From the Archives

How Mike Nichols and 'The Graduate' Changed American Movies Forever
November 20, 2014

The sexual frankness of 'The Graduate' was less revolutionary than its moral stance.

The Racial Ambiguities of the Roll Tide Faithful
November 14, 2014

Michael Lewis on the two kinds of fans you'll find at a Crimson Tide game. 

In Praise of Oscar Wilde's Brilliant Wit, Sparkling Conversation, and Daring Genius
October 16, 2014

It was his personality, more than anything, that secured his reputation.

The Original Versions of Two of Auden's Most Beloved Poems
October 06, 2014

Here's how they were first published, in The New Republic

The 20-Year Old Who Dated Her Dad—And Then Wrote A Book About It
August 15, 2014

Yes, they consummated the relationship.

The Multi-Billion Dollar Fight Over Who Owns The Sun
Documenting Santa Clara's 1975 plan to keep the sun a public resource
August 12, 2014

In 1975, Santa Clara fought to make the sun a public resource. Did they succeed? 

The First American Ebola Outbreak
The unscientific origins of our obsession with viruses
August 05, 2014

The amazing account of the first Ebola outbreak that nearly went airborne in the U.S.

Victims of the Machine
July 15, 2014

An essay on Labor's response to machines in 1927.

The Open Marriage of True Minds
The extraordinary life of Simone de Beauvoir
July 09, 2014

Anne Hollander reviews Deidre Bair's Simone de Beauvoir: A Biography.

Edmund Wilson on Fourth of July Festivities, 1925
July 03, 2014

"Hot dogs roasted twenty at a time on an enormous open stove ... "