Alex Kotlowitz Sees Hope in Chicago 'Despite the Bloodshed'
The author discusses his new book, the tragic violence in Chicago, and his love for the city's "messy vitalities."
How 'Ocean's 8' Staged a Feminist Coup in Hollywood
A conversation with the film's co-writer and producer Olivia Milch about hiring a diverse cast and writing all-female leads.
PS Picks: 'A Fantastic Woman' Sets a Fantastic Example for Transgender Casting
PS Picks is a selection of the best things that the magazine's staff and contributors are reading, watching, or otherwise paying attention to in the worlds of art, politics, and culture.
Sexual Agency and the Political Undertones in 'Lady Bird'
Despite being a film that doesn't overtly address politics, the sexual power dynamics of Lady Bird resonate in today's news cycle.
How Director Alexandra Dean Revealed a Silver-Screen Bombshell's Ingenious Invention
Hedy Lamarr was promoted as "the most beautiful woman in the world." She also helped create a technology that's now in our cell phones.
'Being a Refugee Is a Human Condition': An Interview With Ai Weiwei
The celebrated artist's new documentary makes the case for incorporating more compassion into our approach to displaced persons.
Watching Angelina Jolie's New Cambodian Film in Cambodia
Last February, survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime and their children gathered to relive a traumatic chapter in their country's history.
Black People Didn't Die So You Could Learn a Lesson
Detroit is yet another example of America's need to exculpate itself by watching black people die.
Indian Critics Are Taking Issue With the Lack of Indian Soldiers in 'Dunkirk'
The film does not feature any Indian soldiers, though four Royal Indian Army Service Corps companies served on and around Dunkirk beach in May of 1940.
Empowering the Communities Fighting Industrial Mining Operations, One Film at a Time
Jessie Landerman, a writer, producer, and director with the New Media Advocacy Project, discusses a new series of videos to help communities stand up to big mining companies.
A Cinematic Homage to the Civilians Saving Lives in Syria
A new documentary profiles the ordinary people who sprang into action as soon bombs began to fall on their beloved homeland.
The Academy's First Black President Is Stepping Down From Its Governing Board
Cheryl Boone Isaacs spearheaded the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' diversity initiative.
Poland Doubles Down on Its Decision Not to Extradite Roman Polanski
The Chinatown director has, yet again, found refuge in a European country—despite the ascendant right-wing government’s brief show of judicial muscle.
PS Picks: Our Recommendations for What to Watch, Read, and Listen to Right Now
This month: The Mapping Journey Project at the Museum of Modern Art; Mark Lilla's attempt to understand political reactionaries; Nate Parker's gritty new film, The Birth of a Nation; and the documentary Command and Control.