnerability often follow when history is commodified by Hollywood.
The former vice president reminds us of what a hard time Bush administration officials had distinguishing between fantasy and reality.
The fact that you love them doesn't mean they're worthless. Maybe you're right!
The Prospect talks with Jesmyn Ward, National Book Award winner and author of the recently published memoir, Men We Reaped.
Donald Webster Cory's 1951 landmark book, The Homosexual in America, inspired early activists. Then he disavowed its message.
Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell’s new book, The Disaster Artist, basks in the delightful weirdness of The Room and its chief architect.