Books

2020 Is One Great Big George Saunders Story

The American short story master gets so much right about our absurd times

Books

"Uncanny Valley" and the Argument for Simply Logging Off

In a new memoir, Anna Wiener charts the dehumanizing effects of life in Silicon Valley

Science

Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and the Race to Own Space

Should we worry as tech billionaires and China look to expand their empires into the final frontier?

Books

Inside the Weird World of Shakespeare Conspiracy Theories

Charlie Chaplin, Helen Keller and Supreme Court justices are all counted among those that don't believe the hype

TV

What Fantasy Show Will Conquer the “Game of Thrones” Throne?

The industry is scrambling to find the next great epic. Here are the contenders.

News & Opinion

Are We Living in the Dystopia the 1980s Warned Us About?

From The Handmaid’s Tale to Black Flag, the "Greed is Good" decade may have been telling us something

News & Opinion

We’re Living in the Golden Age of the Celebrity Grifter

The snake oil salesman is as American as apple pie. And right now, they're having a moment.

News & Opinion

America Loves to “Stan” — And That’s a Very Big Problem

We've gone from being fans of celebrities and politicians to creepily obsessing over them

Books

10 Insane Ideas That Made Brilliant Books

From Stephen King to a Seinfeldian book about nothing to a 19th century Eastern European classic

TV

Game of Thrones: The Last Bipartisan Television Show

Maybe the only thing that unites us in 2019 is a premium cable series about fictional warring kingdoms, evil ice elves and winged lizards.