Culture

Where the Republican Party Began

Sidney Blumenthal's new volume in his biography of Lincoln explores the role of leadership in the remaking of American politics in the 1850s.

Can Love Conquer Hate?

Will the increasing prevalence of intermarriage lead to broader empathy and understanding?

'Detroit' and Charlottesville

Fifty years may separate the riots in the two cities, but the root causes and the remedies remain the same

Silk Roadblock

Yo-Yo Ma's celebrated project for global understanding through music runs into Donald Trump's sour note.

Jammed Reception

Everyone looked at Hedy Lamarr; no one saw a tech genius. After all, she was beautiful. A new film tells her story.

‘Where's Papa Going with that Axe?’ Reading Charlotte’s Web in the Age of Trump

E.B. White’s barnyard fable remains a striking symbol of social justice in Trump’s America.

Southern Discomfort

Joan Didion’s notebooks on her 1970 trip through the South offer a ghostly assessment of our current times.

Why Are Men Dropping Out of Work?

A new book highlights the decline of male employment.

Ditching O’Reilly Is Not Enough

The real strike against a culture of sexual intimidation would be for British regulators to deny Fox’s bid for a satellite company.

Citizen Activism and the Courts

The surprising impact of popular movements on judicial doctrines

Could Bill O'Reilly, the King of Cable News, Be Going Down?

Advertisers are fleeing his show and his future is in doubt. Here's why it's happening now, when he used to be invulnerable.

The Neighborhood Activist as Prophet

How Jane Jacobs took on the planners—and how her legacy is at risk. 

In the Age of Trump, Resistance Requires Creativity

As the political class in Washington, D.C., struggles to carve a path of resistance to the incoming Trump administration, artists are leading the way. Institutional players in liberal politics should pay attention.

Class Act

Where Bruce comes from, and how he got here. 

Denzel Washington Brings August Wilson’s ‘Fences’ to the Screen

New film captures playwright’s iconic family drama about race, community, and baseball

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