Travel DeathstinationsMortician Caitlin Doughty traveled the world to study different funeral rituals.
Of Dogs and MailmenEileen Myles has woven a surreal and moving memoir about her beloved late pit bull, Rosie.
The New Lost GenerationDanielle Allen discusses the impact of mass incarceration on her cousin, who was imprisoned at 15.
A Brief History of RacismIbram X. Kendi on the history of racist thought and how racist policies are the cradle of racist ideas.
Military HerstoryTracy Crow and Jerri Bell share the words of women in the military from the Revolutionary War to now.
Policing the Black ManAngela J. Davis leads a panel of legal experts in a discussion about race and criminal justice.
Fighting for the NarrativeAlexandra Fuller on how America’s dominant narrative was shaped by white supremacy.
Don’t Ask Me About the Wall!Crime novelist Don Winslow on the war on drugs, police reform, and Hollywood.
Anatomy of TerrorFormer FBI agent Ali Soufan on the past, present, and future of Islamist terrorism.
Richard Rothstein speaks With Ta-Nehisi Coates About Forgotten HistoryThey discuss residential segregation and the myths that obscure it.
Killers of the Flower MoonDavid Grann on the Osage murders, a racist, avaricious conspiracy in the last days of the Wild West.
Ghosts, Myths, and MemoriesWhen Colin Dickey visited America’s haunted places, he didn’t find ghosts; he found a forgotten past.
Nasty Women Unite!Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding assemble great feminist writers to confront Trump’s America.
The Burning GirlIn her latest novel, Claire Messud navigates the complexities of female adolescent friendship.
Crash OverrideWhen Zoë Quinn’s life was upended by Gamergate, she built a system to help other victims of online abuse.
How to Be a MuslimHaroon Moghul has some thoughts on being Muslim in the 21st century—and they involve Star Wars analogies.
A Coming of (Middle) Age StoryTom Perrotta reads from his novel Mrs. Fletcher and explains why he wanted to call it The Milf.
Worth the WaitMatthew Klam returns with his first book in 17 years and explains the delay to CNN’s Jake Tapper.
The Trouble With RealityBrooke Gladstone pulls back the curtain on the media in the age of fake news and alternative facts.
Microcosm, USAAmy Goldstein on the impact of the 2008 Great Recession in Janesville, Wisconsin, and how it reflected the entire U.S.
Failing GracefullyCory Doctorow on his new novel Walkaway and how the measure of a society is how well it falls apart.
What to Do About Climate Change?A panel of experts discusses how to thwart climate change and politicians’ antipathy toward it.