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American Tricons

An American Icons three-pack: “Amazing Grace,” Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and Spoon River Anthology.

April 17 2018 7:00 AMThe Sound of One Claw Slashing (SNIKT!)How Brendan Baker and Chloe Prasinos created a sound-rich world for Marvel’s Wolverine: The Long Night.
April 5 2018 5:00 PMPoets Who Know ItInside the heart and soul of American poetry.
March 29 2018 5:00 PMWhat Laurie Anderson LostHow the multimedia artist bounced back from losing Lou Reed—and so much more.
March 20 2018 7:00 AMWhen the Belly Room Grew—and Flopped—for Female ComicsIn 1978, the Comedy Store gave female comedians a room of their own. Here’s the story of its complicated legacy.
March 8 2018 4:00 PMLate BloomersMidlife breakthroughs with Toni Morrison, David Chase, and Philip Glass.
March 1 2018 4:00 PMThe Shape of OscarUnderrated and overrated performances from this year’s Oscars, and how to make a political acceptance speech that doesn’t get booed.
Feb. 15 2018 3:12 PMWipe Your Nose!Denise Gough on mucusy method actors, an atheist’s love of Christian rock, mocking Kennedys, and a photographer’s mentally ill mom.
Feb. 1 2018 3:07 PMPapa Was a Rolling StoneThe musical children of pop stars.
Jan. 25 2018 4:33 PMFantastic WomenThe fantastic actress who is A Fantastic Woman.
Jan. 11 2018 4:33 PMBreaker 1–9How “Convoy,” a novelty country song by a couple of admen, became a No. 1 hit.
Dec. 28 2017 4:15 PMStaff Picks, 2017 (Volume 1)Some of our favorite segments of the year.
Dec. 15 2017 6:05 AMThat’s What She SaidJune Thomas looks at how sexual harassment is depicted on television.
Dec. 7 2017 5:01 PMGay Theater, Then and NowNew York Times theater critic Jesse Green and playwright Paul Rudnick on groundbreaking gay theater.
Nov. 30 2017 5:36 PMAmerican Icons: The Disney ParksStories from inside the oddly touching, sometimes creepy, deeply American utopia Walt Disney created.
Nov. 16 2017 5:21 PMI’m the Boss, BabyAlec Baldwin’s approach to playing villains.
April 12 2018 5:00 PMA Void: The NoidWriter Nell Scovell on comedy sketches and sketchy men, and Mount Eerie on heartbreaking loss.
April 3 2018 8:30 AMA Room of Nell Scovell’s OwnThe writer for The Simpsons, Late Night With David Letterman, and Newhart on being the only woman in the writers’ room.
March 22 2018 5:00 PMThe Art of NoiseThe pioneers who turn the sound of everyday objects into music.
March 15 2018 5:01 PMBabe, I’m LeavingThe case for the Styx ballad, the Truman Show disorder, and the connection between Trumpcast and The Americans.
March 6 2018 10:58 AMThe Brothers Weisberg on The Americans and TrumpcastTrumpcast host Jacob Weisberg and The Americans creator Joe Weisberg talk about how their projects intersect.
Feb. 22 2018 4:00 PMAmerican Icons: The Lincoln MemorialIt’s now one of the most treasured landmarks of Washington, but people fought over every aspect of it for decades.
Feb. 8 2018 5:06 PMLearning to Love Comic SansA case for the most-hated typeface.
Jan. 30 2018 6:17 PMWill Super Bowl Ads Lay Off Bikini Babes for #MeToo?Super Bowl commercials aren’t exactly a place you’d look for enlightened portrayals of women. Will that finally change in this year of #MeToo?
Jan. 18 2018 4:00 PMI Killed Captain KirkWhat a long, strange Trek it’s been.
Jan. 4 2018 4:15 PMStaff Picks, 2017 (Volume 2)Completing our favorites list.
Dec. 21 2017 4:38 PMWhere Is Bobbie Gentry?Alexander Payne on avoiding Hollywood temptations, Aisha Harris on Gone With the Wind, and the enduring mystery of “Ode to Billie Joe.”
Dec. 14 2017 4:00 PMSo You Think You’re Creative?From imaginary friends to jazz musicians in fMRI machines, we explore the creative brain.
Nov. 30 2017 6:30 PMNew Yorker Cover Illustrator Barry BlittBarry Blitt works from a home once owned by Arthur Miller.
Nov. 22 2017 2:15 PMAmerican TriconThree American icon segments about women’s identity.
Nov. 9 2017 5:09 PMThe Agonies of Small TalkAnnie Baker on why so many of the characters in her plays talk past each other.