August 10, 2015

Dr. Dre Does It Again
10:44 AM

Dr. Dre confronts his legacy on his new album Compton: A Soundtrack and the movie—Straight Outta Compton—that inspired it. 

Black Lives Matter Protesters Are Not the Problem
6:30 AM

One year after Michael Brown's death, both liberals and conservatives are still getting it wrong.

August 07, 2015

Do the Best Comics Come From Auteurs or Collaborators?
9:08 AM

The Fantastic Four was created by quarreling duo Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Was it an artistic success, or just a commercial one?

August 06, 2015

The Right Message, the Wrong Messenger
3:49 PM

Martin O'Malley has put out a plan to fight structural racism. How much will it matter?

Vacations with Marilyn, Dinner with Picasso
7:00 AM

The man who published Einstein and Sartre publishes his first book, a memoir of a life lived entirely in letters. 

'The Diary of a Teenage Girl' Is a Story of Sexual Abuse—and Female Empowerment
6:30 AM

The everyday sexual concerns of a teenage girl have rarely been so honestly depicted in film.

August 05, 2015

Eat Meat?
8:00 PM

Is it time to reexamine my own conscience?

The Data-Entry Dystopia
12:07 PM

Helen Phillips’s novel evokes the menace of mundane work. 

Eat, Pray, Post
7:00 AM

Why does viral content look the same across the globe? 

August 04, 2015

Mockingbird, Inc.
8:00 PM

Harper Lee’s juvenilia sprouts a literary industry.