A new film re-examines Tolstoy’s marriage—a subject that has inspired more than a century of commentary, from dueling novellas to literary mock trials
Russia’s long good-bye
Introducing AIR MAIL’s first special issue, devoted entirely to the theme of downtown New York, past and present
Just how corrupt is the Qatar World Cup?
A new, unauthorized biography of Britain’s shortest-serving prime minister, Liz Truss, reveals a robotic woman who lives on a diet of espressos and mayonnaise-free food, but leaves its readers wanting more
A new season of The Crown, a scathing nonfiction account, the tell-all memoir from Prince Harry himself—there is no shortage of ways to take in the royal family, but none are flattering
Liz Truss’s catastrophic 45 days as British prime minister have set the stage for a Tarantino-like face-off for her replacement. Brexit-stung Europeans look on in bemusement
New memoirs from both sides of the justice system shed light on Trump’s destructiveness—and feature some major about-faces
What drives Trump? More than racism, power, or even greed, it’s an insatiable hunger for fame
As protests consume Iran, the specter of the Shah’s toppling haunts the ayatollahs
Work, drink, or fornicate? Everything you’ve always wanted to know about writers’ retreats but were afraid to ask
Here’s why Putin thinks basketball superstar Brittney Griner is a fair trade for ex-K.G.B. arms dealer Viktor Bout
Dandyish Cecil Beaton was an unlikely choice for royal photographer. But his portraits of Elizabeth gave a nation in crisis the monarch it needed
As Jared Kushner reveals in his new book, the Trumps have more in common with the Mussolinis than he realizes
One of our Writers at Large explains how to avoid heartbreak, of the existential variety
With Trumpism more rabid and violent than ever, is it finally time to leave?
Writing pro-war poetry for money is one way to survive in Putin’s Russia
Liz Cheney for attorney general?
As a writer on the first season of Saturday Night Live, I was hip. This month, I had one replaced
Trump’s “I believed” defense is indefensible
Is Trump crazy like a fox—or just plain crazy? The director of the documentary series Unprecedented thinks the latter
A crisis of perception has led tourists to avoid Poland. Their loss …
Modern history teaches us that women can be subjugated for only so long
Did Henry Kissinger, now 99, ever meet a powerful world leader he didn’t like?