The Dark Optimism of Paul Thomas Anderson
A profile of the director.
A profile of the director.
Kobe Bryant knows who he is, and he’s happy to tell you all about it.
A profile of the diva who is proving that drag is entertainment for everyone.
The story of the Grenfell Tower fire.
A visit to the Christian rock Cross-Over Festival in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri.
What the heck happened?
How an American-born businessman became an enemy of the Russian state.
Outkast’s Andre Benjamin at 42.
You gotta understand, I’ve only written one check in my life. When I was 17, they still had checkbooks, and my mom taught me how to write a check and do my balance. So I had one check on my balance, and then OutKast took off. I have not paid a bill since. People ask, What does it feel like? As humans, we want attention. We want to be validated. At the same time, it’s strange attention, and a lot of it. If you have an excess of anything, it becomes strange.
There’s no telling how many guns there are in America—and when one gets used in a crime, no way for the cops to connect it to its owner. The only place the police can turn for help is a Kafkaesque agency in West Virginia, where, thanks to the gun lobby, computers are illegal and detective work is absurdly antiquated. On purpose.
There’s an angel saving jumpers on an infamous bridge in China.
The Syrian refugee said his name was Paul, and that he was 16 years old. The truth was much more complicated.
T La Rock was one of the pioneers of hip-hop. But after an attack put him in a nursing home, he had to fight to recover his identity, starting with the fact that he’d ever been a rapper at all.
The legendary stuntman launches a new phase of his expansive career.
A report from Sprague’s Sports, a firearms emporium in Yuma, Arizona.
Mehran Karimi Nasseri was without a country, a family or a home. Then he landed at Terminal One at Charles de Gaulle Airport. The article that inspired The Terminal.
The intertwined destinies of Siti Aisyah, a 25-year-old devout Muslim villager turned prostitute and eventual assassin, and Kim Jong-nam, who was raised as the heir to the North Korean dictatorship and died in a Malaysian airport.
A profile of the Fox News anchor, who started his media career as a promising magazine writer.
On former Knicks savior Stephon Marbury and his post-NBA life playing in China.
The mysterious business interests trying to patent strains and turn their company into the Monsanto of legal marijuana.
An 11-hour conversation about “well, just about everything that’s ever been funny.”
Five hundred feet below ground with Ohio coal miners.
I followed them underground, home, to church, to the strip club where they drink and gossip and taunt and jab and worry about one another. I listened while they worried about Smitty, the loner of the group, who had just ordered himself a mail-order woman.
A former member of SEAL Team 6 sheds her disguise.
How young actors are navigating the new world of opportunities on our ever-shrinking screens.
Can a good mother abandon her child?
A profile of Moonlight’s Mahershala Ali.