K-Pop Fans Defuse Racist Hashtags
Their action was a moving and effective gesture of solidarity in a moment that demands exactly that.
June 5, 2020
Can Christopher Nolan Save the Summer?
The director is sticking to a July 17th in-theatre release date for his thriller “Tenet.”
May 28, 2020
Anthony Davis’s Revolutionary Opera: “X”
After the composer’s Pulitzer win for “The Central Park Five,” now is the time to reconsider his groundbreaking opera about the life of Malcolm X.
May 22, 2020
Frederick Law Olmsted’s War on Disease and Disunity
The designer of Central Park championed a coördinated federal response to the public-health emergency caused by the Civil War.
May 16, 2020
How We Became Infected by Chain E-Mail
Like a virus, its sole purpose is replication.
May 15, 2020
A New History of Being Asian-American
During a week in which Trump insulted the CBS News correspondent Weijia Jiang, Asian-Americans get the PBS treatment in a documentary series.
May 14, 2020
Pandemics Go Hand in Hand with Conspiracy Theories
From the Illuminati to “COVID-19 is a lie,” how pandemics have produced contagions of fear.
May 13, 2020
Tara Reade, Megyn Kelly, and the Politics of Believability
For Reade, choosing Kelly as an interviewer to discuss her allegations against Joe Biden might have seemed to offer some escape from partisan politics.
May 12, 2020
Remember Small, Sweaty Music Venues?
The coronavirus has hit the underground music scene hard.
May 12, 2020