Small Stories in an Age of Giant Monsters
The new Netflix show “Pacific Rim: The Black” finally lives up to the franchise’s internationalist potential.
It’s a $69 Million JPEG, but Is It Art?
Cryptocurrency and high art are cooking up magic beans together with non-fungible tokens.
Seeking Truth From Fiction
The provocative short stories in “Land of Big Numbers” offer a window into ordinary life in China with rich material from a reporter’s notebook.
Oscar-Shortlisted Film Puts Bosnian Genocide on Silver Screen
“Quo Vadis, Aida?” could do for the Srebrenica massacre what “Schindler’s List” accomplished for the Holocaust.
Paul Kagame Celebrated ‘Hotel Rwanda’—Until Its Hero Criticized Him
Rwanda’s president once welcomed the Hollywood film. His recent attacks on the movie and its protagonist show that his government cannot handle dissent.
Singing for Inclusivity in Turkey
Yeliz Guzel’s pride choir brought LGBTQ Turks together—but left her ostracized.
When It Comes to Rwanda, Don’t Believe Everything You See in the Movies
Many Rwandans regard the protagonist of a Hollywood film as a terrorist, not a hero.
Our Top Weekend Reads
Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s journey from the Jim Crow South, why global celebrities are taking on Modi, and what the United States shouldn’t do about Myanmar’s coup.
Why Rihanna and Greta Thunberg Are Taking on India’s Modi
Global celebrities are helping Indians to fight their government’s crackdown on dissent.
The United States Needs a BBC
The Beeb’s influence is rising stateside, revealing a hunger for nonpartisan news. America’s own networks should take note.
Biden Should Rejoin UNESCO—but Not Without Getting Something in Return
If it comes back, the United States can push the organization to focus more on initiatives that further the country’s foreign-policy goals.
The Best of 2020 to Read, Watch, or Listen To
With much of the world in lockdown again, here are some of this year’s highlights to help you pass the time.
Hollywood Likes Feminists When They’re Imperialists
Female-led movies are repeating the same stale images of power.
The tragic figure behind the Hungarian populist leader’s efforts to remake his country’s theater.
Our Top Weekend Reads
A history lesson on pandemics and their aftereffects, Putin becomes Pashinyan’s playmaker, and Selina Meyer humbles Donald Trump.
‘There’s a Complete Destruction of Reality’
The man who wrote “Death of Stalin” and “Veep” struggles to come to grips with Trump’s dysfunction.
Harris, Pence Battle Over Foreign Policy
Vice presidential candidates return to America’s role in the world in a restrained debate.