No One Is Writing Better Country Songs than Brandy Clark Is
The forty-four-year-old singer-songwriter should be a star. But country radio has mostly exiled songs with ambivalent or outright unhappy endings—especially when a woman’s voice is singing them.
What to Do in New York City This Weekend
Our critics pick the best music, art, theatre, and more.
March 5, 2020
Can “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Save Us from Donald Trump?
“When I vote in my first Presidential election,” a student said, “I feel like I’ll be voting for the queens who are on the show, and that I’ll be giving them an added voice. It’s very special.”
March 4, 2020
The Uncanny Domestic Spaces of Becky Suss
Suss’s paintings prod reconsideration of art forms, such as illustration or children’s literature, that are often considered secondary to the work of real aesthetic genius.
March 3, 2020
Stalking a Rustically Hip Family on Instagram
One of the easier ways to be a creep these days is to follow people on social media toward whom you have feelings that are other than warm.
March 1, 2020
Looney Dems: Presidential Wannabes, Cartoonified
Six of the 2020 Democratic Presidential candidates, in their cartoon essences.
February 28, 2020
Can the Wildlife of East Africa Be Saved? A Visit with Richard Leakey
When asked for his thoughts about the future of Kenya’s wildlife, Leakey was uncompromisingly bleak, predicting that most of the animals are unlikely to survive far beyond the middle of the century.
February 20, 2020
The Video Game That Lets You Make Video Games
In Dreams, the objective isn’t to win a game but to create one. Could it change the industry?
February 19, 2020
The Day the Music Became Carbon-Neutral
Musicians rely heavily on touring to generate revenue. That spells trouble for the climate.
February 18, 2020
Beyond Roger Stone: Tats from the Capital
Donald Trump and his enablers showing their affiliations.
February 14, 2020