Finding myself accidentally in Berlin on November 9, I wandered through the city with a million other visitors mesmerized by a commemorative project called Lichtgrenze (“border of lights”), a 15-kilometer-long installation of illuminated helium… Read More

Though recently feted with some of the best plaudits of his career for the excellent Boyhood, there was a fleeting, indeterminate moment in the early to mid-1990s when the filmmaker Richard Linklater seemed to… Read More

Vladimir Putin’s distrust of Western-style democracy, his occasional nostalgia for Russia’s glorious tsarist past, his recurring anger at the Communist leaders who allowed the Soviet Union to collapse in 1991, and his determination for… Read More

A couple of years ago, a Chicago-based corporate-identity consultant named Chris Herron gave himself the ultimate challenge: rebrand hell. It was half gag, half self-promotion, but Herron took the project seriously, considering what it… Read More