2014 felt like a long, cruel object lesson in disappointment. Should we really have expected better?
On finally telling your parents you have romantic feelings for a fellow adult.
In this excerpt from Red Heat, Alex von Tunzelmann looks at how the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion changed the balance of power during the Cold War.
On clearing out your cultural backlog, one Breaking Bad binge-watch at a time.
From Leslie Jamison to Roxane Gay to Charles D’Ambrosio, 2014 was a perhaps uncommonly good year for essays. How did we get here?
On the milestones that consume our identities.
On the insufficiency of numbers, black metal turned aggressively queer and danceable, and finding that certain brand of black cherry lipstick.
Anna Todd’s One Direction fanfic-turned-novel After lets readers indulge specific fantasies—not just through the fictionalized versions of celebrities, but through the author’s life as well.
Over 900 members of Jim Jones’s Peoples Temple died on November 1978. Here, in their own words, are some of the people who made it out alive.
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