Arts and Culture

John Waters

John Waters might not be an ideal role model— so why let him give a commencement address?More

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Novelist Hari Kunzru on the line between cultural appreciation and appropriation.More

Spoken word with Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre

Hip hop artist and poet Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre has his own set of responses to being told to man up. Ten to be exact.   More

A boy in crisis.

The father of the men’s rights movement is Warren Farrell, author of the core text of the movement, “The Myth of Male Power.” Steve Paulson sat down with Farrell for a candid talk about men’s rights and masculinity in America.More

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Michael Rohrbaugh's short film “American Male” portrays the pitfalls of hyper-masculinity with a punch.More

Boys at school

When Ashanti Branch first started teaching, he noticed that a lot of boys at his school were kind of checked out, absent and not on track to graduate. He decided to push them to take off the "male mask."More

Philip Glass

Philip Glass the avant-garde composer—who just celebrated his 80th birthday—has composed operas, symphonies, film scores. He also wrote a memoir called “Words Without Music”More

A scene from the last phase of Ragnarök

Writer Neil Gaiman retells the ancient Norse myth of the Twilight of the Gods and apocalyptic end of the world in his stunning new collection, “Norse Mythology.”  We added some dark radio magic.More

"Eat what makes you happy"

Are we ever good enough, or are we doomed to self-optimization for our entire lives?More

Hotel

It means “a couldn’t-care-less attitude,” and it’s a personal mantra for comedian Norm MacDonald.More

Rewind

Blogger Mark Manson on embracing our negativity as a means of consciously choosing what we really care about.More

House on the Rock Carousel

Author Neil Gaiman on the magic beyond the House on the Rock's walls.More

Society is Nix

Chris Ware bookmarks "Society Is Nix" by Peter Maresca.More

Elisabeth Moss in Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale"

The legendary speculative fiction writer on why young people identify with dark, murky futures.More

George Saunders

2017 Man Booker Prize Winner George Saunders talks about his creative process, his fledgling Buddhist practice, and the enduring fascination with Lincoln and the Civil War.More

La Jolla Tide Pools

Editor and publisher Ann VanderMeer is the co-editor of the sprawling anthologies “The Big Book of Science Fiction” and “The New Weird...More

Fargo season 3

Showrunner Noah Hawley's approach for adapting the series captures the classic film's essence.More

magic in the internet

Despite pining for landline telephones, writer Virginia Heffernan sees magic in the potential of the internet.More

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