Life and debt as a young writer in New York.
Wednesday, December 10
The making and near unmaking of Paul Thomas Anderson’s breakout film.
Why do we honor dead soldiers rather than the fighters who deserted and the activists who demanded peace?
A holiday tradition in the Netherlands involving blackface has sparked a debate about race, the legacy of slavery, and the vestiges of colonialism.
Tuesday, December 9
The mainstreaming of livestreaming.
Ann Casey pulled herself out of poverty by becoming one of the most revered wrestlers in America. Then she was shot by a drug-running truck driver. This is the story of her comeback.
The short-lived literary career of Breece DʼJ Pancake and his roadmap to a world of oppressive poverty.
Without fanfare—indeed, with some misgivings about its new status—China has just overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy.
Monday, December 8
Women who kill their newborns usually claim to have been in denial about their pregnancies. Can you carry a child to term without realizing it?
The president of Kiribati goes to Norway to bear witness to climate change.
A tango dancer’s tragic accident ends her career and makes her briefly dependent on her roommate’s compassion.