Tennessee Williams Made Paintings. They Were About Love and Loss, Too.

Michael Adno examines the paintings of American playwright Tennessee Williams, who used the visual medium to explore what it meant to be gay in America during the ’70s.

Published: Sep 21, 2018
Length: 6 minutes (1,518 words)

Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father

A ground-breaking investigation into the potentially illegal financial schemes, tax evasions, and grandiose lies employed by Fred Trump and his son, Donald J. Trump, designed to create the illusion of the president as a self-made billionaire, and to falsely raise and lower the values of their holdings as needed to make money, and hide it.

Published: Oct 2, 2018
Length: 56 minutes (14,246 words)

Bradley Cooper Is Not Really Into This Profile

Cooper’s new film is ultimately about the way commerce can ruin art, which is why he won’t answer the personal questions Taffy Brodesser-Akner asked him. It makes this profile kinda meta, you know?

Published: Oct 27, 2018
Length: 20 minutes (5,144 words)

Was She J.D. Salinger’s Predator or His Prey?

After decades of misogynist characterizations painting Joyce Maynard as violating J.D. Salinger for writing about her relationship with him as a teen, Maynard reprocesses this information and sets the record straight in the light of the #metoo moment.

Published: Sep 5, 2018
Length: 6 minutes (1,540 words)

Louis C.K. and Men Who Think Justice Takes as Long as They Want It To

“We need to figure out what justice looks like in the court of public opinion, not for the sake of the offenders, but for the sake of victims.”

Author: Roxane Gay
Published: Aug 30, 2018
Length: 5 minutes (1,300 words)

In a Town of 11 People, Mysterious Disappearance Turns Neighbor Against Neighbor

Fed to a crocodile? Baked into a meat pie? Everyone in Larrimah has a theory about what happened to Paddy Moriarty.

Published: Aug 11, 2018
Length: 7 minutes (1,850 words)

Anika Noni Rose Was Waiting for This Moment

Theatre critic Jose Solís profiles Anika Noni Rose, the actress and singer playing the title role in the musical “Carmen Jones” at New York’s Classic Stage Company.

Published: Aug 1, 2018
Length: 7 minutes (1,866 words)

Is America Ready for the Mind of Terence Nance?

New York Times pop culture reporter Reggie Ugwu profiles filmmaker Terence Nance upon the premier of his upcoming HBO series, ““Random Acts of Flyness.”

Published: Jul 26, 2018
Length: 8 minutes (2,118 words)

I Love Performing Those Songs. But What About the Gender Politics?

After a millennial questions misogynistic aspects of “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever,” actress Melissa Errico — currently starring in a Broadway revival of the show — considers the ways in which she has been able to adjust her portrayals of women in classic, retrograde musicals so that they appear to have more power and agency.

Published: Jul 13, 2018
Length: 8 minutes (2,063 words)

California Is Preparing for Extreme Weather. It’s Time to Plant Some Trees.

Restoring river floodplains to forest and wetland habitat is a proven method for reducing flood damage to towns and cities, because these habitats absorb floodwater. To ready itself for climate change, the state is beginning to revegetate some of its riverbanks in central rural California.

Published: Jul 15, 2018
Length: 5 minutes (1,464 words)