Emma Goldberg muses on Joan Didion's words about attachment to place.
The Weekly Read: April 29, 2019
Steve Lichtman reviews the week in politics and culture.
Off in the Shadows: A Conversation with Patton Oswalt about Michelle McNamara’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark
Rebecca Schultz interviews Patton Oswalt on Michelle McNamara's true crime story "I'll Be Gone in the Dark."
Why Not a Founder’s Opera?
Hollis Robbins explores the failure of Adams and Sellers' gold rush opera "Girls of the Gold West" and wonders when tech entrepreneurs will be the subjects of their own operas.
Cultural Patrimony: A Tribute to Alfredinho Jacinto Melo
Andrew Zingg reconnects with his grandfather's bossa nova legacy through Alfredinho Jacinto Melo's influential club Bip-bip in Rio de Janeiro.
Because I Distrust this Mode: Talking to Dawn Lundy Martin
Andy Fitch interviews Dawn Lundy Martin about her books "Discipline" and "Life in a Box Is a Pretty Life."
Skimming the Surface: A Way of Looking at Us
Eisa Ulen looks at Jordan Peele's "Us" and compares it to Spike Lee's 1989 "Do the Right Thing."
When Did Asian Food Become Dirty?
Marie Myung-Ok Lee discusses the opening of a white-run "clean" Chinese restaurant in Manhattan.
Two Alices and Political Produce
"France has a way of enticing Californian women who love to cook." Chloe Chappe on Alice Waters and Alice B. Toklas.
On WikiLeaks and Julian Assange
Donald Boström recounts his interactions with Julian Assange in the early 2010s and gives his thoughts on the WikiLeaks founder's legal controversies.