In November 2010, Kanye’s new album exploded just as North Korea launched missiles.
After 26 years writing Harper’s Notebook, Lewis Lapham talks about history, essays, and modern journalists.
You are what you read. For some, that means 22 boxes of books. Facing a storage crisis of bibliolatry proportions, our writer surveys e-readers and a life spent reading.
Faced with a city full of strangers, you do what anyone would do: You give them nicknames and puzzle out their stories. Herewith, the story of an unemployed redhead.
Across the U.S., neighbors of foreclosed homes are eagerly awaiting the new homeowners—soon-to-be acquaintances, friends, lenders of spices, spouse swappers
At Thanksgiving, a family takes stock of what they’re thankful for by weighing the most valuable things they own: their heads.
Tiffany Bozic is a naturalist of her unconscious. In her latest work, Bozic’s paintings combine fascination with the natural world and a desire to explore uncharted emotional territory in dream-like renderings of plants and animals.
Walk across the office, or send an email? A look at how much time we save—or not—when we opt for the technological solution.
Anyone who’s seen Princess Mononoke knows animated films can hold their own with their live-action counterparts. For those who still think cartoons are for kids, here are 15 reasons why you’re wrong.
Our man in Boston talks with author (and TMN contributor) Jessica Francis Kane about a tragedy during the Blitz that’s the focus of her new novel, The Report.
You walk in to your bedroom and find your girlfriend in bed with another man. Blood boils. Violence is imminent. Wait, what’s that he’s saying?
If you read Outside, stay home. When we celebrate a hiker who sawed off his hand, we pay tribute to an idiot and ignore countless smarter climbers.
Looking at one of photographer Lori Nix’s pictures, something feels amiss long before you realize that the lifelike objects she portrays—bar stools, fountains, books, plants—are handmade and impossibly tiny.
With his old life again behind him, The Golem returns to looking ahead to what’s next—or at least trying—and finally gets around to answering some reader email.
Iain McGilchrist is a psychiatrist and writer who works in London. He was awarded a Prize Fellowship of All Souls College, Oxford, in 1975 for teaching English, and later trained in...
Pop culture is fizzy. Mainstream TV is where the fizz goes flat. A preview of the networks’ forthcoming dramas based on trendy Twitter feeds.
“The luck of New Orleans,” Walker Percy said, “is that its troubles usually have their saving graces.” Seven authors and scholars discuss writing in the Big Easy, from Early Times to Katrina clichés.
After the dust settles from their own stormy relationship—and their torrid relationships with others—a daughter learns her mother’s big secret.
Rachel Barrett’s series takes place in the northern California community of the same name that’s known for being reclusive (residents tear down highway markers), and for providing the backdrop to Richard Brautigan’s In Watermelon Sugar.
Children play games for fun. Adults play games to crush and humiliate. An analysis of behavior on the grown-ups’ playground.
Introducing a new series, “Crowdsource,” where we tap the masses’ wisdom for your entertainment. This week, TMN readers and staff explain which products the world should destroy.
It’s no surprise people are afraid of the ocean. Some are scared their ships will wreck; others are terrified of the wreckage. To confront his phobia of shipwrecks, our correspondent borrows a rowboat to face New York’s dreadnoughts.
The most colorful parts of Keith Richards’s long-awaited memoir have made headlines. But the guitarist’s deepest insights were left on his editor’s desk.
Professionally uninterested in Paris, one of his current cities of residence, photographer Michael Wolf began trolling Google Street View for a new perspective on the over-exposed city.