Masha Gessen on democracy, totalitarianism, and the force of political imagination.
Artist Ai Weiwei speaks with Berlin curator Gereon Sievernich about his life and work.
Historian Carina L. Johnson is researching anti-Ottoman propaganda in sixteenth-century Germany.
New Yorker staff writer Elizabeth Kolbert on the sixth extinction and state of the biosphere.
Literary historian Haun Saussy is working on reconstructing the overlapping cosmopolitan worlds of premodern East Asia.
Roberta Cooper Ramo on the role and duties of American lawyers in times of crisis.
Journalist Frances FitzGerald discusses evangelical voters in the United States.
Writer P. Carl discusses his memoir about gender transition, Becoming a White Man.
Rosalind Morris discusses the social and material consequences following the boom of gold mining in Southern Africa.
Film director Gyula Gazdag is working on “Tourist Trip to Hell,” a screenplay wherein WWI German, French, and British soldiers arise from the dead.