Jeff Sharlet’s review of Frances FitzGerald’s new book, The Evangelicals, is itself an important history lesson on American evangelism and politics.
Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel lays bare the horrors of collusion with the patriarchy.
When the Detroit police department created an undercover unit to reduce street crime in the 1970s, Detroit’s black community quickly got to know it for its lethal force, disregard for the law, and systemic racism.
How did Donald Trump — a thrice-married, biblically illiterate sexual predator — hijack the religious right?
Rorschach tests may have fallen out of favor among psychologists, but maybe their real value is as pieces of art?
From Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter, the left has been reborn. Can it find a way to harness the populist uprising that brought Trump to power?
How a former insurance adjuster claims to have solved the 118-year-old cryptographic mystery of a hidden message in Edward Elgar’s infamous Enigma Variations.
A review of Ayelet Waldman’s new memoir, A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage and My Life, that also serves as a personal essay about Vaye Watkins’ marijuana use as she weans off anti-depressants (she writes the piece “a little high”), and the tiny dose of LSD she’s got stashed for trying in the future.
In 2004, a Burger King employee in Richmond Hill, Georgia, found a naked man lying unconscious in front of a restaurant dumpster. The search for his identity would take years.
This personal essay is a year old, but like hope, this story springs eternal. Except in Hollywood, where hope lives and dies in endless meetings where promises are made in a dialect designed to conceal the unpredictability of the film industry while still feeding your hopes.