A Conversation With Jhumpa LahiriThe Pulitzer-winning writer on working with Elena Ferrante’s translator, giving up reading in English, and her love affair with Italian.
Is This the End of the GOP as We Know It?Historian Rick Perlstein on the rise of Trump, the fall of Reagan, and the fate of contemporary conservatism.
A Conversation With The Americans Showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel FieldsThe only spy show on TV made by an actual spy.
A Conversation With Terence WinterThe Boardwalk Empire showrunner on Season 3, Nucky’s pathology, and the Sopranos connection.
A Conversation With Lena Dunham, Part 2Meghan O’Rourke talks with the creator of Girls about the season finale, Sex and the City, and why Shoshanna is like that.
A Conversation With Matthew WeinerThe Mad Men creator on the season finale, Joan's big decision, and how Pete Campbell takes a punch.
Alexis Bledel Talks Mad MenThe Gilmore Girls actress on her unstable character and Pete Campbell’s confused passion.
Nightmare Scenarios for the Supreme CourtThe partisan rancor in the Senate might be even worse than you think.
“I Am Not Rooting for Jeb”Unvarnished opinions from Michael Dukakis on the Bush family, his law-school classmate Antonin Scalia, and Obama’s foreign policy missteps.
Trump Gives Fox News a Taste of Its Own MedicineHow the irascible candidate is using the old Roger Ailes playbook to rattle the conservative media powerhouse.
“It Was Just So Surreal”Jeffrey Toobin on seeing his nonfiction book about the O.J. trial get made into a riveting TV series—The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
“It’s as Though I’m in Germany 40 Years After the Holocaust, but the Nazis Are Still in Power”A conversation with Joshua Oppenheimer about how to make an effective documentary about genocide.
A Conversation With Joe DanteWhy the Gremlins director’s new horror movie took three years to make it to theaters—even though it’s great.
The New New DealPresident Obama’s stimulus has been an astonishing, and unrecognized, success, argues Michael Grunwald.
A Conversation With Lena DunhamMeghan O’Rourke talks with the creator of Girls about the first season, high-school teachers, and being surprised by controversy.
A Conversation With Aubrey PlazaThe Safety Not Guaranteed star on internships, mental illness, and the metaphorical meaning of the hand job.