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“Maestro” is the “Scariest Thing I’ve Ever Done”
November 24, 2023

Bradley Cooper tells David Remnick that he has spent his life preparing for a role like the iconic conductor Leonard Bernsteinand it shows.

Werner Herzog Defends His “Ecstatic” Approach to the Truth
October 13, 2023

The renowned German filmmaker Werner Herzog has become known for many things: his notoriously ambitious film productions like “Fitzcarraldo” and “Aguirre, The Wrath of God”; his expansive documentarie

Rubén Blades Wasn’t Supposed to Be a Salsa Star
October 10, 2023

For roughly half a century, the singer Rubén Blades has been spreading the gospel of salsa music to every corner of the globe, but his status as an music icon was anything but assured. Despite having

Al Gore on the Climate Crisis: “We Have a Switch We Can Flip”
October 06, 2023

Despite months of discouraging news about extreme weather conditions, the former vice-president Al Gore still believes that there is a solution to the climate crisis clearly in sight. We have a switc

Introducing Critics at Large: The Myth-Making of Elon Musk
October 04, 2023

In this bonus episode, the hosts of Critics at Large dissect Walter Isaacsons new biography of Elon Musk, asking how it reflects ideas about power, money, cults of personalityfrom Batman to The S

Olivia Rodrigo Talks with David Remnick
September 29, 2023

Being called the voice of a generation might seem a little off to someone born after the millennium. But Olivia Rodrigos songs clearly hit home for Gen Z. She turned twenty this year, and has already

Hernan Diaz’s “Trust,” a Novel of High Finance
September 26, 2023

The daughter of eccentric aristocrats marries a Wall Street tycoon of dubious ethics during the Roaring Twenties. That sounds like a plot that F. Scott Fitzgerald might have written, or Edith Wharton.

Kelly Clarkson on Writing About Divorce
September 22, 2023

Twenty years after her breakout on American Idol, Kelly Clarkson released an album called Chemistry that deals with the long arc of a relationship and her recent divorce. She sat down to talk with

Naomi Klein Speaks with Jia Tolentino about “Doppelganger”
September 19, 2023

For twenty-some years, Naomi Klein has been a leading thinker on the left. Shes especially known for the idea of disaster capitalism: an analysis that the forces of big business will exploit any seve

A Solution For the Chronically Homeless, and Listening to Taylor Swift in Prison
September 15, 2023

About 1.2 million people in the United States experience homelessness in a given yearyou could nearly fill the city of Dallas with the unhoused. But there are proven solutions. For the chronically ho