Afshan Jafar assesses the social complexity of sex appeal and the burkini.
Sophia Stewart discusses the bittersweet second and final season of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's "Fleabag."
Andy Fitch talks with Arthur C. Brooks about contempt across the American political divide and his new book "Love Your Enemies."
Alan Kennedy reviews memory and impermanence in Pico Iyer’s recent "Autumn Light."
Geri Lipschultz reviews Jennifer Pastiloff's memoir "On Being Human."
Steve Lichtman reviews the week in politics and culture.
"Aside from the few instances of genuine adolescent naivety found in the actors' desire to amuse, it’s all boilerplate redemption narrative."
Sam Buckland reviews Claire Denis's recent interstellar film "High Life."
"Critics have suggested that Rilke was inspired by the Apollo Belvedere... But maybe they are barking up the wrong tree."
Andy Fitch interviews Stephen Motika about entering the publishing industry and working with poetry.