If the central political questions of our time are inescapably personal, how can we dismiss arguments for being “too emotional”?
Our books, movies, and television shows are arguably bleaker than ever. What’s behind the encroaching, thickening darkness?
In Andrew O’Hagan’s The Illuminations, a woman struggles watching her mother enter the early stages of dementia. But can a different reality be a better place to live?
A cleanse should help you cherish the glory of a healthy body. But what if it just makes you fixate on the toxins you can’t quite rid yourself of?
Ava DuVernay’s Selma is more analytical than the average biopic—a negotiation between complex and intersecting histories, rather than a simple dramatic restaging.
It’s easy to want to believe that everything happens for a reason, but how does that affect the way we treat the people the universe has punished?
The Canadian comedy fixture on punk rock, drunk dads, and adapting his life for stage and screen.
In the Ant Colony author’s new book, a woman’s release from a hospital stay precipitates murder, mystery, and the urban stalking of a strange, mythical cat. Well … possibly, anyway.
In David Shields and Caleb Powell’s I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel, a problem involving doors and goats shows what arguments are really about.
Three mystery authors discuss crime television, the banality of murder, and the surprising niceness of crime writers.
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