Robin Wright on the escalating tension between the Trump and President Hassan Rouhani, Trump designating the Iranian Revolutionary Guard as terrorist organization, and a proposed prisoner-exchange between the two nations….
Tom Bissell reviews “American Messiahs,” in which Adam Morris exhumes the lives and beliefs of a linked procession of self-appointed prophets who tried to upend American religion—and the American way of life. …
Masha Gessen writes about the dread among the L.G.B.T. community as its members await Supreme Court decisions that would protect from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity….
Samanth Subramanian writes on Sri Lanka’s violent history and its religious and ethno-linguistic tensions, as the country reels from six bombings on Sunday that killed nearly three hundred people. …
Ellis Rosen and Irving Ruan humorously illustrate new developments in artificial intelligence….
Michael Luo highlights reporting and writing published in the past week by The New Yorker that were not about Donald Trump or the Mueller report, including reports on the N.R.A., imprisoned ISIS members, and appropriation in fiction….
Richard Brody writes about a documentary, made by Jean-Luc Godard’s nephew Paul Grivas, that shows the making of “Film Socialisme,” which was shot on the Costa Concordia….
David Rohde writes about Congress’s response to the Mueller report, and Jerrold Nadler’s vow to continue to investigate President Trump. …
Mike Spies reports on internal memos from the N.R.A. detailing the organization’s relationship with the public-relations firm Ackerman McQueen….
Richard Brody reviews “Mary Magdalene,” directed by Garth Davis and starring Rooney Mara, as Mary Magdalene, and Joaquin Phoenix, as Jesus….
Lauren Collins writes about a fire at the Notre-Dame cathedral, in Paris, on Monday, and a recent visit there with the historic-restoration specialists SOCRA….
Evan Osnos writes on his three-year-old son, Ollie, inadvertently locking the family iPad for forty-eight years, and the reactions he received after posting a viral tweet about the incident….
Rachel Riederer reviews “Our Planet,” an eight-episode series presented by Richard Attenborough and available for streaming on Netflix….
Richard Brody on the new online streaming service the Criterion Channel, which offers a library of classic films, including Věra Chytilová’s 1963 modernist melodrama about a troubled gymnast….
Richard Brody reviews Alex Ross Perry’s new film, “Her Smell,” starring Elisabeth Moss….
Eric Lach writes on Attorney General William Barr’s appearances before the Senate Appropriations Committee, where he indicated that the U.S. spied on Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign. …
Michael Luo writes about the quest for slower, better news in an age when Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms give us access to a glut of fast, easilly accessible information that readers may skim quickly but don’t fully absorb….
Abhrayjoti Chakraborty writes on the books of the late Japanese author Yuko Tsushima and the expectations of autofiction….
Françoise Mouly talks to the artist Mark Ulriksen about his cover for the April 15, 2019, issue of The New Yorker….
Chris Wiley writes about Sultan’s photography book “Pictures from Home,” which includes interviews with his parents that undercut the narrative of his father as a fallen Horatio Alger type….