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.
October 25, 2021
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.
October 11, 2021
Neo Rauch’s Antagonistic Art
German painting’s arch-traditionalist has a brush with controversy.
September 27, 2021
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.
September 20, 2021
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.”
September 13, 2021
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.
September 6, 2021
The Real C.E.O. of “Succession”
How the writer Jesse Armstrong keeps the billionaire Roy family trapped in its gilded cage.
August 23, 2021
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.
August 2, 2021
Ishmael Reed Gets the Last Laugh
America’s most fearless satirist has seen his wildest fictions become reality.
July 19, 2021
The Man Who Controls the Senate
Will Joe Manchin’s search for common ground wreck the Democrats’ agenda?
June 21, 2021