Prince Philip, The Reluctant Consort

Prince Philip

"The 20th century was a hell of a ride, and one in which men’s expectations for their lives changed as dramatically as women’s. No one encapsulated that quite as strangely, or as remarkably, as a man who lived for nearly a century himself." (The Atlantic)

The Identity Hoaxers

A scribbled over head

"We can all understand the hoaxers who pretend to be someone else with malign intent: the con artists, the charlatans, the cads. The inexplicable, and haunting, cases are those people who seem to believe their own stories." (The Atlantic)

The Resurrection of Jordan Peterson

Jordan Peterson

Peterson "gazed into the culture-war abyss, and the abyss stared right back at him. He is every one of us who couldn’t resist that pointless Facebook argument, who felt the sugar rush of the self-righteous Twitter dunk, who exulted in the defeat of an opposing political tribe, or even an adjacent portion of our own." (The Atlantic)

Isn’t She Good—For A Woman?

Artemisia Gentileschi

"When does feminist celebration become patronizing, an implicit silver medal? (Isn’t she good—for a woman?) As rarities and exceptions, women are often defined by their biography. Never mind the talent—how do we feel about her?" (The Atlantic)

The Crown’s Majestic Untruths

Diana in The Crown

"All truly great historical dramas, memoirs, and biopics are about something greater than their ostensible subject. If they are not, they become a dutiful, forgettable checklist." (The Atlantic)