The famously hopeful novelist's move to dystopian fiction in The Circle.
His writing turned out to be mortal. But in post–World War II American culture, he’s still a giant.
The legendary singer-songwriter of the Velvet Underground died Sunday.
The next time somebody says "Things were more innocent when I was a kid," tell them to wake up.
The website used upstart humor to teach feminism to a generation. Now it’s a media “influencer.”
For the black filmgoer, movies like 12 Years a Slave aren't mere popcorn fare—anger, annoyance, and vulnerability often follow when history is commodified by Hollywood.
The former vice president reminds us of what a hard time Bush administration officials had distinguishing between fantasy and reality.
The fact that you love them doesn't mean they're worthless. Maybe you're right!
The Prospect talks with Jesmyn Ward, National Book Award winner and author of the recently published memoir, Men We Reaped.
Donald Webster Cory's 1951 landmark book, The Homosexual in America, inspired early activists. Then he disavowed its message.
Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell’s new book, The Disaster Artist, basks in the delightful weirdness of The Room and its chief architect.
What does the film industry's relationship with the bankrupt city say about Detroit's future?
ABC's Scandal makes us root for a fundamentally despicable version of American democracy led by a cabal of corrupt Republicans run amok. Should we feel guilty?
We hear plenty about the young-earth creationists trying to keep students from hearing about evolution. But what about the moral culpability of the textbook publishers?
The finale is destined to underwhelm not just because of unreasonable expectations but because the show’s integrity won’t let it do otherwise.