Male Israeli intelligence officers dismissed warnings from the front lines that a Hamas attack was imminent. It had a lot to do with the fact that the agents sounding the alarm were women
A.I. might be able to save us from the next pandemic—but can it do anything to save Hollywood from mediocrity?
Ridley Scott’s new movie, Napoleon, is all sabers and sex. But what’s forgotten about the emperor of France is that he was also an enlightened protector of Jews
It was the worst of times, it was the best of times
The anti-Semitic reactions in America to the war in Gaza are threatening the country’s most essential compact
Tel Aviv diary: a visit to Israel in a state of war
As war simmers across the Middle East, Democrats and Republicans avoid talking about the last disaster the U.S. was involved in: Afghanistan. Both parties share blame for the return of the Taliban
Israeli intelligence officers saw signs that Hamas was doing something at the Gaza border. They chose to ignore them
Psych report: Does Xi Jinping have a Mao complex?
What’s ahead for Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer?
Everybody hates lawyers, but what if they turn out to be the ones who actually save the planet?
Throughout Scandinavia, copies of the Koran are being burned. Are the most liberal countries in the world growing intolerant? Or is this simply an example of their broad-mindedness?
A kaleidoscopic cultural history of drag in New York City revisits the “Pansy Craze” of the 1920s, the Harlem ball scene, Stonewall, and the Broadway stage
The right immediately embraced Oliver Anthony’s country ballad “Rich Men North of Richmond.” The left wholeheartedly rejected it. Both sides missed the point
At Bohemian Grove, one of America’s oldest, most secretive men’s clubs, the rich and powerful have long played hard and made everyone else work longer and harder
Introducing our updated Arts Intel Report travel search resource. It is unlike anything out there now. You must give it a try
There’s a better way to remember William Friedkin, the witty, generous, and passionately dedicated director of The French Connection and The Exorcist
Does R.F.K. Jr.’s campaign represent what America is becoming—a strange new land where conspiracy theories rule the day—or is it simply a reflection of the country it’s always been?
As Israeli protests against Netanyahu’s efforts to tame the courts escalate, military officers talk about a possible pro-democracy coup
Hollywood isn’t the only strike zone. French journalists are picketing the latest antics of right-wing media mogul Vincent Bolloré
A U.S. Air Force whistleblower has made dramatic new claims for the existence of U.F.O.’s. Is it enough to finally make us believe?
Pride flags in June are now as ubiquitous as tinsel in December. Yet, as a gay man, I’ve never felt more invisible within the L.G.B.T. movement
Bob Dylan’s masterly new album offers a ghostly narrative for our post-pandemic world
Silvio Berlusconi, the lying, womanizing, orange-tinted former Italian P.M. who died this week, resembled Trump, but not as much as they say. For one thing, he had charm