November 06, 2013
One Man, 1.7 Million Square Meters
The slogan of the New Century Global Center, the recently completed largest building in the world by floor space, sounds at first like a Chinglish-y misfire: “The One of Everything.” But as I spent a day wandering around the structure, located in Che
November 05, 2013
Does therapy help or hurt the writing process?
On this day in 1930, Upton Sinclair won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
For four decades Ned Beatty has been the unofficial spokesmodel of Appalachian tourism.
November 04, 2013
Patchett only skims the surface of her own life.
Is intimacy always a good thing? It has become customary to suggest that it is. But rather than being democratic, intimacy can be troublesome. Today we are obliged to be relaxed. Casualness is mistaken for fairness.
In an enlightening interview, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio—who in about 36 hours will be Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio—further contributed to the sense that despite his dominance among several demographics even in the Democratic primar
Kerry Washington's versatile performance couldn’t save a show that didn't know what to do with her.
Last week, Business Insider impresario Henry Blodget wrote a blog post saying that the bathroom attendants at Balthazar, a fashionable eatery in downtown Manhattan, make him uncomfortable.
Windows on a Parade
In each issue of The New Republic, Geoff Dyer meditates on a news photograph and its meaning.