An American Icons three-pack: “Amazing Grace,” Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and Spoon River Anthology.
The Sound of One Claw Slashing (SNIKT!)How Brendan Baker and Chloe Prasinos created a sound-rich world for Marvel’s Wolverine: The Long Night.
What Laurie Anderson LostHow the multimedia artist bounced back from losing Lou Reed—and so much more.
When 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.
The Shape of OscarUnderrated and overrated performances from this year’s Oscars, and how to make a political acceptance speech that doesn’t get booed.
Wipe Your Nose!Denise Gough on mucusy method actors, an atheist’s love of Christian rock, mocking Kennedys, and a photographer’s mentally ill mom.
Gay Theater, Then and NowNew York Times theater critic Jesse Green and playwright Paul Rudnick on groundbreaking gay theater.
American Icons: The Disney ParksStories from inside the oddly touching, sometimes creepy, deeply American utopia Walt Disney created.
A Void: The NoidWriter Nell Scovell on comedy sketches and sketchy men, and Mount Eerie on heartbreaking loss.
A 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.
Babe, I’m LeavingThe case for the Styx ballad, the Truman Show disorder, and the connection between Trumpcast and The Americans.
The Brothers Weisberg on The Americans and TrumpcastTrumpcast host Jacob Weisberg and The Americans creator Joe Weisberg talk about how their projects intersect.
American Icons: The Lincoln MemorialIt’s now one of the most treasured landmarks of Washington, but people fought over every aspect of it for decades.
Will 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?
Where 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.”
So You Think You’re Creative?From imaginary friends to jazz musicians in fMRI machines, we explore the creative brain.