How Tom Hanks the Movie Star Became Tom Hanks the Short Story Writer

When you think of Tom Hanks, it’s likely his award-winning performances in Forrest Gump, Big and Cast Away come to mind first. Next, you might consider his soothingly familiar voice,...

Why Martin Luther King Changed His Name to Honor the Original Martin Luther

In 1934, an African American pastor from Georgia made the trip of a lifetime, sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, through the gates of Gibraltar, and across the Mediterranean Sea...

6 Books You Must Read If You Love Stranger Things

Stranger Things feels so much like a Stephen King horror novel that it sent fans Googling whether the show was based on a book. It’s not — any piece...

The Bush Sisters Talk Politics and Prose

Tis the season of the political memoir, even for those who avoided last year’s election glare. Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager are the latest to jump on the...

Review: Myanmar’s Enemy Within and the Making of Anti-Muslim Rage

Recent weeks have likely forever stained Myanmar’s widely heralded transition from direct military rule. From a feel-good story of the retreat of the military and the rise to power...

The Night Nikita Khrushchev Gave Me My Nickname

On July 4, 1956, Nikita Khrushchev arrived at Spasso House, the Moscow home of the American ambassador, as if he did not have a care in the world. He...

The Forgotten Women Who Helped Create the Field of Cybersecurity

Everything, it would seem these days, is getting hacked. There are life hacks and weight-loss hacks. There are movements to hack the breast pump, hack the gender wage gap,...

Q&A: Masha Gessen Sees a Bleak Future for Putin’s Russia

Following her 2012 biography of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the author and journalist Masha Gessen turns her focus to the social traumas and disappointed hopes of her native country,...

Charles J. Sykes: Where the Right Went Wrong

Among the many ironies of the conservative implosion was how the Right became what it had once mocked. In 2008, conservatives ridiculed the Left for its adulation of Barack...

An Illustrated Interview with Roz Chast

The author of the new graphic memoir Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York on tourists, the subway and pests in her beloved city. This appears in the...

Cheryl Strayed: Someday, a Woman Like Hillary Clinton Will Win

My kids didn’t have school the day after Donald Trump won the presidential election and eventually, near noon, they came into my room to see what was wrong with...

6 Fantasy Series That Could Become the Next Game of Thrones

Readers of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire may well see the conclusion of its TV adaptation, Game of Thrones, before he publishes the next volume...

18 Books to Read Before College (Or Long After)

Throughout history, college has served not only as preparation for professional life, but also as a period of intense personal growth. It’s often the first time away from home...

Seth Gordon to Direct ‘Tulia,’ Story of Notorious Racial Injustice Case (Exclusive)

The film is based on the infamous 1999 case that saw dozens of men, most of them African American, arrested for a drug scandal based on the word of...

Regina Hall Joins YA Adaptation ‘The Hate U Give’ (Exclusive)

Amandla Stenberg is starring in the film based on Angela Thomas' debut novel, which was inspired by Black Lives Matter.read more