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How to Steal a Masterpiece
By Michael Finkel
How Malls Became the Heart of the Asian American Community
By Kevin Chong
How the Asian Golden Hour Dawned
By Bing Chen and Jeremy Tran
Picasso Became Picasso Because of His Foreignness
By Annie Cohen-Solal
How the Jordan 1 Became the Sneaker of a Generation
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By Emil Wilbekin
April 6, 2023
The Magic of D&D Can Save Us—But Only If You Let It
Dungeons & Dragons gives us permission to play pretend, writes Kate Welch.
By Kate Welch
March 31, 2023
Angela Bassett's Face Said Everything
"You see her absorb in real time what was perhaps almost a foregone conclusion for a Black actress, even one at her level."
By Mikki Kendall
March 13, 2023
The Case for Adding an Oscar for Best Scene Stealer
Film historian David Thomson argues the case for the one Oscar category the Academy should consider adding.
By David Thomson
March 7, 2023
Rachel Fleishman's Trauma Is All Too Familiar
Nothing, no amount of money or prestige, can save us from the cruelty of a medical system that doesn’t care about women, the series seems to believe.
By Ellen O'Connell Whittet
February 16, 2023
I Covered the Story That Inspired 'Women Talking'
The journalist who wrote about the attacks in a Mennonite colony in Bolivia wants to make sure moviegoers know the real story too.
By Jean Friedman-Rudovsky
January 27, 2023
Modern Hanukkah Traditions Are A Reminder That Extremism Is Always Short-Lived
The Maccabees would’ve hated modern Hanukkah traditions. Maybe that’s not a bad thing, explains Alana Vincent.
By Alana Vincent
December 16, 2022
What Octavia Butler’s ‘Kindred’ Can Teach Us About Human Behavior
Octavia Butler's 'Kindred' merges history with the present with Black women at the center, writes Ibi Zoboi.
By Ibi Zoboi
December 13, 2022
With 'Wakanda Forever,' African Folklore’s Influence on Pop Culture Is Finally Getting Overdue Recognition
African folklore has always been a prime influence on pop culture, but its recognition is long overdue, writes Elizabeth Agyemang.
By Elizabeth Agyemang
November 10, 2022
'All Quiet on the Western Front' Is a Warning to the World
The new Netflix 'All Quiet on the Western Front' offers up a warning about what fanatical nationalism does to a country
By Cory MacLauchlin
November 2, 2022
Why We Love Violent Delights
The intimacy of violent delights lets us safely spend time with death, writes novelist Gretchen Felker-Martin.
By Gretchen Felker-Martin
October 28, 2022
Caught in the Middle of U.S.-China Tensions
Those who love both China and the U.S. need to speak up now
By Brian Wong
September 26, 2022
Will Smith's Slap Was Shocking. The Debate That Followed Was Not
Will Smith is only the fifth Black man in history to win an Oscar for Best Actor. But on the night of his historic win, the biggest story has become his reaction to Chris Rock’s...
By Mikki Kendall
March 28, 2022
Joan Didion Didn't Offer Us Answers
Cool is the word used most often to describe her: the Coca-Colas and the cigarettes each morning, the leotard and the typewriter, the scotch and the shawl. California. Writing for the movies to make a...
By Lynn Steger Strong
December 23, 2021
bell hooks Wasn't Afraid to Burn It All Down and Begin Again
bell hooks was a radical feminist, a scholar and author who spent the ‘90s publishing about a book a year. She was a poet, a mentor, a professor and an icon whose influence is immeasurable....
By dream hampton
December 15, 2021
The Story of the Jonestown Massacre Is About Much More Than Jim Jones. We've Been Fighting to Tell It for Decades
Forty-three years ago, on November 18, 1978, 918 Americans died in a remote jungle in Guyana, South America. One was a U.S. Congressman, three were journalists and 914 were residents of the Peoples Temple agricultural...
By Leigh Fondakowski and Margo Hall
November 17, 2021
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