Andy Fitch discusses forms of journalistic inquiry with Seth Abramson, author of the recent book "Proof of Collusion."
Erik Skindrud compares the political upheaval of Gaius Julius Caesar with the current state of American politics.
Harrison Akins examines the false narrative of the "clash of civilizations" between the Christian and Islamic worlds.
Eisa Ulen looks at Jordan Peele's "Us" and compares it to Spike Lee's 1989 "Do the Right Thing."
Marie Myung-Ok Lee discusses the opening of a white-run "clean" Chinese restaurant in Manhattan.
"France has a way of enticing Californian women who love to cook." Chloe Chappe on Alice Waters and Alice B. Toklas.
Donald Boström recounts his interactions with Julian Assange in the early 2010s and gives his thoughts on the WikiLeaks founder's legal controversies.
Steve Lichtman reviews the week in politics and culture.
Rachel Feder discusses Mary Shelley, Margaret Cavendish, and the fraught title of "mother of science fiction."
Colin Marshall reviews “Birthday,” the first major tearjerker about the 2014 Korean ferry tragedy.