‘Time, Patience, Cold Blood’: Mexico Prepares for a Potential Trump Win

Mexican officials and aides are planning for a drastic shift in U.S. relations should Donald Trump win in November.


The Met Gala’s Strange but Fitting Literary Inspiration

In 1962, J.G. Ballard published “The Garden of Time,” a short story about aristocrats overrun by “an immense rabble.” Now…


The Cicadas Are Here, Singing a Song for the Future

For more than a week, I’ve been walking around my yard at night with a UV flashlight, looking for the…


The Three Faces of Don

When I worked at Time magazine in the early ’80s, I bought a frame at the company gift shop that…


The Deep, Tangled Roots of American Illiberalism

In a recent interview with Time, Donald Trump promised a second term of authoritarian power grabs, administrative cronyism, mass deportations…


What Happened When the Skating Coaches Wanted a Union

A simmering labor dispute involving figure skating coaches at Sky Rink in Manhattan ramped up in recent days after two…


The London Design Gallery That Is ‘Nonstop Exploring, Experimenting’

It was love at first sight, said Loïc Le Gaillard, a founder of the Carpenters Workshop Gallery (C.W.G.). The design…


Gardens of Good and Evil

I’ve always thought of gardens as benign, even virtuous places. It wasn’t until the lockdowns of 2020 that the garden…


Thursday Briefing: Police Deployed at U.S. Campuses

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Jessica Pratt’s Timeless Folk Music Is Evolving. Slowly.

The singer and songwriter has a delicate, vintage aesthetic that matches her cautious approach to her work. Her fourth album,…

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