It’s a good thing that John Kerry is a seasoned diplomat. As the special envoy for climate in the Biden Administration, he has to rally allies and adversaries alike to engage in a costly, world-changing battle to forestall a climate disaster that, he tells David Remnick, is already under way. Beth Allison Barr, a historian and the wife of a pastor, broke from her church’s doctrine, arguing that Biblical readings that promote female submission are a mistake. She discusses why she took that stance, and how she has felt the consequences of it personally. Plus, Jack Antonoff, who is the producer for Taylor Swift and other pop artists, explains how growing up in New Jersey gave him the motivation to expand beyond his upbringing.