Profiles
December 6, 2021 Issue
Lina Khan’s Battle to Rein in Big Tech
As monopolies and other large companies gain increasing control of our daily lives, Khan is Joe Biden’s pick to do something about it.
By Sheelah KolhatkarNovember 29, 2021
November 22, 2021 Issue
How Kristen Stewart Became Her Generation’s Most Interesting Movie Star
The actor’s naturalistic style is captivating to some and inscrutable to others. As Princess Diana in “Spencer,” she takes on the biggest role of her career.
By Emily WittNovember 15, 2021
November 1, 2021 Issue
How Patrick Soon-Shiong Made His Fortune Before Buying the L.A. Times
The billionaire doctor has become one of Los Angeles’s most prominent civic leaders, after a boundary-pushing ascent in medicine.
By Stephen WittOctober 25, 2021
October 18, 2021 Issue
Paul McCartney Doesn’t Really Want to Stop the Show
Half a century after the Beatles broke up, he’s still correcting the record—and making new ones.
By David RemnickOctober 11, 2021
October 4, 2021 Issue
Neo Rauch’s Antagonistic Art
German painting’s arch-traditionalist has a brush with controversy.
By Thomas MeaneySeptember 27, 2021
September 27, 2021 Issue
Harris Reed’s Gender-Fluid Fashion
The British-American designer is helping such celebrities as Harry Styles and Solange play with stereotypes of masculinity and femininity.
By Rebecca MeadSeptember 20, 2021
September 20, 2021 Issue
How Colm Tóibín Burrowed Inside Thomas Mann’s Head
In writing his new novel, the Irish author spent years tracing the secret yearnings of Mann—who, he says, played a lifelong “game between what was revealed and what was concealed.”
By D. T. MaxSeptember 13, 2021
September 13, 2021 Issue
Can Progressives Be Convinced That Genetics Matters?
The behavior geneticist Kathryn Paige Harden is waging a two-front campaign: on her left are those who assume that genes are irrelevant, on her right those who insist that they’re everything.
By Gideon Lewis-KrausSeptember 6, 2021
August 30, 2021 Issue
The Real C.E.O. of “Succession”
How the writer Jesse Armstrong keeps the billionaire Roy family trapped in its gilded cage.
By Rebecca MeadAugust 23, 2021
August 9, 2021 Issue
The Epic Style of Kerry James Marshall
The artist, a virtuoso of landscape, portraiture, still-life, history painting, and other genres of the Western canon since the Renaissance, can do anything.
By Calvin TomkinsAugust 2, 2021
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